Why for creating a new test coin is suggested to use Litecoin code?



I think I'd prefer to use Bitcoin code. Is there a reason that LiteCoin is preferred?

As far as I know, for creating a different coin from BTC source I need to create a genesis block and remove the checkpoints. And obviously change any important parameter that I think should be changed (block rewards, etc.).

Is anything else needed? Maybe it's hard to create a genesis block for Bitcoin?


Posted 2018-03-06T22:05:18.533

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Question was closed 2019-07-17T17:26:32.983

2who said that?!? – Osias Jota – 2018-03-06T22:49:06.150

1where did you get this assumption? – Cedric Martens – 2018-03-07T00:24:06.483

I've found that suggestion in the "BitcoinTalk" forum:


But I've just realized is on the "altcoin discussion" forum.

Anyway, I haven't found a good tutorial on forking Bitcoin (specially the genesis block part) but this, related with LiteCoin, was easier to find.

– hhaamm – 2018-03-12T15:26:43.360

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