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A LITECOIN LEARNER FEATURE

10/02/2014 - ShapeShift.io -  The Learner Review!

10/11/2014 - The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin -  The Learner Review!

11/18/2014 -  - A conversation with TheMage!

8/13/2015 - Litecoin Halving and Valuation Survey -  A Learner Survey!


ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Seeding the S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters - MIT Study Reveals New Data on Free BTC Airdrop


ATMS + RELATED

Bit2Bit - a LTC & BTC ATM

BitTeller - the world's most affordable BTC ATM / LTC capable!

Coin ATM Radar - A global map with Crypto ATMS

CoinsBank Visa Cards - offering LTC & other VISA cards

Crypto ATM - an open source, do-it-yourself, ATM for LTC, BTC, & DOGE

CryptoPay.Me - offering a BTC debit card

Genesis Coin ATMs - BTC, LTC, & Doge ATM

Logicoins - an ATM using LTC, BTC & DOGE

ShiftPayments VISA Card - a VISA debit card that can be funded by BTC held @ Coinbase

Wirex - offering plastic & virtual debit cards for fiat & crypto funds

Xapo Card - a BTC 'Debit Card'


BANKING INDUSTRY REACTION + RELATED

Bitcoin as Money? - perspective from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Bitcoin at a Crossroads - from Deloitte

Bitcoin: A Primer - From the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Digital currencies - from The Bank of International Settlements CPMI

Digital Currency: New Private Currencies Like BTC Offer Potential & Puzzles - from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Digital Disruption - a UK Banking Report

Digital Money & the Future of Finance - Director of Markets Supervision Gareth Murphy of the Central Bank of Ireland

Disruptive Innovations II - from Citibank

Embracing Volatility: Trading as Bitcoin's First Killer App - from investment bank Wedbush Securities

Federal Advisory Council & Board of Governors @ The FED - Scroll to part 5 for the section on Bitcoin

Gold: a six thousand year-old bubble revisited - from Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist @ Citi

How low can you go? - speech by Andrew Haldane of the Bank of England

Innovations in Payment Technologies & the Emergence of Digital Currencies - analysis from the Bank of England

Instant Revolution of Payments? - by Heike Mai of Deutsche Bank Research

Money in a Digital World - from the Bank of Canada

Money Is No Object - understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market from PWC

Money Without Physical Form - from Credit Suisse

Old Money, New Money - from The Bank of England

One Bank Research Agenda - from the Bank of England

Opinion on Virtual Currencies - from the European Banking Authority

Policy Research Working Paper - from the World Bank

Should Cryptocurrencies be Included in The Portfolio of International Reserves Held by The Central Bank of Barbados? - from the Central Bank of Barbados

Swedish Central Bank Report on Virtual Currencies - Covers BTC, LTC, & PPC

The Changing World of Money - from KPMG

The Economics of Digital Currencies - Analysis from the Bank of England

The Evolution of Third Party Payment Providers and Cryptocurrencies - from SWIFT

The Fintech 2.0 Paper: rebooting financial services - from Santander, InnoVentures, Oliver Wyman, & Anthemis Group

The Next Big Thing - from ABN AMRO of the Netherlands

To Bitcoin or Not to Bitcoin - from Santander Latin American Equity Research

Understanding Platform Based Digital Currencies - from Bank of Canada

Warning about the use of virtual assets - from the Bank of Mexico

What is Bitcoin? - from Sweden's Sveriges Riksbank


CONFERENCES + EVENTS

2016: 01/21 & 01/22 North American Bitcoin Conference - in Miami, Florida

2016: 02/11 & 02/12 Bitcoinference & BTC Developers Workshop - in Amsterdam

2016: 03/03 & 03/04 Bitcoin Africa Conference - in Johannesburg, South Africa

2016: 03/03 DC Blockchain Summit - from the Chamber of Digital Commerce

2016: 03/05 & 03/06 3rd Annual MIT Bitcoin Expo - @ MIT

2016: 04/11 & 04/12 Inside Bitcoins Conference - in New York, New York

2016: 05/24 & 05/25 Inside Bitcoins Conference - in Hong Kong

2016: 10/06 to 10/09 CoinsBank Blockchain Summit - in Belek, Turkey

2016: 10/23 to 10/26 Money 20/20 - in Las Vegas, Nevada

2016: Postponed Fintech & Blockchain World Expo 2016 - from Decentral.ca


CONSULTANT/THINK TANK ANALYSIS

Blockchain: A Fundamental Shift for Financial Services Institutions - from Capgemini

Corporate Governance and Blockchains - by David Yermack of the NBER


CONSULTING + SERVICES

Bitcoin PR Buzz - a crypto-focused PR company accepting LTC, BTC & others

Coin NYC - a consulting & services firm based in NYC

Crypto Capitalism Center - researching the bitcoin world

HaveAByte - web technology partner for marketing firms, designers, & businesses

MaliceRed Designs - a crypto-oriented graphic designer accepting LTC

OP-SIG - a Madison, WI consultant

Scotty CC - a web developer engaged in LTC & other cryptos

Someguy123 Web Development - a United Kingdom based developer

The Flynn Law Firm - operating in Missouri & Kansas accepting LTC & BTC


CONSUMER / PAYMENT TOOLS

BillPayForCoins - pay your bills with LTC, BTC, & DOGE

ForkPay - pay your BTC bills w/ LTC & other alts

www.bitbill.eu - pay all your bills with LTC


ECONOMICS / UNDERSTANDING MONEY + CURRENCY

A Brief History of the Gold Standard in the United States - from the Congressional Research Service in the U.S. Library of Congress

Economics of Bitcoin - a related blog

EconomicsOfBitcoin.com - a blog from Peter Šurda

Entrepreneurship, Austrian Economics, & the Cryptorevolution - by Dr. Patrick Byrne

Human Action - A treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises

Investopedia - a very useful reference dictionary with tutorials, articles, calculators, advice, & analysis

