There are two cryptocurrencies issued by Lighthouse Blockchain Technology GmbH: core LHT coin and USDX token. LHT is an altcoin, or simply a coin as it is based on the native Lighthouse Blockchain. Further, Lighthouse Blockchain is built using tried-and-true BitShares protocol, but operates independently of any other platform.
The total amount of LHT currency is limited to 1,000,000,000 coins. This amount was set on Lighthouse Blockchain activation, and can’t be changed later unnoticed to all participants. Everyone can check the total amount of LHT coins via Lighthouse Block Explorer.