How to mine litecoin using a gpu? (Best known method)

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Litecoin is different than Bitcoin in that it is run through what is called scrypt. This is significantly different than the SHA-256 protocol of Bitcoin because Bitcoin has been overrun by dedicated mining rigs dedicated to this kind of hashing and it makes gpu mining all but worthless. The Scrypt method is written in such a way that these machines have not yet been brought to the market so gpu mining can still be worthwhile and sometimes very profitable.

We will start similarly to my Bitcoin tutorial.

1:Get the litecoin wallet from here:

2. Find the address for your litecoin wallet under the receive tab

3. Make an account at
And plug in the address you just found in the spot that says LTC. Then you will want to put in a name and a password for your miner and hit add.

4. Download GUIMiner-scrypt here:
and then open it up.

5. Enter in the Host as and port as 8332(This port is specifically for all Litecoins)
and then enter your username and then a period and then the name of your miner you made and then finally your password you entered.

6. If you are serious about mining you can mess around with the other entry fields and see what yields the greatest hash rate. Then you can just hit start and you are good to go.

Good luck mining. #InZoNeIsSaTaN