A Bitcoin variant optimized for CPU mining using scrypt as a proof of work scheme
What is more, Litecoin keeps the unique traits and attributes of Bitcoin, while adding to the mixture CPU-specific mining and a 2.5 minute block rate.
This way, Litecoin doesn't have to compete for the used up computational cycles of your graphics card if you're already mining Bitcoins, but can work independently on your processor.
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What's New in This Release:
- Enforce v2 blocks at height 710000 on mainnet, 400000 on testnet: All miners must upgrade prior to this point or they run the risk of losing future block rewards.
- Add `-maxorphantx=` option for control over the maximum orphan transactions and blocks
- Don't poll showmyip.com, it doesn't exist anymore