New Coins for Old Miners

Put your legacy Bitcoin SHA256 mining hardware to effective use.

Rewarding the Community

For every 1 LTC you held at block 1371111, you can claim 10 LCC.

Simple to Claim

Our wallet makes it easy to claim your LCC. No debug console!

Responsible Forking

Replay attack protection & new address prefix to prevent confusion and inter-chain issues.

Fair Launch

Slow-start control, pre-release of bootstrap, & improved retargeting to ensure a smooth launch.

Modern Codebase

Close to upstream, to allow us to incorporate all latest blockchain tech. Segwit? Yep, we got that.

LTC -> LCC Balance Checker

Enter a Litecoin public address (not a private key):

  • Dec 2017
  • Jan 2018
    Dev & testing
  • 3 Feb
  • 18 Feb
    Fork block
  • 18-19 Feb
    Wallet release
  • March
    SPV wallets

Fork Details

Fork Block - At block 1371111, Litecoin Cash hard-forked away from the Litecoin blockchain.

10:1 Claim Ratio - For every 1 LTC you held at the fork block, you can claim 10 LCC.

SHA256 Mining - After the fork block, Litecoin Cash switched to SHA256 proof-of-work hashes. This enables a new use for previously obsolete Bitcoin mining hardware.

Network Resilience - Mining difficulty is recalculated every block, using Evan Duffield's proven DarkGravity V3 algorithm from Dash. This provides more predictable block times as well as network protection from multipool hopping.

Optimised for the Real World - Target block time of 2.5 minutes gives 4 times the transaction bandwidth of Bitcoin, while transactions are 90% cheaper than Litecoin.

Slow-Start Control - To prevent dominant early miners having an unfair advantage, block rewards will start at 0.25 LCC and grow to 250 LCC over the first 2000 blocks after the fork. The first 24 blocks after the fork will be mined at minimum difficulty. After this, DarkGravity will adjust the difficulty based on observed block generation time. The 250 LCC block reward (equivalent to 25 LTC) will halven at the same chain heights as Litecoin.

Small Premine - An equivalent amount to less than 1% of circulating money supply (less than 0.65% of total money supply) at fork time was paid to a development fund.

Litecoin (LTC) Litecoin Cash (LCC) Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)
Max Supply 84 million 840 million 21 million 21 million 21 million 210 million
Distribution Mining Mining, Claiming Mining Mining, Claiming Mining, Claiming Mining, Claiming
Mining Algorithm Scrypt SHA256 SHA256 Equihash SHA256 X13
Block Time 2.5 mins 2.5 mins 10 mins 10 mins 10 mins 10 mins
Difficulty Adjustment 3.5 days Every block (DarkGravity) 2 weeks Every block (EMA) Every block (SMA) 2 weeks


Blockchain Size ~13Gb ~13Gb ~145Gb ~145Gb ~135Gb ~135Gb
Claim Ratio - 10:1 - 1:1 1:1 10:1

Compared to Litecoin: Litecoin Cash has lower transaction fees, better difficulty adjustment, and is mined with SHA256.
Compared to Bitcoin: LCC is much faster and cheaper, and has far more bandwidth and better difficulty retargeting.
Compared to Bitcoin Cash: Litecoin Cash supports Segwit, and has much faster block times.

Download Wallet


QT wallet for Windows

Download 64-bit
Checksum: f9e673b95a370551a15a695d9a57d660e8a59228f402855c3b179cf89823cac6
Download 32-bit
Checksum: b831eb9314c5dc6f9a7f63223a5eba9125fac77464b7e7707da1fd2742c257c8


QT & headless Linux binaries

Download 64-bit
Checksum: aee86386376641e50e79050f1c7ac04c4b277634d671cce88c3d4008a2df82e1
Download 32-bit
Checksum: 027c158835841d07c0af81d567861487146a44a273cce53848b646d9034d9275


QT wallet for Mac OSX

Download 64-bit
Checksum: a45ddef2eaac3f2eea9a75a114d911b1fac0749d2ea7e6def21f3621cf751d53


View source on our GitHub

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Download Bootstrap

This OPTIONAL file can help you to synchronize your blockchain faster when you initially install Litecoin Cash. To use it, download the zip and extract bootstrap.dat into your LCC data directory. For Windows users, the default data directory is C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming\LitecoinCash. For Mac Users, it's ~/Library/Application Support/litecoincash.

