We are doing academic research on litecoin. We struggle to find the total number of unique Litecoin-addresses used in the network over time.
Is there a way to find this, or a source which have this data available?
For example, for Ethererum, this is easily available from: etherscan.io
You could extract this information from the block chain if you replay all transactions from Block 0 to present, probably something you can do in Python but I haven’t look into it. I’d be willing to help for 5 LTC if you need a programmer.
I thought some more about this because it seems challenging, I did find this article about parsing the blockchain which is likely how I would go about it: https://www.ccn.com/block-parser-how-read-bitcoin-block-chain
And the project on Github: https://github.com/tenthirtyone/blocktools
I’m surprised a list is not maintained somewhere…