$ 93.700 3.68%

Litecoin (LTC) Rank 39

Market Cap $6.81 B
Volume 24H 275740 LTC
Open 24H $90.370
Low/High $90.140 - $94.510
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Litecoin Price $59.98
Market Cap $3,816,775,421
Market Cap Dominance 1.59%
Trading Volume $2,737,644,767
Volume / Market Cap 0.7173
24h Low / 24h High $60.13 / $62.40
7d Low / 7d High $58.33 / $63.01
Market Cap Rank #6
All-Time High $360.66 -83.2%
Dec 18, 2017 (almost 2 years)
All-Time Low $1.15 5160.7%
Jan 14, 2015 (almost 5 years)
Litecoin/Bitcoin Ratio 1 BTC = 147.05 LTC

What is Litecoin LTC?

Litecoin LTC - provides faster transaction confirmations (2.5 minutes on average) and uses a memory-hard, scrypt-based mining proof-of-work algorithm to target the regular computers and GPUs most people already have - which are its main differentials to Bitcoin. The Litecoin network is scheduled to produce 84 million currency units with a halving in reward every four years just like bitcoin. The coin was created by a Google employee, Charles Lee. Litecoin is in second spot to Bitcoin and has spawned numerous clones - however it has a solid base of support and dedicated development team.

The Litecoin project is currently maintained by a core group of 6 software developers, led by Charles Lee, with a large community that is growing in support.

In May 2017, Litecoin became the first of the Top 5 (By Market Cap) cryptocurrencies to implement the SegWit scaling solution. Later in May of the same year, the first Lightning Network transaction was completed through litecoin, transferring 0.00000001 LTC from Zurich to San Francisco in under one second.


Litecoin is an open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license which gives you the power to run, modify, and copy the software and to distribute, at your option, modified copies of the software. The software is released in a transparent process that allows for independent verification of binaries and their corresponding source code.

Miners are currently awarded with 25 new litecoins per block, an amount which gets halved roughly every 4 years (every 840,000 blocks). The Litecoin network is therefore scheduled to produce 84 million litecoins, which is 4 times as many currency units as Bitcoin.

The Litecoin blockchain is capable of handling higher transaction volume than its counterpart - Bitcoin. Due to more frequent block generation, the network supports more transactions without a need to modify the software in the future. As a result, merchants get faster confirmation times, while still having ability to wait for more confirmations when selling bigger ticket items.


- Faster transaction confirmations (2.5 minutes on average)

- Scrypt-based mining proof-of-work algorithm

- 84 million litecoins

- Higher transaction volume than Bitcoin

- MIT/X11 license

Mkt.Cap $ 6.81 B Volume 24H 275,740.00LTC
Market share 0% Total Supply 84 MLTC
Proof type PoW Open $ 90.37
Low $ 90.14 High $ 94.51

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How Many Coins Copied Bitcoin?

Exodus is a multi-cryptocurrency wallet that supports 8 coins, including Litecoin. It is very popular because it is easy to use and offers a good level of security. Mining Bitcoin has now become very difficult for people who do not own expensive hardware. When people mine Bitcoin, they use their computing power to help verify transactions on the network and receive extra Bitcoin as a reward.

You can obviously do this using Bitcoin, Skrill, credit card, or your bank account. Cash is really the only method where you can’t buy online.

What is the best Bitcoin to invest in?

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