LitecoinLitecoin has been making some big gains in the last week holding steady at around 16 cents (USD) per Litecoin. This surge in price and rumors of some big upcoming announcements for Litecoin mean that Bitcoin’s little brother is finally growing up. If you’re not yet familiar with Litecoin now might be the time to get acquainted. Here’s how to get started using Litecoin.

An Overview Of Litecoin

Litecoin (abbreviated LTC) is a digital peer to peer currency used over the internet. It is based off of concepts similar to the quickly growing Bitcoin protocol with a few differences. Like Bitcoin it is decentralized meaning that it isn’t reliant on a central entity such as a central bank. Rather Litecoin is dependent on the network of users that employ it. It has a finite supply of coins that are being released over time through a process referred to as mining. There will only ever be 84 million Litecoins produced as opposed to Bitcoin’s 21 million limit. Litecoin also has a faster confirmation time than Bitcoin. With Litecoin transaction confirmations arrive on average every 2.5 minutes as opposed to every 10 minutes with Bitcoin.

Litecoin Encryption

Like Bitcoin it uses encryption to process transactions but instead of the SHA-256 algorithm it uses a scrypt based algorithm. The scrypt algorithm is more reliant on memory making CPU mining more effective and was part of the initial appeal of Litecoin. Because of the different algorithm much of the specialized hardware that has been developed for Bitcoin will not work with Litecoin. For this reason many people expect GPU miners to eventually switch to Litecoin.

Setting Up The Litecoin Client

In order to use Litecoin you’ll first need to download and set up the Litecoin client. The Litecoin client is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X from this github page or through the litecoin site. Opening the Litecoin client is as simple as finding it in your applications with mac or program files with windows and starting the program. It may take a little while for the Litecoin client to download the Litecoin blockchain (A history of past and recent Litecoin transactions). Once this is complete you’ll be ready to go. It is a good idea to keep the Litecoin client running as it helps support the network and keeps your blockchain up to date.

Litecoin Client

Using the client is pretty self-explanatory once it is up and running. Send Coins allows you to send Litecoins to another user by entering in their address and the amount to send. Receive coins allows you to manage your addresses, copy them and lets other people send you coins. Transactions is a ledger of all the Litecoins you’ve sent and received to date. The address book allows you to manage a list of addresses and label them so you don’t have to reacquire an address every time you need to send someone coins. Unlike many other wallets Litecoin still has a Mining application built in (More on this in the Get Litecoins section).

Securing Your Wallet

I highly recommend that you take measures to secure your wallet. Litecoin has a built in encryption feature that you can set up by going to settings -> Encrypt Wallet.

Litecoin Encryption

Next you’ll be prompted to enter a pass phrase. Make sure that the pass phrase is either something you can easily recall or make sure to store the pass phrase somewhere safe. Your coins will essentially become worthless if you lose this.


Litecoin Communities

The Litecoin forum over at is probably the most active of the Litecoin communities. If you’re looking to get more technical info on Litecoin mining or the most recent news on Litecoin this is the place to go. Alternatively you can subscribe to the Litecoin subreddit though it’s not nearly as active as Bitcoin’s. The Alternative Crypto-Currencies forum on BitcoinTalk has some pretty good information on what is going on in the Litecoin world as well.

Get Litecoins

Previously I’ve awarded Litecoins to new users as long as they posted their address in the comments. However, with the rising cost and difficulty, as well as my own decreasing supply (339 comments as of this writing), I’m stopping this for now. You can still post an address in the comments if you like and perhaps some generous Litecoiner will come along pass a few litecents on.

As for other ways to get your first Litecoins, the cryptocurrency exchange offers Litecoin for trade with a number of other currencies. It is also rumored that Litecoin will be traded on MtGox shortly. If you’re interested in the mining side of litecoin you can check out my tutorial on mining Litecoin with your GPU.

NOTE: I no longer am offering donations to cryptocurrency newcomers as the coins have become too pricey and my supply is dwindling. Feel free to post an address in the comments still as some generous individual(s) may still wish to donate.

Post a comment with your feedback about this article or about Litecoin along with your LTC address and I’ll go ahead and send you one 0.5  0.25  0.10 Litecoins to help you get started (While supplies last supply is dwindling). Unlike most of the other crypto-currencies, Litecoin still has a mining application built into it that uses your CPU to mine Litecoins.


The most notable Litecoin exchange is BTC-e which allows for easy trade between Litecoin and US Dollars as well as Litecoin and Bitcoin. One of my favorite crypto-coin exchanges is Vircurex which allows for exchange between most of the available crypto-currencies.

That’s all I have for now on Litecoin. If you’re interested in mining Litecoin be sure to check out our Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin Mining. As always if you have crypto-currency related tips or news you can email me at cryptojunky at zoho dot com.


542 Responses to “Getting Started With Litecoin”

  1. Ray Says:

    Love this post! Just shared it from @geekbauchery on Twitter. :)


  2. CryptoJunky Says:

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I just sent you two LTC!

  3. Ray Says:

    Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate it! :)

  4. Beefalo Jones Says:

    Thanks for the HOWTO! Now I have my first LTC wallet set up.


  5. steve Says:

    Gonna start this off today! LfBZo5zHquePANWapGE8SKtSnAhzgrHTK8

    I think this is the right address.

  6. jtlarousse Says:

    Litecoin offers an opportunity to do some mining yourself, something that is not doable with bitcoins anymore unless you invest in ASIC. There is something really rewarding to see your amount of LTC growing slowly. Even if LTC will stay BTC’s little sister, it is still good fun.


  7. Timothy White Says:

    I just shared on my facebook, thanks for going out of your way to make this awesome tutorial. Viva Litecoin. LSpX3LHbSLGRjnyMhwQbgpr5Ujsh6dWF4n

  8. Ryan Says:

    I’ve been mining pretty unsuccessfully with Litecoin for a while now. It takes about 24 hours for me to mine a single coin, but it’s an interesting look into that side of the currency. It would take me years to mine a single bitcoin with a CPU.

    Great post, I’m glad LTC is getting some attention now.


  9. michael Says:

    I would like a litecoin I just started mining

  10. blahbla Says:

    Thanks for the post. Interesting to see the new attention cryptocurrencies are getting. And I appreciate the LTC :)


  11. Alex Says:

    I’m just getting into bit- and litecoin now, and I only hope that I’m in on this one early enough! Thanks for this tutorial. I found it on a facebook post, so it’s getting around! Let’s see if it catches on.


  12. CryptoJunky Says:

    Litecoins sent – welcome to Litecoin!

  13. ts Says:


    Thank yoU!

  14. dudeman Says:

    Great introductory post. Hopefully Litecoin as Bitcoin’s little bro could ease the scalability issues affecting Bitcoin?

    PS I like that you use Bitmessage.

  15. Redder Says:

    Thanks for the great intro to Litecoin. Understandable, even when lacking a thourough understanding of Bitcoin myself :D


  16. Tom Says:

    Very useful startup guide. Thanks for taking the time to make this! It reminded me to encrypt my wallet.


  17. Greedo Says:

    Could you do an overview on litecoin mining? I find that more confusing than litecoin in general, and I’m sure you’ll get plenty of traffic from such an endeavor.



  18. Bert Says:

    I’m pretty excited about litecoin and it seems like now is the time to get in. Thanks for the guide.


  19. scottloh Says:

    cool I just start mining litecoin today

  20. notch Says:

    litecoins for the people


  21. CryptoJunky Says:

    Awesome, thanks for reading Otoh!

  22. Stan Says:

    Thanks for this handy tutorial.
    I’m looking forward to know how to mine (in a pool) with GPU and how / why it’s better than the CPU miner for which the LTC was inherently designed for.

    Anyway, thanks for your generosity – LLfjZa8CdU9TWLD3Y9L5vVvq3DfmckCJ9L

  23. Ben Says:

    Thanks for this – very useful :)

  24. Flink Says:

    Just read your article, quite interesting, so I created a litecoin wallet :)

    Here is my address: LXmvfebgj8hAX2UnXyK9JKL4EYLFWTBkow

  25. RIcky Weiss Says:

    Great article. Interested in learning more about mining.


  26. awesome Says:

    I’m a big fan of Bitcoin so I’ll love his little brother also! Setting it up now!

  27. awesome Says:

    Forgot to give you my LTC address lol

  28. aurel Says:

    Seeing as Bitcoin is getting stronger, I’m starting to have faith in LTC.

  29. Seppe Says:

    Thanks for the article. I used it to set up my first wallet. Can’t wait to get my first Litecoins! :-D


  30. Gmosx Says:

    Great article, here is my address:


  31. Miguel Says:

    Just finished reading your terracoin article before this one on litecoin. Going to mine a bit of both of them, till I get an idea which one is better.


  32. Krunkster Says:

    Awesome guide, really helped a lot :)


  33. sage Says:

    LTC is really gaining some attention lately.
    And this helped me a lot getting into it; I’ve just got my address!

