Litecoin uses 97,38% less energy than Bitcoin for an average transaction according to TRG DC
Litecoin is a decentralized digital currency, without a central bank or single administrator, that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. It is a source code fork of Bitcoin, differing primarily by having a decreased block generation time of 2.5 minutes, rather than Bitcoin’s 10 minutes. Litecoin is secured by the Scrypt algorithm, instead of SHA-256 that Bitcoin uses. Scrypt is a sequential memory-hard function requiring more memory than an algorithm which is not memory-hard. Litecoin uses 97.38% less energy than Bitcoin for an average transaction according to TRG Datacenters.