Ludwig von Mises Institute - advancing Austrian Economics, Liberty, & Peace

Micropayments and Mental Transaction Costs - by Nick Szabo

Monetary Theory & the Great Capital Hill Baby Sitting Co-op Crisis - from the Journal of Money, Credit & Banking

Money in the Modern Economy: An Intro - from the Bank of England

Rational Money: - a national currency intelligently regulated in reference to the multiple standard by Frank Parsons

The Big Problem of Large Bills: The Bank of Amsterdam & the Origins of Central Banking - from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Foundation for Economic Education - an introduction to free market economics & its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty

The Mises Circle - for scholarship in the Austrian economic tradition


EMPLOYMENT + FEE BASED WORK

/r/jobs4Litecoins - a LTC Jobs subreddit

Bitcoin Job Fair - Bitcoin & related job fair

Bitlancerr - enables merchants & creative people to trade for LTC, BTC & more.

Coinality - a crypto currency job board

Crypto Money Expo - a virtual job fair beginning February 19th

FollowTheCoin - Write about LTC in this contributor program


EXCHANGES

AskCoin.net - a relatively new crypto exchange with a LTC/BTC pairing

Bitbi9 - pairing LTC w/CNY & BTC

Bitfinex - Offering LTC & BTC margin trading

Bitok - an instant cryptocurrency exchange w/LTC & many others

BITTREX - a US based exchange with numerous cryptos

BitYes - a USD-based platform for trading LTC & BTC

bloombit - pairing LTC & BTC

BTC E - anonymous trading site for LTC, BTC, & others

BTCC (formerly BTC China) - Bobby Lee's exchange now offers LTC trading

BTER - Trades LTC & other crypto

Cex.io - BTC / LTC trading

CoinCap.io - an instant exchange powered by ShapeShift

CoinMKT - a Santa Monica, California LTC, BTC & alt coin exchange

CRXZone - First LTC exchange in Singapore pairing LTC/SGD

Crypto-Trade - Numerous LTC pairs

Cryptsy - US based & trading over 90 different cryptos

Exco.in - An exchange for innovative crypto including LTC

EXMO - a Russian exchange with LTC, BTC, BLK & others

GDAX - the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX) now trading Litecoin!

Huobi - Chinese exchange to trade LTC on 3/19/14

Koinim.com - The first LTC, BTC, Fiat exchange in Turkey

Kraken - US based with LTC, BTC & other crypto

LiveCoin.net - pairing LTC w/USD, BTC, EUR, & RUR

NegocieCoins - a Brizilian exchange pairing LTC & BTC

OkCoin - a high volume Chinese exchange

TuxExchange.com - offers fast, cheap & reliable global digital-asset exchange

Vircurex - LTC & 18 other cryptos traded


FINANCIAL TOOLS

Agreed.com - Escrow service including LTC & other cryptos

Coin Reporting - a crypto portfolio monitor

Coinalyze - manage portfolio, track balances, & set notifications, etc.

CoinFinance - Create your portfolio & track wealth progress

CryptFolio - Track coins, miners, investments & equities w/ regular reporting

DLT10 Index - a basket of 10 public implementations of DLT including LTC

LitecoinInvest - a LTC stock exchange


FORUMS

/r/Litecoin - The Litecoin subreddit

CoinForum.ca - a Canadian LTC forum

Litecoin Talk - Litecoin's Major Forum

LitecoinTalk.io - a discourse implementation for Litecoin

The Voat Litecoin Community - uncensored, if you can believe it!?

Unofficial Litecoin Forum - Not as popular but interesting


GAMBLING + GAMES

BetCoin - over 100 games in LTC & BTC

BetCoin.tm - a LTC & BTC casino

BetCoinSports - LTC/BTC gambling & sports betting

Bit777 - Use LTC & others - casino, raffles, wheel, & dice

BitHit - a LTC & BTC slot

CryptoBetFair - Wheel of Fortune in LTC, Doge, & others

Crypto-Games - A slot machine with LTC, BTC & DOGE

CryptoInfinity - play Pacman & other games of skill for LTC, BTC & DOGE

DirectBet - Sports Betting with BTC, LTC & DOGE

FortuneJack - Live cryptocurrency casino supporting LTC, BTC, DRK & others

Free Litecoin - Choose the right box!

FreeLitecoin.com - pick a box and win LTC

GreatJoker.com - more than 60 games for LTC & other cryptos

GreenishBlue - a LTC & BTC dice game

LiteJack - a LTC blackjack game

PeerBet - Play raffles, wheels, & dice w/LTC & more

Politics and War - now accepting LTC for in-game credits

SatoshiRoulette - a LTC, BTC, PPC, & DOGE casino

WeBetCoins - Sports betting with LTC & BTC support

www.l8.io - Roulette, blackjack, poker, & dice using LTC, DOGE, CLOAK & others


GET STARTED

A Beginner's Guide to Buying & Storing Litecoin - from TechInAsia

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System - It all started with Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper

FreeLitecoinsList.net - a list of LTC faucets

Intro to Litecoin - from the Litecoin Association

Litecoin Guides - from Litecoin Talk

LTCFaucet.co - a LTC faucet

ltc-faucet.com - a Litecoin faucet

MoonLiteco.in - another LTC faucet

Rena-Faucet - a LTC faucet

The Byzantine General's Problem - How to solve it?

What is the difference between Litecoin and Bitcoin - from CoinDesk

WhatAreLitecoins.com - getting started with LTC!

www.HowToBuyLitecoin.com - obtain Litecoin in three easy steps!


