How To View Your Litecoin Balance In Your Offline Wallet

This post applies to Litecoin-Qt client (wallet).

You can also check your balance with a blockchain explorer.

Assuming you have already secured your wallet and taken it offline, this guide shows you how you can view your balance within the Litecoin-Qt client offline.

Step 1. Synchronize your wallet with the network

  • Open Litecoin-Qt and wait for it to sync with the network (synchronize the blockchain on your computer with the current one on the network).

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  • Close Litecoin-Qt.

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Step-By-Step Guide To Securing your Litecoin Wallet

Step 1. Ensure your computer is free from malware (viruses, bots, trojans etc.)

  • This step is critical – it helps prevent  someone from trying to steal your private keys and access your coins. Use a program such as Microsoft Security Essentials to scan your whole computer before proceeding.
  • You have to be certain that your computer hasn’t been comprised  before continuing.
  • If you have any doubts and you want a 100% secure environment then follow my Live Linux guide before going to step 2.

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a digital, peer-to-peer currency which can be used to purchase products and services electronically. It can only be created and stored electronically, there are no notes or coins.

Who controls Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is decentralised – no single country, organisation, institution or person operates it (even the founder has no control). Unlike other forms of digital currency which is stored by banks & PayPal etc. and transferred using electronic payment gateways, Bitcoin is solely distributed between users. This means no one has control of your money except you.

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