    I would suggest you add a new section to it about “paper wallet”, i.e. the printing of addresses and private keys, for extra security in case of hardware failures and the such.

    All in all, great article! Keep it up!


  34. CryptoJunky Says:

    NOTE: Payouts of coins in ‘getting started’ posts will be postponed for a few days. I’ll still pay out, just don’t expect your coin(s) immediately.

  35. Richard Williams Says:

    I’ve heard of LTC and TRC before, but haven’t paid much attention. After the BTC incident that just took place, maybe it is time to spread my digital coin investments accross all three.

    Thank you so much for helping me learn howto get started. I now have both the LTC and the TRC clents running on my desktop.

    Very nice and easy explaination!


  36. Milan Says:

    Thanks for the guide I will get mining now!


  37. Dobromir Says:

    It’s interesting to see where Litecoins goes, it has the potential to run along with Bitcoins.


  38. Fred The Med Says:

    Litecoins are shooting up in value!

  39. Martin Says:

    Thanks – found this from Bitcoin forum recommendation, and seems like LTC is heating up. Look forward to swapping a few BTC for them as well, perhaps on Vircurex…

  40. Greg Says:

    Any chance I could try out my new wallet? Can’t believe how fast the price is going up. Want to make sure I have this set up right.


  41. Greg Says:

    Hey Crypto thanks for the .25 coins. I’ve got to ask how did you make it send from an unknown address? Is there a mixing service with Ltc similar to Btc?

    When I check where it comes from it states Unknown

  42. karim Says:


    litecoins are through the roof! they hit $0.75 last night.

  43. Dave Says:

    Awesome article, total newbie here, so I can’t wait to see your tutorial about mining!


  44. CryptoJunky Says:


    I’m not using a mixing service so I’m not sure why it’s coming up as unknown. I might have to look into that further, haven’t heard of it happening before. Have you had anything similar happen with your wallet and other transactions?

  45. Jeff Says:

    Thanks for the info! very helpful!


  46. Midnigh7 Says:

    Nice write up!

  47. D3l Says:

    Thanks for the help getting going!


  48. glenn Says:

    thanks for the tips … just getting my feet wet with this and this was an excellent explanatory article . Gonna look for your mining tutorial now. thanks again.


  49. Silverbug Says:

    Nice write up, just downloaded the LTC client, going to give it a try!


  50. All Things Luxury Says:

    All Things Luxury is proud to announce that we will begin manually accepting litecoins for payment of items on our website, we have a vast selection of precious metals and jewelry for less. We have been a strong supporter of bitcoin for quite some time.

  51. Alex W. Says:

    Great beginner tutorial, thanks!


  52. J.D.Lundy Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, really helpful.


  53. Ksnim Says:

    Interesting. I learned a lot about litecoin.

  54. Slick Says:

    Yo – great stuff.


  55. Kappa Says:

    Very useful, TYSM!


  56. XKR Says:

    Thanks for this! Appreciate the help.


  57. DaftM Says:

    This is awesome. I spent 10 minutes pressing the wallet button to generate a new address when I should have gone to the receive coins button… Thanks for the help. Next step, figure out how to mine some LiteCoins!!!


  58. feilermichal Says:

    Can I have some litecoins, please? LUVvuifmmSNLmET6K5PnsHq5zR7wWRuuUd

  59. Nelson Says:

    Very nice review, I learned a lot from this article, made me finish reading it as it gives away free Litecoins :) thank you in advance sir :)


  60. Arf Says:

    This is a useful article for sure, I hadn’t bothered to protect my wallet before reading this, good tip!

    LdLtSUhYqHNBL2YLDB6vin6Jp4uxLTBfgw if you have any left :)

  61. Juan Says:

    Good article to begin with but how long does it take to get a green checkmark in the lower right corner of the wallet?

  62. Metus Says:

    Hey, thank you for the article! Mining LTC right now. If you have a couple for me left, feel free to send them over.


  63. Juan Says:

    There is one thing I do not understand yet. If I change computers (lets say I remember my password) do I loose all the coins or is there a way to transfer them to my new computer?

  64. edwin80 Says:

    nice explanation, will definitely benefit those that are new to Litecoin , thanks


  65. Explicit Says:

    I am new to crypto-currencies. I am not a miner, nor do I intend to become one . I am just curious; by nature. Since Bitcoin is way oversold at the moment, I think that Litecoin is the way to go.
    I’d appreciate if you could send me some Lite-cents so that I could see how the transaction is actually done.

    BTW. a very nice review.


  66. Greg Says:

    Great article, thanks

  67. Niko Says:

    Hey. just checking out Litecoin. Trying the built in miner. Looks pretty cool. Have been using Bitcoins for 2 years now.


  68. Joe Says:

    Just getting started in crypto-currencies. This guide was the easiest one I’ve found for Litecoin. Would appreciate help getting started with that 0.25


  69. RJW Says:

    nice article.

  70. fuhoser Says:

    Thank you for the information!


  71. Natasha Says:

    nice start but tell me, how long does it take to mine any litecoins?

  72. Frostasus Says:

    Very helpful, thank you for all of your effort! Litecoin will become the new Bitcoin soon! :)


  73. muu Says:

    nice to see Litecoins getting some love! Share the wealth and let’s all work to make it succeed :D

  74. muu Says:

    LW7sfuobioXgXqBRRjRJeJyEDQRyyjBzjB < forgot to add this xD

  75. Explicit Says:

    I’ve received 0.25 LTC. Thanks!
    I’ll play with it for a while, a day or two, then I’ll return it to you.

    I’ll not burden you with details, since I think that I might be able to figure out the right address by myself, using the Litecoin Explorer at (I am using litecoind, w/o gui.) In case I won’t be 100% sure about the right address, I’ll seek help on litecoin forum.

  76. Jens Says:

    Super excited about this, and thanks for the article.


  77. wave pax Says:

    Nice article. First time with cryptocurrencies.

    Does the blockchain download have to fully complete before being able to see litecoin transactions in Litecoin Wallet? Could you post an article showing how to anonymize a litecoin transaction?

    I turned on mining in the wallet and it is showing 0 hashes/sec. Does the blockchain download have to compete before mining starts? How much computer memory and flops/sec is needed these days to mine litecoin?

    Would appreciate the litecoin


  78. AW Says:

    Just DLd the software and going to start mining, excited about the diversification of cryptocurrencies!


  79. dreamsheep Says:

    Super useful article! Thanks for taking the time to write it. Now just need to find the easiest way to buy LTC with GBP! Wishing i’d invested more in BTC a couple years back when I first heard of it – i’m sure we’ll see prices come crashing down soon enough though!


  80. Swastiget Says:

    Thanks for the help on getting started

  81. Archie Says:

    Thanks so much your article helped me a lot! :)


  82. NinjaBoffin Says:

    Thank you for this super useful article!
    I found out abut Litecoin and was super excited!


  83. Dahmo Says:


    Thanks for helping me set up. I got interested in bit coin from Max Keisers reports. Looks like bit coin has gone crazy since the Cyprus banking issue arose. I searched around and found litecoin. Your post got me up and running. Cheers :)

  84. HappySmack Says:

    This may be my 1st transaction. Thank you, very informative.


  85. paoli Says:

    Good intro article. Thanks!


  86. Davee Says:

    Extremely well written, i think LTC will take off, ive just ordered 20 7970’s so a nice hash rate will be mine soon.



  87. Chris Davis Says:

    Hey! Thanks for publishing this article and the article on mining… seems like (understandable) information on Litecoin is still thin on the ground for now. This helps a lot!


  88. snouf Says:

    Very good article for beginners and others.
    I like also the site setup.



  89. Kc Says:

    Thanks for the info. A mining guide would be most welcome.


  90. silver999 Says:

    Hi,,,,first time miner here…dont have a rig capable I dont think but will have a GO!

    Thanks for the great article :)


  91. subject 186760 Says:

    Thank you very much i spent a lot of time trying to find how to get started with Litecoins only to finding massive tedious chunks of script stuff i couldn’t understand.

    Your tutorials are clearly instructed and as easy as it gets to follow.
    Thank you very much again


  92. alevay Says:


    Anyone want to guide me in the right direction? I have been stumbling through trying to become a miner at…funny so far but seriously want to help get this going! My email is if there is anyone that would be willing to help, great article thanks!

  93. Mark Says:


    Excellent guide!!! Many thanks for the coins!

  94. jststw01 Says:

    Thanks for the article. Time to diversify with some LTC.


  95. roman g Says:

    good article for new people interested in litecoins


  96. Jonny Says:

    Cool, my CPU is mining @2500/second!
    is it possible to mine a block this way? how long will it take?
    I enjoyed this article and delighted to be mining

  97. Steven Says:

    just set up my litecoin wallet!

    feel free to send me any amount of LTC to get me started!


  98. Anthony Says:

    Loved this and your intro to mining article. Keep it up!