GOVERNMENT ANALYSIS + RELATED

3rd Annual Report from the FSB - from the Financial Stability Board (FSB)

Are You An Informed Investor? - from The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State

BTC's Uncertain Future in China - from the U.S. - China Economic & Security Review Commission

CFTC Orders Bitcoin Options Trading Platform Operator - press release from the CFTC

CryptoCurrencies: Making money out of pure bits - from President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Cryptocurrency Online Vault Storage System - a patent application from Bank of America Corporation

Cryptographic Currency For Securities Settlement - a patent application from Goldman Sachs

Currency Versus Trust-less Transfer Technology - from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development

Decentralized Money - from IEET

Deep Shift: Technology Tipping Points & Societal Impact - from the World Economic Forum

Digital currencies: 5 reasons we’re calling for information - from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom

Digital currencies: Call for Information - from The UK Treasury

Digital Currency: You Can't Flip This Coin - Canadian report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade & Commerce

Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets - from ESMA

Draft Report on Virtual Currencies - from the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Emerging Terrorist Financing Risks - from The Financial Action Task Force

Florida Court Rejects Bitcoin as Money - from the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in & for Miami-Dade County, Florida

Guidance For a Risk-Based Approach To Virtual Currencies - from The Financial Action Task Force

How Can Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social & Solidarity Finance? - a working paper from the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Investment using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology - from ESMA

Modular Device Payment System - a PayPal patent application for a device to use LTC, DOGE, & BTC

National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing - from Her Majesty's Treasury

New York State BitLicense - from the Dept of Financial Services

Opportunities & Risks Associated w/ the Advent of Digital Currency in the Caribbean - a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Order Instituting Proceedings Pursuant to the CEA - from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Proposed BitLicence Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Firms - from the New York State Department of Financial Services

Regulation of Virtual Currencies Act - from The Uniform Law Commission

Report on Virtual Currencies - from the Swiss Federal Council

Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Analysis for July 2014 - from the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

System and Method for Wire Transfers Using Cryptocurrency - a patent application from the Bank of America

Systems and Methods for Providing Multi-Currency Platforms - a patent application from Coinbase

Tax Treatment - from the Australian Tax Office

The 2015 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) - from Europol

The Startup Manifesto - from the Coalition for a Digital Economy (COADEC)

US Senators Seek Blockchain Guidance - from the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs

Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations - from the International Monetary Fund

Virtual Currencies: Key Definitions & Potential AML/CFT Risks - from the The Financial Action Task Force

Virtual Currency Has Real Life Risk - from The Michigan State Attorney General, Bill Schuette


HUMOR

Bitcoins Poorly Explained - The name says it all

CollegeHumor - Should We Do a Bitcoin Sketch?

Conan O'Brien - Bitcoin's COO explains what bitcoin Is

Congressman Jared Polis - a call to ban U.S. Dollar!?

Do You Want To Trade Some Shitcoins? - from fyrstikken

Hitler finds out Litecoin was dumped - a parody on the dump of 7/10/2015

Holding - a BTC take on Billy Joel's, 'The Longest Tim'e by Zhou Tonged

Sh!t Bitcoin Fanatics Say - Part 1

Sh!t Bitcoin Fanatics Say - Part 2

Sh!t Bitcoin Fanatics Say - Part 3


INDUSTRY + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies - a textbook from Princeton University Press

BitcoinCourse.co - a free online course from Draper University

Coin Academy - Learn about digital currencies

Crypto Consortium - Developes standards & certifies professionals

Digital Currency Council - offers training, certification, & continuing ed

Master of Science in Digital Currency - from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus


INSTANT CHAT

Litecoin Association IRC - Chat with the Litecoin Association members

Litecoin Development IRC - Internet Relay Chat for LTC development

Litecoin IRC - Internet Relay Chat for general LTC conversation

Litecoin Mining IRC - Internet Relay Chat for LTC mining

Litecoin Telegram - instant chat group on the Telegram platform


INTERNATIONAL / NON-ENGLISH RESOURCES

Antworten - from The German banking industry association Bankenverband

Litecoin Africa - educating & empowering people of the African continent

Litecoin.pl - a Polish language site about LTC

Notice of Central Authority for Reporting on Virtual Currencies - from The Central Bank of Italy, Banca d’Italia

Notice on Use of Virtual Currencies - from The Central Bank of Italy, Banca d’Italia

Notice on Virtual Currencies - from The Central Bank of Italy, Banca d’Italia

www.litecoinweb.nl - a Dutch site introducing LTC


LEGAL + REGULATORY

Bitcoin: Primer for Policymakers - From Mercatus Center @ George Mason

Bitcoin-Reg.com - Virtual Currency Regulation Resources

BitLegal.io - tracks the evolving regulatory landscape of cryptocurrency, & related around the world.

Coin Center - a non-profit research & advocacy center

How Should Bitcoin Be Regulated? - from the Montreal Economic Institute

Internal Revenue Service - IRS Virtual Currency Guidance

Interpretive Guidance for Virtual Currency - from FinCEN

Regulation of Bitcoin in Selected Jurisdictions - from the U.S. Law Library of Congress

Request for Administrative Ruling on Payment Systems - from FinCEN

Request for Administrative Ruling on Trading Platforms - from FinCEN

U.S. Senate Hearings on Digital Currencies Pt 1 - From 11/18/2013

U.S. Senate Hearings on Digital Currencies Pt 2 - From 11/18/2013


LITECOIN DATA

104 Weeks of Data - Data on the first 104 weeks of LTC

Abe Block Explorer - The official block explorer

Block Explorer - Search block id, block hash, transaction hash, address

Chain.so - 'the fastest LTC block reader'

