SHA256 • Hive Mining • Fast • Democratised

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Litecoin Cash

SHA256 • Hive Mining • Fast • Democratised

About Litecoin Cash

Hybrid mining

No mining hardware? No problem; Hive Mining doesn't need any. Or, mine with traditional SHA256 hardware.

The Hive

It's here! After overwhelming support for activation, our revolutionary mining system is NOW LIVE.

Fair Launch

Initial distribution based on years of Litecoin blockchain history, with 10:1 claim ratio.

Real-world Projects

LCC is working with ACAIM to investigate medical uses for blockchain technology.

It Fell From Space!

Litecoin Cash was the first cryptocurrency to be dropped from space.

Modern Codebase

Our 0.16 wallet release brings full support for HD wallets and native SegWit using bech32 addresses.


Get Started with The Hive today

Anybody can mine LCC with The Hive and no special hardware is required.
All you need is the Core wallet and a computer with internet connection.

Get Started

Season I: Birth of Litecoin Cash

Litecoin Cash was forked from Litecoin on 18 Feb 2018 at block 1371111, with a 10:1 Claim Ratio. For every 1 LTC held at the fork block, LTC holders could claim 10 LCC. If you held LTC at block 1371111 but haven't claimed yet, your LCC are still waiting for you!

After the fork block, Litecoin Cash switched to SHA256 proof-of-work hashes. This enables a new use for previously obsolete Bitcoin mining hardware. Mining difficulty is recalculated every block, using Evan Duffield's proven DarkGravity V3 for more predictable block times as well as network protection from multipool hopping. To prevent early dominant miners from having an unfair advantage, block rewards scaled up linearly over the first 2000 blocks.

The fork features replay attack protection & a new address prefix to prevent confusion and inter-chain issues.

LCC's target block time of 2.5 minutes gives 4 times the transaction bandwidth of Bitcoin, while transactions are 90% cheaper than Litecoin. HD wallets and native SegWit with bech32 addresses are fully supported.

Read our launch whitepaper !

Moving up: Spacedrop!

To celebrate the success of our first season of development, Litecoin Cash became the first cryptocurrency to be dropped from space.

We partnered with Sent Into Space to send a balloon to an altitude of 32km, where it released 160000 Litecoin Cash. Multiple on-board cameras captured the action.

Check out the amazing 360-degree video of the flight below; you can click and drag to change your view.

Read more about the Spacedrop

Season II: The Hive

A brand new method of mining has been added to Litecoin Cash - and after sensational support from miners for the user-activated soft fork, it's operational RIGHT NOW on both testnet and mainnet.

The Hive, our agent-based mining system, requires no specialised hardware; anything from a Raspberry Pi to your normal desktop PC is fine. It's centered around the concept of worker bees, which can be created by any LCC holder, who then becomes a beekeeper.

Once mature, worker bees have a finite lifespan during which they live inside the blockchain and help to secure it by minting blocks. Beekeepers will earn rewards whenever one of their bees mints a block.

  • Existing SHA256 miners and pools are not affected. Proof-of-work blocks are accepted by the network at any time, so SHA256 mining hardware never needs to stand idle.
  • 51% network attacks are rendered ineffective. Worker bees won't mint blocks on an attacker's private chain, so they cannot accumulate enough chain work to perform a 51% hashpower attack.
  • The mining process will be democratised, as any LCC holder can become a beekeeper.

Prefer to learn by playing?
Try The Hive on testnet first!

  1. Download our latest wallet, below
  2. Join testnet; instructions here
  3. Join our special Testnet Discord server to get free testnet coins funds
  4. Check out the Beekeeper's Guide and create some bees!

For more information, read our whitepaper, "The Hive: Agent-based Mining in Litecoin Cash"

Season III: Liberation

In Season 3 the core focus of Litecoin Cash is to liberate the people by making LitecoinCash secure and accessible. There are several major improvement that are implemented for Hive Mining in this season which will provide better mining profitability for smaller scale hive miners.

Secondly we’ve switched to linearly weighted moving average (LWMA) to improve sha256 difficulty adjustment.

In addition to that a new method of mining will be added to Litecoin Cash called MinotaurX. The goal of MinotaurX is to liberate people by allowing anyone with a suitable CPU join the ranks of Litecoin Cash miners.

Join us on this journey as this is the beginning before we tackle Rialto.


Details: Whitepapers

Our whitepapers explain our goals and vision, and are available below.

The Hive

Agent-based mining on Litecoin Cash


The Hive – enhancements

Optimising Chainwork Scaling


Litecoin Cash

Initial whitepaper (PDF)


OPUS 12 Global & LCC

Position Paper (PDF)


Wallet: Light - Electrum-LCC v3.1.3.4

Electrum-LCC is a light (SPV) wallet; it doesn't need to download the full blockchain to operate. It's ideal if you want to import a keyphrase from Ledger, Trezor, Electrum-LTC or Loaf. Your keys are stored just as securely as with the full wallet.
Note that Electrum is not capable of hive mining.

Electrum-LCC Windows Standalone Exe


Electrum-LCC Windows Portable Exe



Wallet: Mobile

Light mobile wallets for iOS and Android which supports LCC.

Wallet: Hardware - Xeeda

The Xeeda hardware wallet is available to pre-order now, and will feature full support for Litecoin Cash.

Exchanges: Live

Mining Pools

Strategic Partners

Other Services

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can I still claim LCC if I was holding Litecoin during the fork?

Absolutely. If you were holding Litecoin at block 1371111, and you haven't yet claimed LCC, it's still there waiting for you. Always 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. First, move your LTC to a new address, and only then may you use the private key from the "old" address to claim your LCC.

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.


If I find a golden ticket from the Spacedrop, can I still claim?

Yes! Just email the code from your golden ticket to [email protected].

Meet The Team


(Iain Craig)

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.


(Seb Clarke)

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.


Roger the unicorn

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 Wyszynski)

Design Lead, Liaison 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!


(Maciej Zams)

Community Manager

Pieczywo is a huge cryptocurrency enthusiast, student of economics, marketing and technology. You can ask him any questions about the project or let him know if you have any difficulties.


(Kasper Brandt Hansen)


Kasper has 20+ years of experience with web tech and graphic design and dived headfirst into crypto. Front-end development, project management and keeping customers happy is how he spends his waking hours.


(Thomas Beasley)


Thomas is a blockchain consultant and SHA-256 Miner who helps promote open source blockchain innovations. He's also an entrepreneur and business manager located in the US. In his spare time he likes to study cryptoeconomics and programming.


Daniel Farrow


Daniel, a Mechanical Engineer by trade, business owner by choice. For 20 years he has built a reputation for investing in the future and cryptocurrencies is no exception. Here to support investment, growth, and outreach opportunities.

Connect: Community

We Want YOU! Social influencer? Skilled marketeer?
Or just want to help Litecoin Cash become the next breakout cryptocurrency? Join our community!

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Keep In Touch

We are always interrested in hearing about your ideas and suggestions for Litecoin Cash.
If you want to let us know about anything – don't hold back. Reach out through one of our community channels above.