  99. Chris Says:

    Thanks you very much for your effort to help the LTC become the best next BTC. I will help as well –> LXdEcHxs9p2i23siWWwrhPZ1GscejVGbhr

    I have started mining, just little bits, but little bits grow hopefully!

  100. Chris Says:

    I hope you like my avatar. Will change the $ sign into the Litecoin symbol soon!

  101. ctz Says:

    this info got me up and running quickly, thanks


  102. Therealbradster Says:

    Really appreciate the article- lots of good information. I’ll keep an eye out for the coins!


  103. hyperburn Says:

    nice introduction

  104. Jeff Says:

    Very helpful!

  105. jbreher Says:

    I’ve got a few BTC, just looking into LTC for the first time. I am trying to sort out of there is enoguh technical difference between the two , such that LTC could be an effective hedge against some technical flaw in BTC that may be discovered in the future.

    Where would one go to learn more.

    And I’m not above handouts – thanks!


  106. jutsch Says:

    Thank you for this great well-written article!

  107. Roc Joco Says:

    Thank you for the info, I think I will stick with LTC right now. My wallet is so empty!


  108. td Says:

    Thanks for the article as it really explained a lot to this noob!


  109. Rudy R Says:

    This got me up an running! Thanks for the tips!

  110. Jose P Says:

    Great article for the rookies! Got me started as well!


  111. FOOSMAN Says:

    Best info. You are my hero. Will send this link to many others that are NOOBS like me. Cheers mate!

  112. Daniel Says:

    Great article for cryptocurrency beginners! Keep up the good work!


  113. Charles Says:

    Thanks so much for the info!!!


  114. gabriel Says:

    Thanks for the info.


  115. Nick B Says:

    Thank you very much for your tips! This was very helpfull.

  116. David Says:

    Thanks for the help. NO tech knowledge here and very easy to understand


  117. Stever Says:

    Just learning about digital currencies and am looking forward to trying LiteCoin.

  118. nikflossus Says:

    Excellent article. Thank you very much.


  119. jay ralston Says:

    I wish i found this tutorial earlier!! lol!

    it was so easy to read and to follow along with!

    thank you very much


  120. Harold Stevens Says:

    Fantastic tutorial! Thanks!


  121. skunkwex Says:

    thanks :D
    looking forward to checking it out!

  122. Roy Says:

    Thanks for the guide mate, I’ll start mining with a pool using the other guide you linked too. Cheers :)


  123. Daryl Says:

    Hey all when Butterfly labs release their ASIC machines everyone with GPU miners will jump to Litecoin, we should see increased interest. Get it while it is hot.


  124. Kevin Mak Says:

    Found this article great and easy to follow. Been reading up on bitcoins and litecoins recently, wish I had sooner.


  125. Conor M Says:

    Great article, lots of useful information. Links to other easy to follow articles were really helpful! Thanks LPzBcknzvo6zDMQvh9CraxMQnrizJ8Jirx

  126. kro Says:

    Great write up! Been into bitcoins for a while now and decided to take the plunge to litecoin.

  127. w4ffl3z Says:

    Thanks very much for the overview it really taught me a lot!


  128. Dave Says:

    Very nice article. Now to read your tutorial on mining. Thanks a lot!


  129. internet tough guy Says:

    Thanks for this write up. I’ve been thinking about experimenting with litecoin and this will help get me started.


  130. bmlzootown Says:

    Just read this. This made it so simple to setup my wallet! Thanks!


  131. YayFun Says:

    Thank you for the great article, I just Facebook-liked it!

    I am just now learning about litecoin and found your information helpful.
    Also, I really appreciated the tip about Vircurex, thanks!


  132. ZeroDelocke Says:

    Thanks for the post, helped me get everything started smoothly.


  133. greg Says:

    great article!!


  134. Steve Says:

    Thanks for this, came up #1 in my google search for getting started and now i am off to the races!


  135. jimmyjyc Says:


    Thanks for the rundown!

  136. close encounter Says:

    So glad I found this site, it must be my lucky day to get some coinage and learn in the process, thanks!


  137. 49er Says:

    Thanks much for the help. Will be sharing this with friends.


  138. adey johnson Says:

    great article, and incentive to reply too! just downloaded and now syncing blocks, bitcoin seems too difficult for my rig….maybe this will work better, thankyou by the way ;) LcJV2bjaE51BmzoP3JSBxAxpusmsGEFt65 adey

  139. Close Encounter Says:

    Very glad I found this site learning alot, thanks alot!


  140. butts Says:

    Thanks for the guide, I’d appreciate the starters LTCs!

  141. Malk Says:

    Thanks for a simple starting article, lets give it a try! :D


  142. bothofus Says:

    Thanx! Im was up and running in no time :)


  143. WOwee Says:

    Thanks for this guide.


  144. iddd Says:

    This was so well written and helpful. Most of the other guides are hard to decipher. Thanks!


  145. 8bitPunk Says:

    Thanks CryptoJunkie! Litecoin is the first cryptocurrency that I will mine, and I’ll follow your Terracoin guide next.

    Appreciate the help getting started.


  146. Skyy Says:

    Thanks! I just became aware of bitcoins and am interested in mining litecoins. I will tell my friends about this site.


  147. Zvan Says:

    Thanks for this quick guide!

    Can you please send me my first set of litecoins?



  148. OK Says:

    Very good tutorial!


  149. monstur Says:

    Was lucky to find this guide, Thank you.


  150. soandso Says:

    Nice guide, very helpful!


  151. saga Says:

    Great article. I’m all setup now.


  152. Sambo Says:

    Great Article Thank you, everything i was looking for in one spot.


  153. chris Says:

    This article is much simpler than the absolute beginners guide. Really looking forward to figuring out Litecoins. Hope this address works –
    LbgMf2oz9bNPZuxnqBKxBYUeyQD4MtZzCx Thanks!

  154. Alex Says:

    Thanks so much for writing this giude!!! It made is so much easier to get set up and start mining.


  155. drumon Says:

    Good article. Thanks!


  156. close encounter Says:

    Recived coins, thanks a ton!!

  157. Black Lung Says:

    Thank you for the guide, I’m just getting my head wrapped around the many variables involved in Litecoin mining. I am running an i7 2620M 2.7GHz on Win7 x64 and only processing around 4k hash/sec on the native Litecoin Wallet application though my 4 cores are pegged out.
    Your other guide (Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin Mining) recommends using GUI Miner Scrypt but doesn’t mention if that is in conjunction with the native Wallet or as a replacement. Also, is it necessary to join a pool or is it likely to do just as well solo mining and foregoing the associated fees?
    Again, thanks for the guide.


  158. zoe Says:

    Have just started with Litecoins. What ist the best tool for mining?


  159. back to hack Says:

    Love this litecoin and bitcoin stuff!
    Thanks for post!

    Address: LSD1kk2Es5UAPL2Aa2BnmRi4DLn3pZKRiD

    haha my address starts with “LSD” :)


  160. sw Says:

    Thanks for the getting started tips!

  161. Skills Says:

    Very good intro to lightcoin, best I have seen thus far.


  162. Ben Says:

    Thank you for your good article, it did help me to start with LTC! :)
    Now, let’s try to do some (small-scale) mining…


  163. Korey Says:

    We were just talking about bitcoins and litecoins in my Computer Security class and this article definitely aided in my introductory learning. Thanks!


  164. Thadius Says:

    Thanks for a really good intro to litecoins
    I have been interested in bitcoins for over a year, and just got interested in alternatives.


  165. Jeff Robins Says:

    This was very informative!


  166. poriks Says:

    Just created my first LTC address. Current balance: 0LTC


  167. runningonfumez Says:

    Thanks for the article. It helped me get started.


  168. Rage Says:

    Smashing article, thanks :D


  169. Paul Says:

    Thanks for the Article most informative.


  170. JAM Says:

    I missed the bitcoin boom, but hopefully I can cash in on the litecoin boom


  171. Jimpy Says:

    Question… I have been mining for about a day and got nothing yet (average 4000 hash’s).. how long should I expect to for ma blockchain?


  172. nedievas Says:

    Good tut!


  173. JokesOnYou77 Says:

    Great tutorial/introduction. Thorough but not too long-winded. Got me fired up and ready to try mining!


  174. Jooolopy Says:

    Excellent tutorial, I just got started thanks to you.


  175. Arkhan Says:

    This was a really helpful introduction, in combination with the GPU mining tutorial. As BTC gets more and more mainstream, it feels like the hobby/crypto community may drift to something more like LTC as BTC is overrun with actual for-profit corporate-style entities.

    Regardless, thanks very much!


  176. moozilla Says:

    Thanks for the information! Was really helpful in getting my wallet set up, I think this is the right address:


  177. Uros Says:

    I think the guide is good enough, I mean even I understood everything and I’m slow at understanding things.


  178. PattiKake Says:

    Thanks so much for the info Cryptojunky! I can’t wait to get started mining litecoin.


  179. konto77 Says:

    THANK YOU! All of the other guides online are too technical. If you want to start my litecoin wallet here’s my address :)


  180. Max Says:

    Thanks for the great guide! Set up everything, going to invest some money in LTC, it might outperform BTC in the end.