Cosurgi.info - quickly visualize LTC prices across multiple exchanges

CryptoCompare.com - live streaming LTC prices from various markets

DC Charts - Chart the price of LTC on various exchanges

Litecoin Explorer - from bitinfocharts.com

Litecoin Market Capitalization Data - from Cryptolization.com

Litecoin Statistics - from BitInfoCharts

LitecoinAverage - a global Litecoin price index

litecoinblockhalf.com - a LTC blockhalving countdown

LitecoinPrice.com - LTC to USD, EUR, YUAN, & BTC converter with history

LitecoinPrice.org - current value of LTC

LTC Block Chain Explorer - from bchain.info

LTC Charts - Data charts using data from various exchanges

LTC Halving Block 840000 - halving on 2015-08-25 at 18:58:50

LTC Rich List - from BitInfoCharts

LTC to USD price chart - from BitInfoCharts

LTC Valuation Histories - downloadable in spreadsheet format

ltc.blockr.io - an explorer with a variety of charting capabilities

PREEV - LTC to USD Price Widget

The Litecoin Halving Clock - a countdown to the next LTC halving

Toshi.io for LTC - an open source LTC node

USD Price - a graphic chart & spreadsheet

Why Litecoin is more secure than Bitcoin - an interesting explanation on reddit


LITECOIN IN THE NEWS

Airing Of Bad Blood In Bitcoin Pushes Currency Down 15% - from Forbes.com

Amid Blockchain Hype, Is There Still a Place for Litecoin? - by Ian DeMartino from Coindesk.com

Ask Me Anything with Charlie Lee - from Bitcoin.com

Bank of America Files Patent for Cryptocurrency Wire Transfer System - from CoinDesk

Bitcoin? Yawn. CheapAir Is Now Taking Litecoin and Dogecoin - from Forbes.com

Blockchain entities to watch in 2016: Infographic - By Pawel Tomczyk from e27.co

Crypto Markets Roar Back: Bitcoin Jumps 16%, Litecoin Soars 20% Crypto Markets Roar Back: Bitcoin Jumps 16%, Litecoin Soars 20% - from financemagnates.com

Eating the Bitcoin Cake - by Charlie Lee, reprinted with permission by CoinDesk

Exclusive Interview w/ Andrew Vegetabile: Litecoin Update - from Bitcoinist.net

GDAX Users Can Now Trade Litecoin Against USD & Bitcoin - by JP Buntinx @ TheMerkle.com

GDAX, BTC Development, & 5 Years of Litecoin with Charlie Lee - Podcast by Gavin Knight at Bitcoin.com

Here are the YTD returns of Bitcoin, Litecoin, & Dogecoin - from NewsBTC

HolyTransaction’s CEO Explains… - New Multicurrency Wallet Features including LTC

Increased USD & LTC Trading Volumes Push… - by JP Buntinx @ TheMerkle.com

Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback? - by Nick Marinoff from Bitcoinist.net

Interview W/ Andrew Vegetabile aka The Mage on LTC, BTC & More - from CoinJournal.net

Litecoin Association and Development Team Unveils Latest Roadmap - by Eduardo Gómez from NewsBTC.com

Litecoin Association, Core Development Team Release 2016 Roadmap - by Elliot Maras from CryptoCoinNews.com

Litecoin Becomes Anonymous, Available on Jaxx Soon - by Jamie Holmes at BTCManager.com

Litecoin By 2016: Achievements, Problems, Prospects - from CoinTelegraph

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee about When Bitcoin will Enter the Mainstream - from Cointelegraph

Litecoin Is Far More Popular Among CNY Traders Than Ethereum - from themerkle.com

Litecoin Network Experiences First Mining Reward Decline - from CoinDesk

Litecoin Rallies 25% On Coinbase: GDAX Listing - by Daniel Dabek @ Coinidol.com

Litecoin Rallies on News of it Trading on GDAX - by 'Rocky' @ cryptohustle.com

Litecoin Roadmap 2016 suggests major overhaul - from econotimes.com

Litecoin Shows There Is a Simple Fix for Spam Attacks on Bitcoin - from CoinTelegraph.com

Litecoin To Be Added To Jaxx - by Diana Ngo at Coinjournal.net

Litecoin’s First Block Reward Halving - from coingecko.com

Litecoin’s Founder Offers Insights on the Future of Cryptocurrency - by Courtney Danyel of Money's Edge

LoafWallet Is the First Server-Free Litecoin Wallet for iOS - by Jon Southurst2016/08/02 5:00 AM from Bitcoinist.net

LTC Halving Set for Aug. 25 2015; Uncertainties Loom Over Price - from CryptoCoinsNews.com

PayPal Files Bitcoin Payment Patent - from bankingtech.com

PayPal Modular Payment System Will Support… - LTC, DOGE, & BTC

Price Spikes 10% as Coinbase Exchange Turns on Trading - by Charles Bovaird @ CoinDesk.com

Price Surges 10% Following GDAX Inclusion - from AltCoinToday.com

Price Surges as GDAX Adds Litecoin-Dollar Trading - by Joël Valenzuela @ CoinTelepgraph.com

These are the Most Popular Digital Currencies Three Years Running - from CryptoCoinNews.com

Uphold Announces Litecoin Trading Support - by JP Buntinx @ TheMerkle.com

Uphold Launches Litecoin & iOS App - from Cointelegraph

Why The Litecoin Trademark Fight Matters - by Ian Demartino @ CoinJournal.net


MAPS + DIRECTORIES

Agorist Marketplace - connecting free market community

CryptoCoinBiz - a directory of businesses that accept crypto-currency

Kerncy.com - a directory & map of businesses accepting LTC, BTC, & others

Litecoin Meetup Groups - Find or create a group near you

Litecoin.si - a new site a bit like LitecoinLearner

LitecoinLand Directory - a directory of LTC-related businesses


MERCHANT INTEGRATION + SERVICES

Alfa Coins - an international LTC & BTC payment processor

AsMoney.com - an electronic payment system for LTC & BTC

Changer.com - An e-currency and payment processor exchange for BTC, LTC & others

CoinPayments.net - Payment gateway for LTC & BTC

CoinToPay.com - Provides merchant services in LTC, BTC, & many others

CryptoWoo - a decentralized payment plugin to accept LTC, DOGE, & BTC

GoCoin - Enabling merchants to accept BTC & LTC payments

GoURL.io - an open source crypto-currency payment gateway

LitePaid.com - accept LTC, BTC, & over 25 others fast & easy


MINING

Build A Rig - a comprehensive plan from Cryptobadger

CGMiner - Command-line mining software

CGWatcher - a GUI mining control tool

CoinPolice - an altcoin profitability calculator with ASIC comparison chart

CoinWarz - Crypto currency mining profitability

DustCoin - another alt coin profit calculator

HashMaster - ASIC scrypt miners & mining contracts

Litecoin Mining Calculator - How much can you mine?

