@anthonyonchain recently ported Ordinals, a NFT protocol created by Casey Rodarmor, to Litecoin. To commemorate the occasion, the first inscription on the Litecoin blockchain is the MWEB white paper.
Bitcoin mining is the process of verifying and adding transaction records to the public ledger (blockchain). Miners are rewarded with coins for their work.
Scrypt is a memory-hard function designed to protect against denial-of-service attacks and for metering clients' access. It is resistant to specialized hardware like ASICs and FPGAs, making it more secure than other algorithms.
Application Specific Integrated Circut (ASIC) miners are designed to mine a specific algorithm; they cannot be configured to mine a different algorithm.