The toolkit library created by Libbitcoin and its President, Lucas Betschart, was a popular asset among developers working with Bitcoin in the past few years. Providing crucial tools like an insanely-fast blockchain-based query serve, a unique command line tool, and a host of libraries using which developers can create their own decentralized applications, the Libbitcoin toolkit was a major boom to the growing community of Bitcoin developers.
But after its initial release, some complained that the assets provided by Libbitcoin could also be used to innovate on other popular cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Responding promptly to these concerns, the company decided to make their technology “coin-agnostic,” which means that their tech won’t necessarily prefer or endorse one coin over another. Translated into simpler terms, this decision ensures that Libbitcoin will become accessible to other cryptocurrencies and popular Bitcoin.
In a new tweet, the president of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland and founder of Libbitcoin announced that Litecoin has been officially implemented into Libbitcoin.
We've implemented #Litecoin in #libbitcoin. Libbitcoin gives the Litecoin community:
– A high performance blockchain query server; libbitcoin-server
– A LTC command line tool
– LTC C++ libraries for developers to build appshttps://t.co/MFgVIKvGoe@SatoshiLite @evoskuil #LTCSF18
— Lucas Betschart (@lucas_lclc) September 14, 2018
Along with the initial announcement, the tech professional outlined some of the main features that will be enjoyed by users of the platform working on Litecoin innovations. All-in-all, these benefits line up nicely with what users might have expected, given the toolkit that was offered when Bitcoin was the only viable coin listed in the library.
For one, LTC developers have access to the “high performance blockchain query server” that had aided so many Bitcoin developers in their projects. Additionally, the Litecoin community can rejoice at the use of their own new LTC command line, as well as make use of the C++ libraries for Litecoin developers to build dAPPs of their own.
The new announcement has already been met with excitement by the blockchain community, many of whom are developers interested in Litecoin innovations.