Litecoin Mining Difficulty - a graphic chart & spreadsheet


MINING HARDWARE

Alpha Technology - Producing ASIC scrypt miners

GPU Scanner - find GPU's that are on sale

HASHRA - Sharp looking ASIC scrypt miners

Innosilicon - 1st 28nm LTC ASIC & Reference Miners

KNC Miner - Producing the Titan ASIC Miner for LTC

Mining Hardware Comparison - a Wiki comparing GPUs

Script ASIC Spreadsheet - Organized by manufacturer, price, hashrate, etc.


MINING POOLS

CoinKing - a multi-coin mining pool with LTC.

Coinotron - an oldy but goody

Coin-Pooling - another MPOS pool

CoinWell - a cloud-based mining service that rents LTC mining power

EasyMining - Mine LTC, DOGE and E-Gulden

ghash.io - One of the largest LTC mining pools

GiveMeCoins - a multi-coin (scrypt) mining pool

HashFaster - LTC, BTC & other cryptocurrency mining

Lite Guardian - Request an invite!

LitecoinPool.org - an updated list of the most popular LTC pools

LTC HotMiners - 1% PROP Fee & hot miners each month!

LTC Rabbit - a PPS LTC pool & difficulty is auto-adapted to your miner

Mining Pool Comparison - from Litecoin.info

MiningPool.co - a LTC pool with PPS reward system & many other coins

MultiPool - the original profit-switching mining pool

MuPool - Mine LTC, BTC, PPC, FTC, DOGE & VTC

OmarG Pool - a Canadian P2Pool

P2Pool Litecoin Tools - a list of nodes autogenerated from p2pool data

PPLNS Litecoin - a Chinese LTC mining pool

WeMineLTC.com - Zero fee, Stratum-only pool with US/EU servers


NEWS + PERIODICALS

AllCoinsNews - bitcoin, altcoin, & blockchain news

AltCoinsNews - altcoin news, bitcoin & blockchain news

AltcoinToday - 'your daily crypto news'

Bitcoinist.net - Cryptocurrency reviews and technology

BitcoinMagazine - about BTC & other crypto-currencies

Coin Telegraph - expert opinion & commentary in the digital currency community

CoinDesk - 'The Voice of Digital Currency'

CoinJournal.net - 'a cryptocurrency site with integrity…'

Crypto.Press - a relatively new crypto news outlet

Cryptocoins News - the latest cryptocurrency & bitcoin news

Crypto-News.net - latest breaking news from BTC, ETH, DOGE & other coins

CryptoSource.net - news, info, guides & reviews with focus on BTC, LTC & ETH

Digitical Currency Executive (DCE) Brief - a digital currency news & information media company

FxPips - litecoin Technical Analysis

NewsBTC - the latest Bitcoin & related news

The Coin Report - 'Global Digital Currency News'

The Merkle - crypto, blockchain, & fintech news


OFFICIAL LITECOIN RESOURCES

Ask Me Anything - January 23, 2015 - from the LTC Development Team & LTC Association!

Ask Me Anything - January 3, 2016 - from the LTC Development Team & LTC Association!

Ask Me Anything - October 9, 2013 - from the LTC Development Team!

History of Litecoin - launched on October 13th, 2011…

Litecoin @ GitHub - open-source space for LTC

Litecoin Association @ GitHub - open-source space for the LA

Litecoin Branding Guide - specifications for logos, colors, etc.

Litecoin Core & Litecoin Association Road Map 2016 - A plan for the near-term future of Litecoin

Litecoin Project on Google+ - connect with the DevTeam & others

Litecoin.com - educating merchants & users on the acceptance & use of LTC

Litecoin.org - where the official LTC code resides

LitecoinCore - maintained by Litecoin Core Developers

Official Litecoin Blog - authored by Warren Togami, LTC Dev

The Litecoin Association - working to improve the LTC experience

The Litecoin Launch! - read Charlie Lee's launch of Litecoin on BitcoinTalk

The Litecoin Wiki - everything about Litecoin

The 'new' Litecoin Logo - a source for the official logo


OTHER ALT COINS

Brave New Coin - Key data, charts & other info on alt coins

Charlie Lee, Jackson Palmer, & Paul Vernon - at CoinSummit 2014

Coin Choose - a listing of cryptocoins

Coin Market Caps - crypto market capitalizations

CoinGecko - a 360 degree overview of cryptocurrencies

Crypto Coin Stats - Statistics & key data points for various crypto

Crypto Currency Charts - a list of current crypto coin prices

CryptoMeter - historical data on a variety of crypto

Map of Coins - a visualized history of cryptocurrency

Target Moon - Crypto 24/7 price monitoring & email alerts

World Coin Index - Like BraveNewCoin but with a 'trending' section


PEOPLE + SOCIAL MEDIA

Andrew Vegetabile, Director of the Litecoin Association - AKA TheMage on Twitter

Eric Mihalik, Director of the Litecoin Association - AKA 'Carnth' on Google+

Ryszard Mielcarek, former Director of the Litecoin Association - AKA 'Crazik' on Twitter

Andreas Antonopoulos - 'Bitcoin Evangelist' on Twitter

Barry Silbert - Founder of SecondMarket & BTC Trust on Twitter

BitVoat.com - a social media site for sharing & responding to videos w/ LTC, BTC, & DOGE tips