  181. Gav Says:

    Just starting out, may have to read this a few times


  182. Renat Says:

    Nice post!

    I am now getting myself in litecoin mining.


  183. Vivi Says:

    Thanks for the starting information.

    The Sync takes quite awhile though.


  184. Lee Says:

    ha, i finally got around to do it. thanks for guide.


  185. Bennnnn Says:

    Thanks fot the guide! It helped alot! I can’t wait to start mining these things.


  186. dc Says:

    Want to get started – thanks!


  187. Andreas Says:

    Thanks for the info and guide! Looking foreward to getting started

  188. 8-ball Says:

    thanks for the tutorial its got me started to a new world of cryptocurrencies


  189. Dgiors Says:

    I’m linking to your site from my personal blog. I wanted to write about BTC and LTC since I know many of my readers have never heard of them. Thank you for the great resource.


  190. space Says:


    Thank you! I appreciate the intro.

  191. Patrick Says:

    I found this very helpful. Thanks!

  192. yupyo Says:

    Send me a litecoin for good luck!


  193. steeeeee Says:

    I missed the bitcoin train, thanks for writing this all up


  194. NEWBIE Says:


  195. Timmy Says:

    Very informative tutorial thanks for making this


  196. tinux Says:

    Great article!


  197. John Says:

    Thanks for the info on LiteCoins… I think I will start mining.


  198. mark Says:

    Hi Thanks for this .

  199. m dunne Says:

    can you suggest a computer operating system and any external hardware to buy to maximise mining

  200. kris Says:

    This guide has been really helpful, Thanks!


  201. polaman Says:

    Super article, I just downloaded the software and got an address!

    If you got some LTC left you can send some over! :D Thanks!


  202. Steve Says:

    Nice tut! Just got all setup.


  203. me Says:


  204. Toby Says:

    Just got started with Litecoin. I like the idea of CPU-based mining, to lower the (effective) barrier to entry as compared to bitcoin with specialized ASICs.



  205. Ben Sah Says:

    Just started reading into this and trying to figure it all out and thanks for the partial coin if you can spare it:


  206. T Says:

    Hey man, appreciate the tutorial. If you’ve still got any litecoins left :P


  207. JustMe Says:

    This was seriously the best tutorial I could have found to get started!


  208. John Says:

    This blog is great! It really helped me get started on litecoins a few days ago better than any other source. It really gets the new user setup to at least start making transactions. I will continue to visit for updates and what not! Thanks so much for making it!


  209. Michael Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very straight forward and helped me get started. Currently I have 0 LTC but I have yet to start mining. Hopefully I get in on this cryptocurrency early enough unlike with Bitcoin. If anything, it’s a fun little passtime.

    LTC address: LS1bVEap3rbQB24uhmim1gwJ9pNv3CJSfE


  210. Highlyanimated Says:

    Excelent tutorial, can’t wait to get up and running.


  211. RP Says:

    Excellent write up. Go Litecoins!


  212. John Says:

    If you’ve got anything left, I’d sure appreciate it.

  213. New guy Says:

    I found out about this because some friends showed me litecoin’s value is exploding. Thanks for the tutorial. If you still are giving some out I’d appreciate anything.


  214. James Wu Says:

    Thanks man. If you have any LTC it’ll help! :D

  215. slash Says:

    Really nice article. Already got my litecoin miner running! It’d be nice to get some initial LTC from you :-)

  216. Bryan Says:

    Great post, I’m glad LTC is getting some attention now.


  217. Choppy9 Says:

    Love the tute, just set up my first wallet!!!


  218. Ixi Says:

    I’d love my first ltc :)
    I’m trying to mine my first coin but it’s still a bit slow. Might try solo mining later on.


  219. Pi Says:

    Thanks for the article. I’ve just started to learn about litecoins.


  220. Timeless Says:

    This is cool. It has a built in miner. I will try this and if it works, I will difinitely stick with it,
    And the tutorial is cool.
    Thank you very much.

  221. Nolan Says:

    Really good article, I would suggest merging it with the litecoin mining article though, just to make things easier.
    If anyone can spare anything

  222. synner Says:

    Thanks for the great guide! I have recently gained interest in crypto-currencies, I spend some time reading about them on the Internet, but most information was too advanced for novice user to begin. Thanks to your guides I have managed to set up my wallet and start mining.
    Thanks for the great guide!


  223. Joeler Says:

    Thank you. Hopefully I can make a better run on these than I did with bitcoins, only make a mistake once, I say. :)

  224. Cory Edgar Says:

    Thanks for the easy to understand and follow getting started tutorial. Might not amount to anything, but can’t hurt to try it! LZ98K4eLip5kDMpM9NYbnXRjo2Fe3YTLpr

  225. Dave Says:

    Finally an easy guide for n00bs!


  226. Terry-Greece Says:

    Very useful startup guide. Thanks for taking the time to make this!


  227. scott Says:

    I searched the internet over for learning tools to begin working with litecoin and this site is the BEST BY 100 x..Very Easy for a dummy like myself..Thanks alot,


  228. Tobias Says:

    Thanks for article, super helpful!


  229. M.n Says:

    I really like the article it’s a good introduction and it clears a lot of things up for me.
    LLnzqm7jAzoyqBZhVWPcMS2zSpVa68C7gP, there’s my address I think.


  230. M.n Says:

    hi, i just got the 0.10 but for the balance it says 0.00
    and in unconfirmed it says 0.10,
    what should I do next.

  231. arie Says:

    great article, really helped get started with litecoin – and i’m not even a native english speaker.
    good job, and thank you.

  232. James Says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize there was more than just bitcoin.

    Thanks for the tutorial, I wish I got into this stuff sooner.


  233. John Says:

    Hopefully this works! LLEsk4jCB89MHW3HitNeoHdBd95Hv6n1Yy

  234. moto_bill Says:

    Saw the article about this on reddit :)

    If you have any still:

  235. franck Says:

    Thanks for this great introductory guide !

  236. Tom Daly Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very straightforward and got me started.

  237. Rafi Says:

    Thank you for this article. I have been searching about info for litecoin and there is not too much info yet about litecoin for newbies like me.. But here is well explained and because of this I have my wallet of litecoins running. Now I will read your article about mining… I would be very thankful if you could donate me my firsts litecoin cents:



  238. James Says:

    Great Article, What does the (out of sync) next to Wallet and Recent Transactions on the overview screen mean?


  239. chencho Says:

    Great article, it made me get involved in litecoin.

    Thanks a bunch!


  240. pellirojo Says:

    So does all of this I’ve heard about litecoins lately, does it mean that early adopters are rich by now?

    If you still have any litecoins left cryptojunky, I would love some!


  241. Matt Says:

    Very good tutorial! I’m loving Litecoin and looking forward to mining some! Thanks!!


  242. Matthew J. Hunt Says:

    Thanks for a great article! Yours was the easiest and most to the point!


  243. Erik Says:

    Good read, thanks for the info. A heads up to anyone looking to start out, It took me around 5 hours to “sync” with the network, so some patience is required.


  244. bob jones Says:

    thank you for the informative article, really helped a beginner out.


  245. bob jones Says:

    awesome article


  246. very grateful Says:

    thankyou for the help


  247. CryptoJunky Says:

    User at, AKA bob jones, aka Manny Ramiereze, aka very grateful has posted 5 times today seeking litecoin, Please do not abuse the handouts to new users or I will be forced to shut it down.

  248. Bill Says:

    This was a big help for me getting started. Thanks


  249. momma Says:

    thank you for the time helping us noobs


  250. lance Says:

    you sure helped me a lot, glad to have you in our community.


  251. CryptoJunky Says:

    Lance/Momma, this is the second post from your IP address in the last two minutes, do not abuse this post or I’ll have to shut it down.

  252. chief Says:

    man thank you so much for the guide I just got my client running with your other tutorial and I’m already mining something.

    here’s my wallet:


  253. JBJB Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. This is all really new to me so thanks for the help!

  254. yiannis_kypros Says:

    In cyprus everyone is talking about the bitcoin and this.
    Way better than the Euro is you ask me!


  255. boblob Says:

    Great stuff, I’m thinking of making the move


  256. CryptoJunky Says:

    boblob, really, disposable email, c’mon.

  257. mason Says:

    Thanks for the article, it’s got me started


  258. TheSpillmonkey Says:

    Thanks for the article. I am trying it out now.
    Heres my address LWJr3fcr2K4pTALRookfar582R14qkteqQ

  259. Bruno Says:

    Thanks for the getting started turorial. Nice and easy to use


  260. manateeman Says:

    “BTC-e allows for easy trade between Litecoin and US Dollars”
    a bit harder the other way around though…I wish the article had more information on depositing usd–which sites are safe and the best way to avoid fees. Is there a way one could deposit from paypal or debit? I hate jumping through hoops….


