From CT: Merged-Mining Deal | Dogecoin has fallen from the early, heady days when no one really cared about the sustainability of the coin and everyone was riding their shibes to the moon. Today, Dogecoin is facing a whole host of problems, but perhaps the biggest of them was just solved. Dogecoin was facing the possibility of a 51 % attack. The coin is rapidly lowering it reward rate for miners. That obviously is resulting in fewer miners which means a lower hash rate and a less secure network. The coin’s community has decided to go forward with merged mining.
Litecoin is the second most valued digital currency on the market, only being bested by bitcoin. However, litecoin is not just a knock-off to the world’s first digital coin. It was intended by its developers to improve on the structure set forth by bitcoin.
The main two differences that separates litecoin from bitcoin:
1) Litecoin processes a block every two and a half minutes, while bitcoin processes a block every 10 minutes.
2) Litecoin will total 84 million coins, unlike bitcoin’s cap of 21 million.
The digital currency continues to catch individuals and business owners by storm, as more businesses are accepting it as a form of payment.
CoinReport has compiled a list of the Top 5 businesses that have begun implementing Litecoin into their finances.
Top 5 Businesses that Welcome Litecoin Payments
IT solutions provider, Ellenet, is the first Australian firm to accept both bitcoin and litecoin. The service specializes in film and multimedia production. The decision to welcome litecoin payments was made by the Australian company’s director, Estelle Asmodelle.
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From Stltoday.com | Make way, bitcoin: A competing digital currency is angling for the spotlight. Merchants and investors are taking notice of litecoin, pitched by its developers as cheaper to generate, more plentiful and easier to use for small transactions than bitcoin. While prices for both have slid since a surge late last year, litecoin’s remains about 490 percent higher than six months ago, compared with about 140 percent for bitcoin. Daily litecoin transactions also have climbed faster.
From Cryptocoinsnews | Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin, publicly disclosed communication from him to Jackson Palmer, the co-creator of Dogecoin. In the message, Lee makes the case for merged mining of Litecoin and Dogecoin. “Its unfortunate the dogecoin kept the same mining algorithm as litecoin,” Lee states, ” as we are now competing for miners.”
Charlie Lee goes on, “What do you think? I would love to see a world where litecoin and dogecoin both thrive and work together instead of competing for miners.” I asked Jackson Palmer via Twitter what he thought about the prospect, he replied, “Still gathering my thoughts on that one – expect a post from me in the coming week(s).”
From Dailyfinance.com | There’s a new cryptocurrency on the virtual block called Dogecoin, with a cute Japanese dog for a logo. But while its Shiba Inu mascot is almost too adorable to take seriously — and the currency itself started as a joke four months ago — Dogecoin (pronounced DOHJ-coin) is now looking to challenge bitcoin and become a legitimate, widely accepted method for buying things online.
Having a cheerful, over-the-top dog meme as its mascot shouldn’t cause people to take it less seriously as money, says Ben Doernberg, a volunteer on the board of directors of the Dogecoin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that started in December 2013. Alexander Hamilton, Abe Lincoln and George Washington are portrayed on our currency looking stern and sober for a reason: To instill confidence that those bills and coins will have value for years to come.
From Coindesk | The idea that every cryptocurrency has a place in the ecosystem is a bullish view. Of late there has been much speculation that fragmentation could become a big problem. However, on the flipside many altcoins each specializing in one specific form or function may present a huge opportunity for the industry.
Lee says people see litecoin, for example, as the auxiliary currency for bitcoin: ”People view litecoin kind of as a backup to bitcoin. If bitcoin dies, there’s litecoin,” he said.
From Coindesk | China’s busiest bitcoin exchange, Huobi, has announced it will start trading litecoin on 19th March, however, the company’s users can begin uploading litecoins to their accounts starting today. Huobi is said to be finalizing tests for implementation before regular trading commences.
From Digitaltrends.com | If you search for “R9 290X” right now on Froogle, the online shopping portion of Google’s search engine, you’ll likely find that graphics cards based on the GPU found in AMD’s Radeon R9 290X graphics card are being sold for over $700 despite the fact that the vanilla AMD version of the card went for $550 when it was released. For example, SuperBiiz is selling the Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB card for $739.99. The MSI Radeon R9 290X card is selling for $710 by the same site.