Cameron Winklevoss - 'Bitcoin Investor' on Twitter

Charlie Lee - Litecoin Creator on Facebook

Charlie Lee - Litecoin Creator on Github

Charlie Lee - Litecoin Creator on Twitter

Charlie Lee - Litecoin Creator on Google+

Coin Market Cap - on Twitter

CoinTouch - Find friends of friends that trade crypto

Franklyn Richards, Director of the Litecoin Association - AKA MLPFrank on Twitter

Gavin Andresen - Lead Bitcoin Scientist on Twitter

GoCoin - on Twitter

Kunal Jaiswal - a Litecoin Core Developer on LinkedIn

Litecoin Core Dev Team - on Twitter

Litecoin Currency Page - Like LTC on Facebook

Litecoin Guy (CoinATX) - on Twitter

Litecoin Knight - AKA 'nogreedy' on Twitter

Litecoin News - on Facebook

Litecoin on Twitter - Follow LTC on Twitter

Litecoin Twitter Content - Twitter feeds about Litecoin

LitecoinAddict - AKA 'saigoned' on Twitter

Marc Andreessen - Investor in Coinbase, etc. on Twitter

Someguy123 - admin of various Litecoin sites on Twitter

The Litecoin Association - on Twitter

The Litecoin Association - on LinkedIn

Tyler Winklevoss - 'BTC Investor & Cameron's brother' on Twitter

Warren Togami - Of the LTC Development Team on LinkedIn

Warren Togami - on Google+

Xinxi Wang - a Litecoin Core Developer on Twitter

Xinxi Wang - a Litecoin Core Developer on LinkedIn


PROGRAMMING / DEVELOPMENT

Chain - a block chain API for developers

Coin Widget - Create LTC & BTC donation buttons for your website

CoinGecko - a LTC price ticker widget

CryptoNames - Selling premium LTC & other crypto domain names

Cryptonator - Customizable crypto price converter & widget

Donation Widget by Blockr.io - Create a donation button in 3 easy steps!

Litecoin Developer - Tutorials on integrating LTC & BTC into sites & apps

LitecoinNode.org - easily deploy & maintain Litecoin supernodes

LTC Tools - from Ryszard Mielcarek (AKA Crazik)


PURCHASE LITECOINS

247Exchange.com - Purchase LTC, BTC, NMC, & PPC with Visa & MC

24xbtc - buy LTC using Visa, MC, Western Union, & more

ALFACashier - purchase LTC & BTC for USD, EUR, & RUB

AltQuick - an altcoin market for buying & selling LTC, FTC, DOGE & others

AnyCoinDirect.eu - Buy LTC, BTC, Doge & others for SEPA, Mistercash, etc.

Bitancial - a Canadian company now preparing for beta launch

BitIn.io - an instant cryptocurrency exchange for LTC, BTC & others

Bittylicious - Buy LTC, BTC & others with a credit card

CanadianBitcoins.com - Buy LTC & BTC with cash, bank transfer & Interac

Celery.com - a FinCen compliant reseller of LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Changelly.com - Exchange cryptocurrencies from wallet to another.

Coin4Coin - trade coin for coin including LTC, VRC, BTC, CLOAK & others

CoinCorner.com - buy LTC, BTC, & Doge with debit & credit cards

CoinGateway.net - a bridge to BTC using LTC, DOGE, CLOAK & others

coinimal.com - an Austrian-based retailer of LTC, BTC, & NXT

CoinSect - a crypto marketplace with LTC

ExchangeMyCoins.com - buy crypto with crypto including LTC, BTC, DOGE, NMC & PPC

ExpressCoin - Get & send BTC, LTC, & DOGE

harbor.ly - Buy & sell LTC & BTC after connecting your bank account

Instacoins.ca - Buy LTC, BTC, DOGE and PPC with a bank account

LiteBit.eu - a Dutch retailer of Litecoin & other cryptos

LitecoinLocal.net - Buy & sell LTC directly with others

QuickBT - a Canadian site for buying litecoin with INTERAC

ShapeShift.io - 'The fastest way to buy or sell Litecoin'

SimpleSwapMe - Swap LTC, BTC, DOGE & RDD

TheCoinCave.com - purchase LTC, BTC, DOGE, & others with OkPay

WeSellCrypto.com - purchase LTC, BTC, DOGE, & more using PayPal

Yacuna Direct - buy LTC, BTC & DOGE using SOFORT


STORES + SHOPPING

/r/ltcmarket - a LTC marketplace on Reddit

AFK Apparel - Gamer clothing for LTC, BTC, & other

All Things Luxury - Jewelry for LTC, BTC, DOGE & others

Ara Clouds - a French electronic cigarettes retailer accepting LTC

Arkansas E Liquid - an electronic cigarettes store accepting LTC, BTC & others

BeauteFatale.ca - a lingerie store accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

BeesBros - a small family honey business in Utah selling for LTC & BTC

Bitcoin Shop - Use BTC, LTC, or Doge at checkout!

BitcoinJerky - Jerky for LTC, BTC & Doge

BitLasers - a laser retailer accepting LTC, BTC, DOGE & others

Black Forest Vapes - an E-juice retailer accepting LTC, BTC & DOGE

Black Market Beans - a coffee store accepting LTC, BTC, DOGE & others

BTCTrip - Book flights & hotels with LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Cash4Minutes - Earn LTC & more for your unused phone minutes

COAex.com - a precious metals retailer accepting LTC & others

CoinsHost - servers, VPS, DDoS protection & colocation for LTC

Common Spark Media - a photography studio accepting LTC & BTC

Cryfter - gift cards for LTC & other cryptos

Crypto Jeweler - Shop for jewelry using LTC, BTC, & other crypto

CryptoArt.com - fine art crypto wallets company accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

CryptoCables - LTC & BTC neon signs & hardware cables

CryptoChips - High quality poker chips with crypto logos

CryptoPet.com - all things pet for LTC, BTC, & DOGE

CryptoPrinting - 3D printing for LTC, BTC & DOGE

CryptoThrift - an Australian BTC & LTC marketplace / auction site.

