Litecoin

Litecoin was created by Charlie Lee and released through an open-source client on GitHub.

Technically Litecoin is very similar to Bitcoin, but it aims to solve its issues of scalability and the low transaction speed. Litecoin is therefore much cheaper and faster than Bitcoin with blocks being mined every 2,5 minutes instead of every 10 minutes for Bitcoin.

The algorithm that Litecoin uses is proof-of-work, same as Bitcoin; the difference is that Bitcoin uses SHA-256, while Litecoin opted for Scrypt. Scrypt allows users to mine LTC with consumer-grade hardware, rather than specific mining hardware.

Another difference is the total amount of coins that can be mined: Litecoin has a limit of 84 million coins versus Bitcoin’s 21 million coins.

Crypto APIs supports Litecoin mainnet and testnet.

Some Useful Endpoints

Blockchain Information

General information about a blockchain is available by GET-ing the base resource.

The returned object contains a litany of information about the blockchain, including its height, the time/hash of the latest block, and more.

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Block Hash Endpoint

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The returned object contains information about the block in JSON format, including its height, the number of transactions in it, transaction hashes listed in the canonical order in which they appear in the block, and more.

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Block Height Endpoint

Block Height endpoint gives you detail information for particular block in the blockchain

The returned object contains information about the block in JSON format, including its height, the number of transactions in it, transaction hashes listed in the canonical order in which they appear in the block, and more.

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Latest Block Endpoint

Latest Block Endpoint gives you detail information for the latest block in the blockchain

The returned object contains information about the latest block in JSON format, including its height, the number of transactions in it and more. Address API

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Address Endpoint

The default Address Endpoint strikes a general information about addresses.

Address API allows you to look up information about public addresses on the blockchain, generate single-use, low-value key pairs with corresponding addresses.

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Multisig Address Endpoint

The Multisig Address Endpoint strikes a general information about a single address that is involved in multisignature addresses.

The returned object returns a list of multisignature addresses in which the queried address is involved in, including balance in LTC and the number of transactions associated with it, and more.

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Generate Address Endpoint

The Generate Address endpoint allows you to generate private-public key-pairs along with an associated public address.

The Address Transactions Endpoint returns all information available about a particular address, including an array of complete transactions.

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Address Transactions Endpoint

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Transactions Txid Endpoint

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The Transaction Txid Endpoint returns detailed information about a given transaction based on its id.

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Transactions Block Endpoint

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The Transaction Index by Block Endpoint returns detailed information about a list of transactions.

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Unconfirmed Transactions Endpoint

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The Unconfirmed Transactions Endpoint returns an array of the latest transactions relayed by nodes in a blockchain that haven’t been included in any blocks.

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Decode Raw Transactions Endpoint

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We also offer the ability to decode raw transactions without sending propagating them to the network; perhaps you want to double-check another client library or confirm that another service is sending proper transactions.

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Creating Transactions Endpoint

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Using Crypto APIs, you can push transactions to blockchains one of two ways:

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Sign Transactions Endpoint

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The returned object is a hexadecimal string that represents the signed transaction. This hexadecimal is used by the Send Transactions Endpoint in order to broadcast the transaction into the Bitcoin blockchain.

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Send Transactions Endpoint

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Transaction Send Endpoint allows users to broadcast the signed transaction to the Bitcoin blockchain.

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New Transaction Endpoint

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The New Transaction Endpoint combines the other three endpoints: Create, Sign and Send Endpoints. Users should provide the inputs and outputs fields with the corresponding data, as well as the fee and the wifs(private ECDSA keys) of the addresses. Therefore, the endpoint creates, signs and broadcasts the new transaction to the Bitcoin Blockchain. For more information, see the examples.

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New Transaction Using HDWallet Endpoint

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New Transaction Using HDWallet Endpoint provides the possibility to create, sign and send new transactions using your HDWallet.

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Transactions Fee Endpoint

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Transactions Fee Endpoint Get general information about Transactions Fee Endpoint Transactions Fee Endpoint gives information about the fees for all transactions included in the last 70 blocks.

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