Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world.
Litecoin can be mined with consumer-grade hardware. Learn more
To get started with your mining rig, read the Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Litecoin Mining
Hashrate - This is a measure of how quickly your hardware can do the work of Litecoin mining. You can find out the expected hashrate of your hardware at the mining comparison page. Hashrates in this calculator are expressed in kilohashes per second (Kh/s) each of which equals 1000 hashes per second. Megahashes (1,000,000) and gigahashes (1,000,000,000) are commonly used to describe larger Litecoin mining rigs and the total network hashrate.
Difficulty - To ensure blocks are found about every 2.5 minutes, the Litecoin network adjusts this parameter every 2016 blocks which takes around 3.5 days. See historical charts