Distinguished Imports - Exciting worldwide exports for LTC, BTC & other

Easy VHS Transfer - Transfer VHS to digital media for LTC & BTC

eGifter - Branded gift cards for LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Ellenet - an information technology services company

Finite by Design - physical Litecoins & other goods for LTC, BTC & Doge

GiftOff - buy over 30 gifts cards with LTC & ten other cryptocurrencies

GoBelle.me - creative jewelry designs sold for LTC & others

HostClub - Web hosting & VPS for LTC, BTC & other crypto

Keratene - men's hair care and vitamins retailer accepting LTC

Keys4Coins.com - a PC game store accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

KHI Botanicals - exotic herbs & spices for LTC, BTC & DOGE

Lealana - unfunded physical Litecoins & Bitcoins

Litecoin Games - Steam & EA video games for LTC

LitecoinPharmacy.com - Accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

LKeyChain.com - silver-plated LTC keychains

Men of Thrift - an online consignment boutique accepting LTC, BTC, & others

mercadoviagens.com - a Spanish travel agency accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

MetArt Network - an adult members only club accepting LTC, BTC & DOGE

Mixed Media Studios - computer animation & graphic design firm accepting LTC, BTC & DOGE

Motion Dogs - a wireless follow focus system company accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Noobie.io - a virtual marketplacing accepting LTC, BTC & others

Nuciya - Skincare, bath/body, & make-up for LTC, BTC & others

OceanSurgeSoaps.com - limited batch, handmade shaving soap accepting LTC & BTC

PexPeppers - Hot sauce, seeds, & jelly for LTC/BTC

PrePaidVCard.com - virtual visa & master cards for LTC & BTC

ProductMonth.com - offering one unique product per month! Accepting LTC & others

Provident Metals - bullion, coins, & other for LTC, BTC & DOGE

RE/MAX London - London real estate company accepting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Reddit on accepting Litecoin - Who is accepting LTC?

Retro Towers - old school video games for LTC & others

Sakama Online - a rug & leather wholesaler accepting LTC & BTC

San Marco Coffee - buy coffee for LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Shiny Bars - Buy gold, silver, & copper with LTC

Tealet - Japanese Tea for LTC BTC & DOGE

The Crypto Store - now accepting LTC

The Data Recovery Guy - providing services for LTC & BTC

The Techno Tourist - a dance oriented travel agency accepting LTC & BTC

www.unlockbase.com - unlock any cell phone & make payment with LTC


TERMS + DEFINITIONS

What is a '51% attack?' - a video explanation

What is 'cryptocurrency?' - Securely exchanging data as means of…

What is mining 'difficulty?' - a measure of how…

What is 'pooled mining?' - an approach to mining where multiple…

What is the 'blockchain?' - a database of transaction information…


THAT OTHER CRYPTO: BITCOIN

Bitcoin as a Protocol - from Union Square Ventures

Bitcoin Boulevard - The coolest place in Ohio!

Bitcoin IRC Channel - Instant Relay Chat Bitcoin Channel

Bitcoin: Fact. Fiction. Future - from the Deloitte University Press

BitPay - BTC payment solutions for popular eCommerce platforms

BTC Predictions - artificial neural network predictions on the price of BTC

Coinapult - Send BTC by email

Coinbase - a wallet & service to securely buy, use, & accept BTC

CoinNEO - a Cleveland OH consultant organizing 'Bitcoin Boulevard'

How a Bitcoin transaction works - a flow chart

Ledra Capital Bitcoin Series - BTC blog posts led by Dr. Andreas Polemitis

Leetcoin - compete in your favorite games for BTC

Mastering Bitcoin - by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Mastering Bitcoin: alternative languages - in Chinese, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, & more

QuickCoin - Send & receive Bitcoin on Facebook

Safello - Buy, sell & send BTC

The Math Behind Bitcoin - Eric Rykwalder provides an overview of the mathematics of BTC

What Gave Bitcoin Its Value? - from the FEE

Why Bitcoin Matters - an important NY Times article


TRADING TOOLS

Butter Bot - an automated LTC & BTC trading bot

CointT - an open-source trading app for LTC, BTC & other altcoins

HaasOnline - an automated trading bot


USER WEBSITES + BLOGS

aweesomealtcoin.blogspot.com - an altcoin blog by Keither .S.B.

BitcoinCafe.Club - crypto news blog in English & Russian

CoinManual.com - Explaining crypto-currencies in plain English

Crypt La - a blog from Fred Marion that dives deep, but in easy to understand language

Crypto Mining Blog - All about LTC & BTC mining & other alts

CryptoArticles - News & opinions pieces by crypto enthusiasts

CryptoGeeks - crypto coin news & advice from angry basement dwelling nerds

Financial Underground Kingdom - A crypto-currency blog by Kingscrown

gendal.me - Thoughts on the future of finance

HighOnCoins - Learn how to make DIY LTC rigs

Litecoin Events - Observing LTC events around the world

LitecoinBlog - Join & share

WorldCryptoNetwork - a crypto blog with LTC content


VIDEOS

A Quantitative Analysis of Altcoins - A Princeton University Bitcoin Seminar final project

Andreas Antonopoulos - @ TechCrunch Disrupt

Andreas Antonopoulos - @ Bitcoin Expo 2014 on the Future Of Crypto

Andreas Antonopoulos - educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin on October 8, 2014

Arthur Levitt - on Bloomberg discussing why he's now advising BitPay

Bitcoin 2014 (Amsterdam) - opening remarks by Jon Matonis

Bitcoin 2014 Keynote Address - Dr. Patrick Byrne, CEO Overstock

Bitcoin and Beyond - Daniel Larimer delivers keynote address at Inside Bitcoins 2014