  261. cable pair Says:

    great writeup good information presented


  262. Tyler Says:

    Awesome, quick and simple to set up. This article was all I needed to start. Now, with tri-HD-7850’s, pooled, or solo…


  263. LIzarD Says:

    Great job and thanks for contributing the guide to getting folks like me started!

  264. Xanatos Says:

    Thanks a ton for the help on setting up! You are the best!


  265. dg Says:



  266. han Says:

    Thanks a bunch!


  267. trent hooter Says:

    GREAT START UP TUTORIAL!! this is all VERY confusing, but this post makes it easier. thanks!


  268. poriks Says:

    Nice article. I’m getting started with litecoin.


  269. Alex Says:

    Hey! Great article


  270. Barry Says:

    Thanks for this article. I’ve spent the day trying to learn about Litecoin and this has been the most informative site that I have found. If you have any coins to spare then they would be gratefully accepted. Thanks :)


  271. Tyler Says:

    Trying Litecoin for the first time.
    So far, I haven’t figured out how to easily turn CAD/USD into Litecoins.

  272. Nick Says:

    Thank you for helping me getting started with LTC


  273. theking Says:

    Heard about litecoins in a discussion with a colleague and decided to look into it. Found your article and decided to give it a go.


  274. CtMerchant Says:

    Great tutorial!! Can’t wait to start mining!


  275. Martin Says:

    Thank you for a great guide.


  276. cutty Says:

    I am a beginner with litecoin mining.
    Thanks for the tutorial. You’re the best.


  277. BeGone Says:

    Thank you for your service to mandkind – can anybody help out and old cryptojunky ;)


  278. tic Says:

    Thanks for the article. It cleared a lot of things up!


  279. Dennis Says:

    Thanks for the clear info. Just taking my first steps in the LTC world now.


  280. Jonny Trent Says:

    Thanks mate — any LTC much appreciated :)


  281. Mai Says:

    lets make Litecoin the µ payment killer app of the web!


  282. Comadork Says:

    You convinced me to buy some :)
    Cheers for the article bro!


  283. John Says:

    Love the article, getting started with LTC mining today thanks a bunch


  284. Dext Says:

    Thank you! your blog is amazing!! My litecoin wallet is now running and updating.. I think it will take a while… I am wishing to get my first Litecoin:


    Thank you very much!!

  285. atomsk Says:

    thanks for writing this …great starter


  286. Sharpie Says:

    Awesome article! I’ve been keeping up with both BTC & LTC, thanks for the quick info. Much love!


  287. Fyo Says:

    Great help for getting me started! Thank you


  288. Ian Says:

    Just finished reading this article and “Absolute Beginners Guide…”. Both very informative. I was playing with mining BitCoins but as you stated in the article, it’s become all but unapproachable for anything other than ASIC. Definitely bookmarking!


  289. Sharun Says:

    Love this guide! Thanks for the help in getting set up!


  290. yak Says:

    simple and easy, great tutorial.


  291. joseph post Says:

    I would love to get my first litecoins!


  292. Avgerinos Says:

    man thank you very much, it was a very nice primer, shared it on my FB page.

    if there is still supply, please send some LTC to LMtQ4ufiKXE38AwamEEmZLn6zaBawRVxZV

    much appreciated, keep the good articles coming.

  293. Callie Says:

    Great post! Litecoin to infinity and beyond!

  294. Jesse Says:

    Thank you so much ! awesome guide. I can’t wait to get started.


  295. bianor Says:

    I’ll try!


  296. mepaulus Says:

    Many thanks for this article, I missed the boat with bitcoin so decided to have a dabble with litecoin. Finally got my miner going after 2 days tinkering but it’s not making much, .05213 ltc for 10 hours lol. Maybe I’ll invest in better hardware and hope it starts rising like bitcoin.


  297. korg250 Says:

    Great starter guide! I am moving my mining efforts from bitcoin to litecoin in the hope to get more coins – bitcoin minning burns my laptop and returns too lite.



  298. raf Says:

    a great tutorial, as the other for terracoin. congrats!

    my address:


  299. George Namicon Says:

    Great guide! Really helped me to get started with it :) Thanks for that man!

  300. WR Says:

    Thanks this was really helpful i had no idea where to start


  301. odust Says:

    Great guide! Just set everything up! Would love if you sent me some LTC to get me started

  302. Mitch Says:

    amazing tutorial!


  303. Dan Says:

    Great tutorial, didn’t know much about this before reading.
    Thanks a bunch, I’m gunna show this to a bunch of my buds

  304. Joe Says:

    So my question becomes how I access my wallet elsewhere? Do I make a username or something? Thank you!

  305. Madolche Says:

    Thank you, I am going to try this :D


  306. al Says:

    This is a great article and it helped me in my decision to try it out. Just finished installing wallet. My balance is 0.00000 LTC
    My address is: LV2ZKuvJwiHQGgm2nqZir9jdPRLoWbHrSd

  307. lees Says:

    great tutorial (and the other one on mining)! bummed it’s late for mining, but probably better I didn’t fry my laptop.


  308. PillMill Says:

    This was really helpful in getting started! Thanks it’s much appreciated

  309. Steve Says:

    Hi. Great to see Litecoin is getting this much attention. I started mining a few days ago and i want to test how easy/hard it is to convert the coins to real money. I have great ideas for services regarding this currency and i’d like to make them happen. About the article, i can only congratulate you! It’s a great tutorial, a great article targeted for anybody, even if they don’t really understand cryptocurrencies. I’d like to discuss more stuff with you about some developments. Are you interested? Hit me on my e-mail if yes, i’m looking for people to associate with.

    Here’s my address too, just because you asked for it :)

    Shared on Facebook, G+ and Tweeter

  310. tominox Says:

    Thanks for the article. I was wondering if you could write something about how to set up multiple pc’s to all mine together (I have a few siting around that have decent cpu / crappy gpu).


  311. ploi Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I have compiled the source code and followed your instructions.


  312. Kris Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial

    I’ll give it a try


  313. Nick Says:

    Just got started on LC, with your help! This tutorial makes startup easy and painless!


  314. Charlie Says:

    Was quite confused about how to use litecoin, this article has made it much more clear to me!
    Hopefully as litecoin progresses, developers will make things more intuitive and simple.


  315. hoob Says:

    thanks for this, been interested in setting up something like this for a while and now i’ve been able to! cheers


  316. Alan Parekh Says:

    Great tutorial, thanks for the information.


  317. Bill Says:

    Very nice tutorial.Can i have a mining program using my GPU and mining throught the litecoin wallet using my CPU at the same time?

    Thanks in advance :D

  318. BeGone Says:

    OMG – i just got my first hit and man-oh-man imma need rehab lol


  319. Steve Says:

    Just getting started!


  320. Shawn2 Says:

    Just started mining! my adress: LiTakTnY9Qv71GqQbpGpEbN39e5aQyqLGX

  321. trane G. Says:

    thank you for the info, do you have any info on namecoin?


  322. Ian Says:

    Great article!! Really helped me understand litecoin :-)


  323. DiziRe Says:

    Great post. Thank you for convincing me to get started. I think i’ve just been bit buy the ltc bug.


  324. hel Says:

    Thank you for this informing site!

  325. ratedrsuperstar Says:

    Thanks for the article, it was very helpful!


  326. Willy Says:

    Thanks CryptoJunky,
    Your description was very helpful to get me going on LTC. Let’s rock!

    Any LTC gift will be very much appreciated, t-h-a-n-k y-o-u !
    Here is my LTC address:


  327. Sonja Says:

    Love your Blog! Keep posting like this and you have here a good reader! :)
    I am getting started with all the world of cryptocoins! :)
    Just got my litecoin wallet running:


  328. Tyler Says:

    Awesome, first article I found on LTC that helped


  329. mutikainen Says:

    I started with bitcoins at first but then i thought that it’s too hard to mine them with a normal GPU.
    As I learned about bitcoins i found out about other cryptocurrencies. I thought I’d give litecoin a go since it’s easier to mine with GPU/CPU

    A great tutorial, got me started!


  330. Danno Says:

    Pretty simple breakdown of what litecoins are. This is all new to me so much appreciated.


  331. Trashbags Says:

    Hey, thanks for the awesome tutorial. It might sound like a common sense thing but I didn’t realize what my wallet address was at first, since it wasn’t plainly stated “go to the recieve coins tab to check your wallet address”. Anyways, thanks.


  332. randomman Says:

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial!


  333. Shadowknave Says:

    Thanks for compiling all of this. It really helps


  334. argoo Says:

    thanks for the tutorial


  335. rockofclay Says:

    Hi There,

    Found out about litecoins from OCAU, an Australian overclocking/computer enthusiast community. Seems I missed the boat on BTC, but Litecoins look the go now! I will be sharing my experiences, and this guide on those forums!


  336. Rev Says:

    Thanks for the quick and basic introduction!


