As the previous post, this is followup of a previous conversation with xinxi, shaolinfry and others on #libbitcoin-dev on FreeNode IRC.
Litecoin needs a port of LibBitcoin, as in,
- A complete fully synchronizing Litecoin node implementation, together with
- A programming library to effectively deliver Litecoin transactions, and
- Console utilities to craft Litecoin transactions.
Central reasons to why Litecoin is not more widely in use, is that it is so difficult to access. LibLitecoin will be instrumental to solve that problem.
I will do some efforts to catalyze the creation of LibLitecoin.
evoskuil who maintains LibBitcoin might possibly be able to even implement the support himself, if he is informed about which the exact differences are between the Litecoin and Bitcoin protocols.
I brought this up on this separate thread just now: https://litecointalk.io/t/to-enable-a-liblitecoin-port-of-libbitcoin-please-refer-to-a-document-of-the-litecoin-bitcoin-protocol-differences/830
I think that thread is the first step in the effort of making LibLitecoin happen.
I ask Litecoin's developers to take the creation of a LibLitecoin as a serious matter. Looking forward a lot to your timely followup.
Also I will follow up in this thread as soon as I see news.
Also, feel free to subscribe to the LibBitcoin emailing list ( https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/libbitcoin ), and join in on #libbitcoin on FreeNode IRC for us to be able to chat directly.