Bitcoin Documentary: Boom or Bust - Original video by Teen Take

Bitcoin in Kenya - a BTC documentary by Tomer Kantor

Bitcoin is Myspace, Litecoin is Facebook - Adam Kokesh explains…

BitcoinFilm Documentaries - how BTC is helping change people's lives

Bitcoin's Mainstream Moment - Jeremy Allaire @ BTC 2014 in Amsterdam

Bitcorati Interviews Charlie Lee - Charlie discusses his background, & more

Bobby Lee @ Stanford - BTC, a New Value Chain in China

Bobby Lee, CEO of BTC China -  on bitcoin anonymity, crime & regulation

Can bitcoin & other virtual currencies ever replace "real" money? - from eZonomics by ING

Charlie Lee - Chats about the future of money

Charlie Lee - on the future of regulations & LTC

Charlie Lee - @ BTC Miami

Charlie Lee - presents at Hashers United on October 10, 2014

Charlie Lee - presents at DevCore Draper University 2015

Charlie Lee - at CES 2016 - Digital Money Forum

Charlie Lee & Jackson Palmer - @ Dogecon SF

Charlie Lee @ Coin Congress - interviewed by Money & Tech's Stephen Chu

Charlie Lee @ Milken Institute - Money Goes Virtual: The Bitcoin Bourse

Charlie Lee sends a special message to thank supporters in China - from BTCC

Charlie Lee's Keynote Address - at MIT Bitcoin Expo 2015

CoinSummit Youtube Channel - for those who could not attend

Creating and Using Multisignature Wallets - released by the Litecoin Association

Crypto Crash Course - with Andreas Antonopoulos

Digital currencies: how do they work & what makes them different? - a short video from the Bank of England

Dr. Patrick Byrne Keynote Address - at the CATO Institute's 32nd Annual Monetary Conference

Explained: Public & Private Keys - released by the Litecoin Association

Explained: The Halving - released by the Litecoin Association

GoCoin CEO speaks with Max Keiser - about payment processing of LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Hard & Soft Forking Explained - released by the Litecoin Association

How To Quickly Sync A Wallet with Bootstrap - released by the Litecoin Association

How To: Buy Crypto Currency (Litecoin/Bitcoin/Dogecoin) - released by the Litecoin Association

How to: Export & Import Private Keys - released by the Litecoin Association

How To: Safely Upgrade A Crypto Currency Wallet - released by the Litecoin Association

Interview with Charlie Lee - by ZapChain

Is Bitcoin Better Than the Dollar? - Brian Armstrong, of Coinbase, speaks on CNBC International

Juan Llanos @ TEDx - Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Are Coming…

Khan Academy Bitcoin Series - a 9 part video series on BTC

Let's Get Real - Will You Ever Use Bitcoin at Walmart?

Litecoin - Currency Reinvented - a brief preview to Litecoin

Litecoin is MAGNITUDES more secure than Bitcoin - from Adam Kokesh

Litecoin Promo Test Video - from BitcoinFridge, Mick Bruce

Litecoin Vs. Bitcoin & Digital Currency Future - Meghan Lopez interviews Yanis Varoufakis about LTC

Litecoin: From Genesis to the Moon! - a presentation by Charlie Lee

Mike Hearn - @ Bitcoin 2012 London

Paul Kemp-Robertson - Delivers a talk @ TED

The Atlantic Council - The Future of Currency

The Bitcoin Uprising - from CNBC

The Blockchain Explained - released by the Litecoin Association

The Declaration of Bitcoin Independence - 

The future of Bitcoin, Litecoin… - & other Virtual Currencies & Regulation in an Evolving Landscape.

The Future of Money - a ted.com presentation by Neha Narula

The Hidden Dangers of Bitcoin - from Stefan Molyneux

The State of Bitcoin Address - Gavin Andresen at BTC 2014 in Amsterdam

The Transformation of Finance - at Davos 2016

The Truth about Bitcoin & Alternative Currencies - from FEE

Tim Draper -  discusses his Bit & Alt coin investment ideas on Bloomberg

What is Litecoin, exactly? - a LTC basics video

What is Litecoin? - from Mike TheBitcoinGuy

What is Litecoin? - official release from the Litecoin Association

What is Litecoin? - 2nd official release from the Litecoin Association

Why Bitcoin's Growth is Normal - & The S-Curves You Could Never See


WALLETS

Android Litecoin Wallet - get the App from Google Play

BIP38wallets.com - durable, waterproof, greaseproof, tearproof BIP32 Paper Wallets

Bitkee - choose material, style, & crypto for a dependable & durable wallet

CoinKite - online wallet for LTC & BTC

CoinLeap.com - an Android wallet supporting LTC, BTC, & DOGE

Coinomi - one wallet for all coins

CoinSquare.co - make your own rugged, water/fire proof metal LTC wallet

CoinWallet.co - a multi-coin crypto-currency online wallet

Crypto Cards - 'simple, easy, & cryptographically secure cards'

CryptoCoin Wallet Cards - credit card quality cards for LTC & others

Electrum - now in full release

HiveWallet.com - a human-friendly digital currency wallet for LTC & BTC

HolyTransaction - a wallet for LTC, BTC, DOGE, & PPC

KeepKey - a hardware wallet with ShapeShift support

LiteAddress.org - a JavaScript client-side generator

Litecoin Paper Wallet Generator - creates LTC, BTC & Doge wallets

LiteVault.net - the trustless online wallet for LTC

Loaf Wallet - an iOS wallet released by the Litecoin Association

MinAddress.info - make your LTC, BTC & DOGE wallet addresses smaller

Netki - offering a single name for all your LTC, BTC, & DOGE wallet addresses

QuickWallet.com - a fast, safe wallet with one address for both LTC & BTC

WalletGenerator.net - Universal Open Source Client-Side Wallet Generator

Wood Wallets - cryptocurrency wallets made of wood



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