  337. dargex Says:

    This was a timely guide where a lot of info on the web is becoming out-of-date. Thanks! Lb91rrBYsT2AJw4szsmbi5hTEgcHQLGndM

  338. CryptoJunky Says:

    As of this comment all addresses that have been posted have been paid out!

    However, given the meteoric rise of both price and difficulty, I’m suspending this Litecoin faucet indefinitely. My own mining efforts are simply not enough to keep up with the number of new users coming to Litecoin (Which is a good thing!).

    If you’d like you can still post comments with an address in hopes someone will come through and pass on a few Litecoin.

    As always, thanks for reading!

  339. billy Says:

    Thanks for the guide, very easy to follow!


  340. Wouter Says:


  341. Tom Says:

    cool I just start mining litecoin today

  342. ryan Says:

    cool! go LTC


  343. ada Says:

    off to a great start thanks a bunch

  344. Cris Says:

    I’d really appreciate a small donation so I could get started! :)


  345. Aleister Says:

    Greatly appreciate the in-depth overview into the world of Litecoin CJ!
    …Although I’ll have to say that its killing me having to hold back on the mining, as it won’t be worth the risk to roast the guts of the MacBook over a mere few coins once the newly appointed graphics card comes through the post for my tower.

    In the meantime, here’s my address which I hope someone takes notice of as I’m getting quite sulky over here with the non-existent balance of LTCs:

  346. ewlenart Says:

    Hey, thanks for the tutorial, it helped me out a lot. Right now I still have 0 LTC but haven’t started mining yet.


  347. twain1212 Says:

    great article, now the only thing left to do is get my first LTC.


  348. Trav Says:

    Quality post :)

    Le7nXZUbSmdCQuzZLJeu3DofpCbiiL58ut any litecoin is good litecoin ;)

  349. Randy Lahey Says:

    And off to mining I go.

    Great work!


  350. Rafael Says:

    Wooot wooot! don’t know what I’m doing just yet. Hope I’m not too late to jump on this boat.


    favors will be returned =)

  351. Keven Says:

    If some generous people can send me a little coin to start I’ll be more than happy!


  352. Ryan Says:

    Great article! Thanks a lot


  353. Matt Says:

    Lets give this a whirl.


  354. Bino Says:

    thank you for the guide!


  355. Tim Says:

    Thanks for the post! But inside the “Overview” in the litecoin wallet, the wallet and recent transactions say “(out of sync)” in red. When will that go away? Or how do I fix it? And someone sent me one litecoin yesterday and I haven’t received it yet. How long does that take? Sorry, I’m new to all this and still learning. Thanks again!


  356. Mike Says:

    Awesome guide! Just got mine set up using the default for the 5770. When I run under the default my computer can barely move the mouse. Default of 18 intensity I believe. Is this okay or should I turn it down to 12 intensity? Looking at my gpu temp it runs at 99% load and 54c temp.


  357. Dennis Says:

    Great thread. I cant get my guiminer to work. It says starting, but i don’t know if it will ever start.


  358. razmanugget Says:

    Thanks for putting this together. You’ve done a great job. I guess I’ll try to do some mining next…


  359. Jordan Says:

    Send me coins if you can. : )


  360. Chad Wilgus- LifeGuru Says:

    Can has LiteCoin Please. LQGYoRp4UoQsdFESVPxSNaoyVf6JhpDats

  361. Mike Says:

    This may be a little silly, but my favourite part about all this crypto-currency is the ridiculous fractions that can be used in transactions.

    Doubt anyone will, but if thanks if you hit me up.

  362. Cryptoman Says:

    This is a great place for newbies in the crypto currencies …thanks for putting these info together..much appreciated


  363. Neo Says:



  364. Alice Says:

    Awesome guide! and thank you!


  365. Danny Says:

    Excellent Articles. I wish I could have found something this straight forward when I started Bitcoin mining. Thanks a million!


  366. philmore Says:

    Hello, I am new to litecoin and saw you can mine with GPU and CPU
    What of the two is the better way?
    Also what hard ware is reqemended for it please?
    If you go with CPU what is the download needed for windows 7
    Once you download the litecoin wallet you then encrypt it and passwaord it?

  367. Aaron Says:

    Thanks for the tips! I wish I would have jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon earlier, but I think Litecoin might have some hope. Thanks again.


  368. dune Says:

    Thanks for the walk through


  369. jonsi Says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. Can you make one fot configuring Cgminer cas i can’t make it work.

    If someone wish to help me :)

  370. Ronald Says:

    Thanks for the info. Absolutely a must for newbees like myself :-)


  371. mafia Says:

    Thank you for this nice article


  372. JD Says:

    Awesome guide for us newbs. I am just starting to dabble and can’t wait to see where it takes me! Thanks! :)


  373. linhuorong Says:


  374. darkz0n354 Says:

    Thanks for the info! It’s really helpful for a beginner.


  375. TH Says:

    cool, ga hier zeker mee aan de slag, als iemand mij mijn eerste beetje ltc wil geven om wat uit te proberen:


  376. GhostDK Says:

    Hi man

    Awesome blog you have here man. I have read all you have made in here, it was a nice read :) I have shared your blog with my facebook friends and told everybody about you blog.


  377. Bobby Spann Says:

    What is the best place to go and purchase my first set of Litecoin from? Thanks for the info.


  378. DaisyPusher Says:

    Thank you so much for this very informative guide. I recently started mining for BTC and am not sure if it is because I am using a Mac that I am not having what seems to be the best experience as others or if I am just a noob. Hopefully, LTC will be more on my level. Thanks again.


  379. Adam Says:

    I see this post has got quite the views.

    If any rich LTC user would like to spare any to me, I’d be grateful. As I only have 1.01, thanks.


  380. Kolins Says:

    Hi guys. Thanks author for a great useful article. LTC Wallet is a nice thing, but there i somethig was missed to say. That is fee. LTC Wallet has fee too, but nobody was talking about it. Why? When i try to transfer my LTC on my BTC-E address, LTC Wallet says that i don’t have enough LTC, after fee is included, and sending is not possible! My balance is 0.62 LTC. I want to send 0.5 LTC to my BTC-E address. LTC Wallet show me this message:

    Now i need to pay some fee without any need, because (if i transfer more then 10 LTC, or it is 0,1LTC if i transfer less then 10 LTC) and don’t has fee, or it is very very low. My question is: how much is fee when i send my LTC from LTC Wallet? 0.7LTC?!?!? That is realy large fee, and that is not fair, and that is simple stealing LTC’s, in other words, that’s criminal for me! And why nobody talking about fee, when is that very important here.

    My LTC Wallet address: LdH2uriuQ5m2bHpVb7XH3UKevoKtdJFAHv

  381. tonik Says:

    Interesting blog ! I’m not going to ask for LTC as I already have a few. mtgox has announced it’s still planning on trading LTC and when it does I’m sure it will increase in value and will succeed in becoming Silver where Bitcoin is gold. Currently the best option to get these seems to be to purchase BTC and then exchange them for LTC. Right now you can get about 33 LTC to 1 BTC but I think this will narrow down a bit !

  382. hal Says:

    Nice info thanks! :D

    Could someone please send me some LTC even just a tiny bit just to check its all working?

    I have tried various faucet sites but no avail – i just want to see if everything is set up right or if i need to re-download a wallet!

    Thanks in advance

    Address: LhFfv2uNBEXmiAW6nmszYEC6hwWwmZtpeR

  383. Mike Says:

    Thanks for this helpful guide. It looks like you may not be giving out Litecoin to commenters anymore, but just in case, here’s my address. Thanks again for the help! Lh5NECkE9GerW7Fygfy53cJ2Wsp7Xx3JQj

  384. dballs Says:

    I like cheese


  385. gliebau Says:

    thanks for all the info


  386. marketpoll Says:

    Thanks so much for the info Cryptojunky! I can’t wait to get started mining litecoin.


  387. myweblife Says:

    I like cheese

  388. myweblife Says:

    I am sorry but this address is wrong

  389. myweblife Says:

    It is my BTC address
    my LTC address is LYTUPGV4qNfrFfha6oMPm36rzgyH8Qco8z :(

  390. loveLTC Says:

    Send me coins if you can. : ) thanks

  391. yichen_lin Says:

    What is the best place to go and purchase my first set of Litecoin from? Thanks for the info.


    Good Lucky

  392. berkman Says:

    If any rich LTC user would like to spare any to me, I’d be grateful. As I only have 0.01 now, thanks.


  393. toginvest Says:

    I like cheese

  394. Craig Says:

    Just found out about Litecoin’s, I’ve been mining for Bitcoins for about a month now. After reading up about Litecoin’s i might switch everything over but this might be an inherent problem with these crypto-currencies.
    The draw of a quicker/higher yield will cause people to move their operations.
    but…I’m hedging my bets atm ;)


  395. Hutch Says:

    I would like a litecoin I just started mining:


    Any helpin this process of getting started is appreciated!!!

  396. kylie Says:

    Nice article for starter like me.


  397. Poohbah Says:

    Thanks the guide!


