This is followup of a previous conversation on FreeNode IRC #litecoin-dev and #libbitcoin with xinxi, shaolinfry and others.
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.
Therefore, a request for a port of LibBitcoin to Litecoin has been made.
LibBitcoin’s maintainer Eric Voskuil (evoskuil @ #libbitcoin) clarified that due to the great similarities between the Bitcoin and Litecoin protocols, it is possible that actually Litecoin support can be merged straight into LibBitcoin and that so, LibBitcoin could actually maintain LibLitecoin.
But, for this we need extremely good documentation of how the Litecoin protocol differs from the Bitcoin protocol.
This post is a request that you, the Litecoin community provides that!
Looking forward to your followup here!
Also, please do subscribe to the LibBitcoin emailing list ( https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/libbitcoin ), and welcome to #libbitcoin on FreeNode ( http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23libbitcoin&uio=d4 ).