File size: 8.5Gb. SHA256 checksum: 6d82f09061f45a2dad8f81e16db83ef714244eab318cb0b54db7a7e6e5d80ea8

Mobile Wallets

Auto credit of LCC for LTC holders at fork block


Auto credit of LCC for LTC holders at fork block
No auto credit of LCC for LTC holders at fork block
BETA: Use at your own risk

Mining Pools

Magnificent Pool
CryptoPool Party
Mining Power
Fat Panda Club
BlockMunch Club
WeMineLCC P2PPool

Other Services

Litecoin Cash Block Explorer

Frequently Asked Questions

Just WHY?

There is no fast, cheap SHA256 coin with good difficulty adjustment. SHA256 miners have little practical choice of hashpower destination, and if they do mine blocks they're being paid in a currency with 10 minute block times.

We believe we can offer an excellent SHA256 coin for general usage. We love Litecoin, and wanted to give something to the brave hodler community. With everyone else too busy forking Bitcoin, we decided that the Litecoin blockchain was a perfect means of intial distribution for our coin.

Why are you using the Litecoin name? Is this an official Litecoin project?

No. We're using the Litecoin Cash name simply because it has become customary in recent months for a coin which forks a blockchain to prefix its name with the name of the coin being forked. This practice has become a widely understood convention. We're not associated or affiliated with Charlie Lee or any of the Litecoin team in any way; we are big fans though.

Will I be able to claim if I have coins stored on an exchange? Or a Ledger hardware wallet?

In general, exchange deposit addresses are no use, as you have no way of accessing the private key. However, some exchanges have already agreed to credit Litecoin holders at the time of the fork with Litecoin Cash; see our exchange list for more details.

The very best way to hold coins during the fork where you know you'll have control of the keys is to use a desktop Litecoin wallet such as Litecoin Core or Jaxx.

If you use a Ledger, the simplest solution is to move funds from your Ledger to a desktop wallet, just until the fork block happens.

Part of the reason Ledger's so great is that it's impossible for you to directly access private keys for your wallet addresses. What is possible is to use your 24-word BIP39 phrase in conjunction with an offline tool such as this one, which you must save and run locally while disconnected from the internet. That tool can derive your private keys from your 24-word phrase, however, you really shouldn't do this. For one thing, you'll need to reinitialize your Ledger wallet in order to practice safe forking. It's really simplest to transfer your LTC to a desktop wallet, and transfer it back after the fork.

IN ALL CASES: Practice safe forking. That means you must never paste private keys that hold live funds into ANY website or wallet in order to claim fork coins -- including ours. After the fork, FIRST move your LTC to a new address, THEN use the private key from the "old" address to claim your LCC.

Did my wallet need to be unencrypted during the fork?

No; it didn't even need to be open. Paper wallets and other forms of cold wallet will receive LCC without issue.

If I own Litecoin, do I automatically own Litecoin Cash too?

Yes. Anyone holding Litecoin at block 1371111 will have 10X as much Litecoin Cash. If your LTC is stored by a third party such as an exchange, then you must inquire with them about claiming your Litecoin Cash.

How do I claim my Litecoin Cash once I have my private key?

Firstly, NEVER paste private keys that hold any currency into ANY website or wallet in order to claim forked coins (including ours). Practice responsible forking: 1. Wait for the fork; 2. Move your Litecoin to a new address; 3. Use the private key for the "old" address to claim your Litecoin Cash.

We've made it super easy to claim. No need to mess around in the debug console! Download a wallet for your platform, and you'll find a menu item to help you import your Litecoin private keys and claim your Litecoin Cash.

What is the ticker symbol for Litecoin Cash?

Litecoin Cash will be represented by the ticker symbol LCC.

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Meet The Team



Development Lead

With over 20 years commercial experience and active in the crypto scene since 2013, our dev lead Tanner has been involved in the development of multiple altcoins and numerous blockchain-based services.



Systems Lead, Developer

Loxley's a proven developer and systems engineer. Experience in academia, industry, and the public sector, includes: VoIP innovation, AI (vision and spatial data), big data warehousing and distributed computing.



PM, Public Relations Lead

Roger is an experienced project manager for a major online foreign exchange platform, delivering a range of public and internal products. Engaged in extensive cryptocurrency projects for over 5 years, he's also a unicorn.


Michael "Scarlet" Wyszynski

Design Lead, Liason Lead

As well as working tirelessly to hone our brand, Scarlet looks after all the behind-the-scenes tools & services that let us actually get things done and release them. Come and meet him on our official social media channels!


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