  398. ThunderMoon Says:

    Thanks this helped a lot now maybe I can earn some money towards a new computer :)

  399. ThunderMoon Says:

    Thanks this helped a lot now maybe I can earn some money towards a new computer :)

  400. dmoney Says:

    awesome thanks!


  401. digit Says:

    thanks trying out litecoin for first time

  402. Skelly Says:

    Awesome guide!

    As of now my balance is 0 =(
    Who wants to get me started!

    I will reward any donators with an exuberant thank you!


  403. WeSeeYouNWO Says:


    LiteCoins donations for anti-freemason/illuminati truth channel. Help spread the message. Thank you very much for this new opportunity.

  404. alex Says:

    Thanks for that gr8 getting-started-tutorial!


  405. Al Says:

    Awesome tutorial, I really appreciate you putting this up here and helping me get started!


  406. Bean Says:

    Just in case anyone wants to send me my first Litecoins ever… ;) This wallet is FRESH!


  407. Sergio Says:


  408. Sergio Says:

    if you would like to donate my first litecoins, going toward a greenhouse. SAY NO TO GMO’s!

  409. Ervis Says:

    Thank you for the education, maybe you or anyone else have the generosity running in your vain today :)


  410. Mike Starter Says:

    Hi Guys, excited to be on board. Just downloading the mining software now, I intend to mine and purchase.

    We cannot rely on fiat currency alone. I like the idea of crypto-currency wrongfully known in the media as digital currency. Fiat is mostly digital but can obviously be deflated. Its early days for the crypto-currencies but glad to be part of the journey, these are historical times. Fiat money is threatening to implode or crash around the world. People are being fleeced of their property with so called Quantitative Easing. These middle man bankers are all out to control the money supply so lets take a step sideways out of their grasp…

    I also like hard money gold and silver.

    Much prosperity to you all.


  411. Moonmoth Says:

    Nebie oldie so less time on the planet to catch up to you puppies. :) Ergo, empty wallet needing some company for the moths. :)

  412. Mike Says:

    Great Tutorial, i’m trying everything out right now.
    I hope I can mine some, thanks for the tutorial!

    Anyone want to help a n00b out? :)

  413. Badger Says:

    Thanks for this, it helped me a lot!

  414. David Says:

    Good Evening/Morning/Afternoon

    Been reading about Bitcoins and Litecoins for a couple months now.. Finally decided to take the jump… I decided on the Litecoin route due to the fact of how hard it is to get Bitcoins.. Or so it seems from my reading. Now I have the wallet and was just wondering what is going on with the bottom were it says “blocks remaining” does that mean I am on line and working?????????????????????????

    Thank you very much. Noob… Here!! HEHE…


  415. David Says:

    Oh great material btw. Once I get a couple of coins I will send a couple your way.. :)


  416. Jethro Says:

    Loving the Litecoin!! Thanks for the info, most informative. Going to check out the mining tutorial.

    Spare any change sir?


  417. waxxed Says:

    thanks for this its helped me a lot!


  418. As Bitcoin Climbs, Litecoin Follows Says:

    […] interest this week. I’ve also noticed a lot of traffic to my Litecoin articles, specifically Getting Started With Litecoin and the Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin […]

  419. ikkenie Says:

    Great overview of Litecoin!


  420. Yggdrassil Says:

    Excellent tutorial


  421. Simas Says:

    Hey, it’s revolution!
    Please help to start :)

    Thank you!!!

  422. Prabhakar Says:

    LWdRCQZenWmFwf4aagbNpbJM3We2MRkKpp is my address. Your article is a nice intro to first time knowers.

  423. touria Says:

    Hey you guys!
    I’ve downloaded litecoin client a couple of days now. Also i’ve ordered for 75 euro worth of litecoins and I cannot receive them in my wallet because it’s sync for days now. It also gives the following warning: Warning: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade.” I’ve uninstalled te client and installed a new and latest version , but that won’t help.

    Please help me? I’m really new in this, but i’m only interested in trading in litecoins, not mining etc. So I really need to get this fixed.

  424. tiggytomb Says:

    just getting into bit and lite


  425. Jordan Says:

    Thanks for the primer! It was super helpful!


  426. Alex Says:

    Getting in to lit


  427. test Says:


  428. Cory Says:


    Please send me a LTC so I can start out :)

  429. Michael Copple Says:

    I don’t know how stupid this might sound, but are ASIC miners able to mine Litecoins?
    I know it does Bitcoins, but I wasn’t sure about scrypted cryptocurrencies.
    Peace, Love & Hair Grease!
    Michael Copple


  430. MonkiesOnFire Says:

    Crypt Junky at it again droppin some knowledge! This is my go to guide and I have already spent hours on it! What a new world and a community that wants something different. Im grateful for an alternative to the standard quo wheeeeee! Thank you for any LTCs to this monkey in a new jungle lol :) blessed ones Le698bqMUMiGoun4oXFSPQ7MKL586cAWS5

  431. Nobby Says:

    Ive been trying to get hold of Bit coin or Lite coin. I asked by brother if he had any. he said he doesn’t know much about them, he don’t think he has got any but he will have a look down the back of the sofa.

  432. Michael Says:

    I am new to the mining game, if anyone is feeling philanthropic and willing to help a bro out with a couple of cents so I don’t feel like I’m opening my wallet and seeing moths flying out, my litecoin address is LMSYL6AeLQ4pRnMjXd4gbGXHgNsCKn7KRd

    best regards

  433. Murat Says:

    Thanks,I am new to this and this guide was really helpful, my address is below if anyone wants to help me out :-)


  434. Ruby Says:

    Hi guys, thanks for the info. I just started synchronizing my wallet and I think it is going to take a loooong time. Anyway we are making history here, think about it. IMHO man has never before been able to free himself from the shackles of governments and banks in such a way. Just wait and see. Keep it up!!!

  435. Niek Says:

    Doing my part and started employing my AMD 5970 for the greater good. Hashing away at about 650 Kh/s average. First LTC still a long way to go, but will get there eventually!

    Thanks to a great guide!


  436. Magus Says:

    Awesome tutorial!

    Oh and LciEFQWBMJ4iDzhgcVNPekz6mM3kX3sdU4


  437. xgb6279 Says:

    you are a good man

  438. Regis Says:


    Thank you.

  439. negatron Says:

    Great man, thanks!
    I really needed a tutorial for total noobs, I’ve got my LiteCoin wallet set up now and ready to mine thanks to the series of tutorials you have.
    Thanks a lot!


  440. bones Says:

    really good tutorial, thanks.


  441. Daddyzhere Says:

    Helpful thanks! New to this


  442. Daddyzhere Says:

    New to this finally set up my wallet!
    Very helpful thanks!


  443. bonerman Says:

    Thanks, this really cleared some stuff up.


  444. Sprinkles Says:

    Considering I had no prior knowledge previous to this article, I’m overly grateful for your help!


  445. Newbie LiterCoin Says:

    Fantastic Tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing all the information:

    Here is my address, I just started today and any generous gifting is highly appreciated!!


  446. mike Says:

    does this sync automatically or is this something I must do on my own? Newb here, thanks =\

  447. Muninn Says:

    Thanks for the information! it was really useful in helping getting me all set up with my first Litecoin wallet!


  448. Neil Says:

    Thanks for the Guide, very helpful


  449. 187174209 Says:


  450. Aaron Says:

    Looking to contribute =)


  451. james Says:

    i know its a lame attempt can some help me out test and help me setup my miner im so lost

    email me please

    my wallet is LWhe9ETtQ9wNUVE1nMyX4abFZ2hbPWbUt1 could someone throw something in there for me to see if i atleast got that set up right?

    thanks everyone i appreciate all of your help

  452. m2k1 Says:


  453. Sami Says:

    Thank you for the guide. I ignored bitcoin in 2009 and I regret about it. Don’t have any coins yet. I still have hope on LTE. Still educating myself.


  454. Firdaus Says:

    Hopefully i can learn more on Litecoins and hope it can help me with my upcoming wedding finances at the very minimal.

  455. Charlie Says:

    Just saying Hi to the community and hoping for my first LTC please. LUA4ViYNhekx7ammmzsHHUdQNT96mnyKQy

  456. Jeff Says:

    Thank you, this really helps when you’re just getting into things!


  457. Elisa Buford Says:

    Say what you want about the long-term viability of Bitcoin, but the price has increased many times over the last few months and it’s only going to get higher as the craze continues.

  458. Angelique miltenburg Says:

    I’m a newbie on litecoins, but I want to learn because the concept is great!
    Thank’s for the tutorial and I hope to get more experienced soon.


  459. tehmarzvolta Says:


    I appreciate your help!

  460. AstronAUT Says:


    Thank you in advance!

