Electrum-LTC is a simple, but powerful Litecoin wallet. A unique secret phrase (or “seed”) leaves intruders stranded and your peace of mind intact. Keep it on paper, or in your head... and never worry about losing your litecoins to theft or hardware failure.
Electrum-LTC is a community-maintained port of Electrum, the Bitcoin wallet, to Litecoin. It is not an official product of Electrum Technologies GmbH, which does not support it.
IMPORTANT NOTICE (February 2019)
Versions of Electrum and Electrum-LTC older than 3.3.3 are vulnerable to a phishing attack, where malicious servers are able to display a message asking users to download a fake version of Electrum.
To prevent user exposure, versions older than 3.3 can no longer connect to public servers, and must be upgraded.
Do not download software updates from sources other than electrum.org, electrum-ltc.org, electurm-ltc.net or electrum-litecoin.org.
Always verify the digital signatures of the files you download! (instructions)
Latest Release: 22.214.171.124 (released 2022-06-05)
Make sure you back up your wallet/seed if upgrading from an earlier version.
Notes for Windows users:
- Old versions of Windows might need to install the KB2999226 Windows update.
- Electrum-LTC binaries are often flagged by various anti-virus software. There is nothing we can do about it. Anti-virus software uses heuristics in order to determine if a program is malware, and that often results in false positives. If you trust the developers of the project, you can verify the GPG signature of Electrum-LTC binaries, and safely ignore any anti-virus warnings. If you do not trust the developers of the project, you should build the binaries yourself, or run the software from source.
- Use instantly: Electrum-LTC doesn't need to download the whole blockchain, which is instead maintained on a tamper-proof, remote server.
- Safe: Your unique secret phrase and private keys are never sent to the Electrum-LTC servers. All information received from the server is verified using Simplified Payment Verification (SPV).
- Forgiving: Never be concerned about losing your wallet! With your unique seed, you can always recover and restore your wallet...even if you sustain the worst of hardware or software failures.
- Cold storage: Use Electrum-LTC to generate and manage your secure offline wallets, enabling you to take some or all of your funds completely offline.
- Accessible: Export your private keys to other Litecoin clients, at your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there a version of Electrum-LTC for Android?
- Android is not currently supported. If you are looking for a mobile wallet, check out Litewallet.
- Does Electrum-LTC support Segwit?
- What is a “seed”?
- Electrum-LTC uses a 128-bit random seed to generate your private keys.
The seed can be represented as a 12-word mnemonic code.
You do not need to perform regular backups, because your wallet can be
recovered from the seed that you can memorize or write on paper.
- What should I do with my old Litecoin addresses and wallet when switching to Electrum-LTC?
- The best way to switch to Electrum is to send all the litecoins
you have on your old wallet to one of the addresses on your Electrum wallet.
This way you'll have all your litecoins secured with your seed.
Older versions of Electrum could import private keys from another client,
but then you had to backup those keys separately,
as they could not be restored by the Electrum seed.
- What does it mean to “freeze” an address?
- When you freeze an address, the funds in that address will not be
used for sending litecoins.
You cannot send litecoins if you don't have enough funds in non-frozen addresses.
- Where is my wallet file located?
- A default wallet file called default_wallet is created
under the /wallets folder when you first run the application.
On Windows, this folder is located in \Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Local\Electrum-LTC.
On all other operating systems, it is located in ~/.electrum-ltc.
- What is the gap limit?
- The gap limit is the maximum number of consecutive unused addresses
in your deterministic sequence of addresses.
Electrum-LTC uses a gap limit to stop looking for addresses.
This is set to 5 by default, so the client generates new addresses
until 5 unused addresses are found.