I was getting an old pc ready to be dumped and found a wallet.dat on it. The PC hasn’t been used for about 8 years and probably minimally since 2011.
I did a minuscule amount of mining in 2011, but didn’t get far. I found the wallet unsecured, though secured it now. The blockchain woefully out of date. The PC hasn’t been online for many years and wasn’t when I checked the other day.
At the moment I see nothing in the wallet.
There could be nothing in it. 10, 50, 100 or maybe a few more, i don’t really remember how fast they mined. I just know the Bitcoin was arduous. I did start and stop a few times (uninstalling and starting new wallets) between two pc’s which is why I am not certain there are any in there at all.
My questions are:
If I left it unsecured but barely used the PC could any litecoins have been stolen?
Is there a reasonable way to check the value without downloading the blockchain? I looked and haven’t found anything that works in 2020.
If I have 100mbps broadband and a modern PC how long should I expect the whole blockchain to download and at what size? It’s just mining that is resource intensive not downloading the chain I believe?
Thanks in advance. Will decide if it’s worth investing a bit of time to check.