  461. edwin Says:



  462. Glenn Says:

    I’m completely new to this as much of you are, but the whole thing to me is very exciting and interesting. I hope cryptocurrency isn’t just a fad and that people will get behind it because personally I’m sick of centralized banking. I feel that using litecoins isn’t just a new/cool thing to do, I look at it as an act of rebellion. If anybody feels like giving me any amount I’d be ever so grateful. I have none as of now and am looking into how to get some on my own so I too can pay it forward and get the word out. Any amount is a start! Thank you!


  463. Jake Says:

    Cheers for the info, I find this all very interesting. I have just set up my wallet and pool, preparing for mining now although it will be slow at the moment with nvidia card. Anyway if anyone feels like getting me started I would much appreciate it. Thanks :)


  464. Clay Says:


  465. AladdinSane Says:

    I have it all set up thanks to your articles. Thanks CryptoJunky!
    If anyone wants to get me started please feel free to donate:

  466. Sosak_CZ Says:

    Very nice post. I finally know what to do. You have to find out how to mine properly and make the Litecoin and I have a little more money for college. :-) If you would like to share a part of their earnings to start, I’ll be happy.


  467. bqdx Says:


  468. Gokusupa Says:


    New user. Really want to see some pull from this :)

  469. lee Says:

    Awesome posting! I am new to this movement. Your posting has been a great help in my understanding and getting started.

  470. pss Says:


    Appreciate if somebody could get me started!

  471. C Says:

    Thank you for all the info.

    I’m a struggling single mother I hope this works out for me!


  472. Alexander Says:

    Awesome post dude! I did just start too

    Wouldn’t mind some help ;)


  473. nadpad Says:

    For my first Litecoins


    Thx :-)

  474. Scott Says:

    Hello Friends


    Help me out — anything appreciated!!!!

    Many thanks

  475. Drrn Says:

    Thank you very much for this guide! It will help my alot.

  476. jhon Says:


    if someone is nice they can syport me with my first litecoins XD

  477. Fred Says:

    Thanks for the post and all the replies and comments have helped me. Just a quick question what’s a decent GPU (not too expensive) to mine ltc? Also, does having a high-end or low-end CPU matter when mining with GPU? Thx


  478. Niki Says:

    Really helpful. Appreciate it!


  479. Sam Says:

    Thanks for the article

  480. Max Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. This is all pretty new to me, so I appreciate you taking the time to write this up. Cheers!


  481. Brannko Says:

    Totally new in this. I have no idea how this works, but I’m sure no one will give you something of value for free.
    However my address is:

  482. Valerie Says:

    Absolut neu bei Litecoins. Schnupper gerade rein :O)


  483. fisherman52 Says:

    Crypto, thanx for all the informative posts,I am new to Litecoin and am looking forward to learning and using the system to hopefully make a decent profit and have a great experiance. LU9ATKbJyL4ao4jaE2DDSsyd1TY1o9Z5Wc

  484. Phillips Says:

    New member. Not sure much about Litecoin yet but it looks like it will be big.

    Here is my address if anyone wants to donate my first coin. Thanks

  485. Says:

    Totally new in this as well!

    I will figure it out though, hehe!


  486. baboon1b Says:

    I’m on the


  487. Chino Says:

    Thank you for the explanation. I’ll throw my address out in case someone wants to pass me a couple Litecents to even out their wallets. Thanks again for the write-up!


  488. Robert Says:

    Just set this up, How do I get some Litecoins? Thanks!

  489. Wes Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Just starting to check out cryptocurrency, and started mining Litecoins today

  490. Winston Says:

    What’s going on with and LTC buyers in the USA?


  491. akmatey Says:

    Just started mining slowly and steadily :-) and thanks for the tutorials and tips.

  492. Eurasiabitcoin Says:

    Great information here. I have not mined any litecoin because I only have a laptop. I did transfer some of my Bitcoin and bought almost 100 lightcoin (and 143 PPC) earlier this month on Cryptsy. Then some jerk hacked my account and stole them all!! My wife and I were devastated. We were hoping this investment would help us get ahead. We don’t have much money to reinvest into it again. The stolen coins were transferred to this Wallet (LZmACJD9tbPBcehJrXtDXwVhMBF9xRABPb) They are still sitting there. I wish there was some way to get them back or find out who stole them!!

    If anyone wants to donate a little litecoin to help us recover, that would be really cool!! my wallet address is: LKhVk2U6w5m1ciD5jqgg6h1TvMFf6Ka5PE

  493. RValenz Says:

    Thanks for this write up. It is appreciated.


  494. gonzalo Says:

    Very informative I learned a lot!

    Any help is great!


  495. Val Says:

    CryptoJunky: Thank you for posting the tutorial.

    Now just trying this out as you suggested (but not expecting anything). If someone sends me a LTC I’ll pass along half of it to the next poster and maybe they’ll agree to do the same!


  496. Ydwl Says:

    Great tutorial!


  497. Zack B Says:

    Really informative, trying to find some way to earn a little extra scratch, no matter how long or little in coming. Thanks for the hard work with the guide, it’s invaluable!

  498. Jorgeous Says:

    Awesome, thanks for the info! =)

    (And just in case! ;) )

  499. Sly Says:

    Where do i find my wallet id ?

  500. Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin Mining With NVIDIA Graphics Cards Says:

    […] to Litecoin and don’t yet have a Litecoin wallet I’d suggest checking out our guide to Getting Started With Litecoin. It provides a bit of an overview of Litecoin and a guide to setting up a wallet. Also note that […]

  501. sverck Says:

    thank you for the info.!

  502. Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin Mining With NVIDIA Graphics Cards | 网赚之路 Says:

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  503. DaveSSmith1 Says:


    Thanks all for the help please a few coins for me to get started

  504. tfbiii Says:

    Outstanding guide! Thank you for taking the time to lay this out.



  505. Svensön Says:

    Brilliant article! I’m going to start now :-) Can you send me some start-ltc? thx


  506. Roby Says:

    put in my hat:



  507. Ken baker Says:


    Thanks in advance :)

  508. larsalex Says:

    You are beggars all – stop it !!!

  509. Visuu Says:

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    Donate to the Grim Reaper so he reap you.

  510. n00bi3 Says:


  511. tama Says:

    This post gives me more knowledge about litecoin. Very nice post and easy to understand.
    Thank you admin for this post :)


  512. Mark Says:

    Many thanks for the excellent and sexy guide…


    Please :)

  513. ThirdFoot Says:

    Just started on this journey with litecoin.

    If anyone would care to donate here is my address:


  514. MasterDoko Says:


  515. Cylec Says:

    Hehe thanks for this help. :)
    Only just started mining.

  516. sally Says:

    Feel free to donation 1 LTC to me :)


  517. Tom Says:

    I just got started with litecoin! Any amount of donations will be appreciated.


  518. Alex Says:

    LWiKWPGR58szEnvKve7zZjkrxgMD7ZYVDp Lets Start with 1!

  519. Muhammed Zakhir Says:

    Respected Crypto Junky,
    I know that you can’t send LTC now. But I think you or someone can send at least 0.1 or 0.01
    My LTC address : LKXhPm7YHHtrHpXjRw3S2djSQrneH1NJYe
    I hope you will :)
    Muhammed Zakhir

  520. gido Says:


  521. Greg Says:

    I’m gonna check this out. I looked into Bitcoins and the hardware was an issue.


  522. howdy Says:

    im honest and just beginning. thank you cryptojunky: maybe this will change the world for the better. may good always be in our lives. I ask for donation to get started please and thank you. this is my wallet address:


  523. STR1F3 Says:

    Thanks a lot… this site is a good start for

    starter… ^_^ kinda late for me though..
    But better late than never~ that’s my spirit!


  524. Frank Says:

    If someone has some Litecoins left for a starter:


    Thanks in advance!

  525. Chris Says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ve just started with LiteCoin and it was most informative.


  526. SE Says:

    Good article. Very helpful and easy to follow. :)


  527. Tim Says:

    Great article, very helpful!


  528. mjoli Says:

    Thank’s for the tutorial and I hope to get more experienced soon.

  529. Keeb Says:

    send some love!!

  530. Alex Says:

    if u feel u got too many of those coins, pass some to me! :)


  531. Chez Says:

    Just started mining… I should have started this a few years ago!
    Thanks for your guide has been really helpful in setting up….


  532. Emma Stacey Says:


  533. thersp Says:

    I’ve just decided to start the Litecoin life. If anyone’s feeling generous and wants to send a couple cents my way I’d be quite appreciative.


    many thanks in advance

  534. shogol Says:

    Thanks for your how-to information. ow i can start opening litecoin account

  535. kairo Says:

    Thanks for the easy to read tutorial!

    Anyone generous enough to send just 1 cent my way I’d be very appreciative.



  536. Max Says:

    thanks for a litecoin tutorial ^^

    finally i found an easy tutorial with a wallet which synchronisizes xd

    but here we go feel free to donate some :3 :

  537. The AmsterO Says:

    I would be very happy if i get a good start with some lite coins, even one lite coin will do it:)

    thanks for the tutorial


  538. Please Send Says:


    this is my address, please send me anyhing you can, i really need this to support my family, even if were talking about a few dollars.

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