Litecoin Price, News and Analysis (LTC)

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$152.00
+$7.52 (+4.95%)
(As of 04/26/2018 10:12 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -0.02%
1-Day Price Change +4.95%
7-Day Price Change +3.65%
1-Day Volume$401.10 million
Market Cap$8.55 billion
BTC Price0.01641510 BTC
Circulating Supply56.27 million
Total Supply56.27 million
Maximum Supply84.00 million

About Litecoin (LTC)

Currency Details

Name Litecoin
SymbolLTC
Market Capitalization$8.55 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmScrypt
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/8/2011
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges144

Official Links

Official Websitelitecoin.com
Official Website (Alt)litecoin.org
BitcoinTalk AnnouncementView
Twitter Account@LitecoinProject
Facebook PageView
Github AccountView

Buy/Trade Litecoin

Community Discussion

Reddit Communityr/litecoin
Telegram GroupView
Discord GroupN/A
Message Boardlitecointalk.io
Message Board (Alt)N/A

Research Tools

Blockchain Explorerexplorer.litecoin.net
Blockchain Explorer (Alt)chainz.cryptoid.info
CoinMarketCapView
CryptoCompareView
CoinGeckoView

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Litecoin (LTC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Litecoin?

- 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   (Description provided by CryptoCompare)

What exchanges can I buy or trade Litecoin on?

Litecoin can be purchased or sold on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: OKEx, GDAX, Bitfinex, Binance, Huobi, Bit-Z, Upbit, EXX, CoinsBank, Bithumb, Bitstamp, RightBTC, Bittrex, WEX, Kraken, ZB.COM, CoinTiger, Poloniex, HitBTC, Coinhub, CoinBene, TOPBTC, B2BX, Livecoin, Coinone, BCEX, Trade By Trade, CoinEgg, BtcTrade.im, YoBit, Sistemkoin, Gate.io, xBTCe, Omicrex, Lbank, QuadrigaCX, Zebpay, Korbit, Kucoin, Exmo, BTC-Alpha, Mercado Bitcoin, BTC Markets, Exrates, OTCBTC, Koineks, CoinEx Market, Koinim, C2CX, QBTC, Fatbtc, Indodax, Bitso, Cryptopia, Coinsquare, Mercatox, fex, Vebitcoin, Koinex, BitBay, Ovis, BX Thailand, MBAex, BuyBitcoin, Liqui, Unocoin, Coinroom, GOPAX, Independent Reserve, CoinExchange, BitMarket, DSX, Bitbank, BL3P, CoinEx, Altcoin Trader, CryptoBridge, LiteBit.eu, ChaoEX, Bibox, Nanex, OkCoin Intl., Negocie Coins, Tidex, Trade Satoshi, Coinut, Bitbns, Qryptos, TradeOgre, Braziliex, Stocks.Exchange, BuyUcoin, The Rock Trading, Kuna, Waves Decentralized Exchange, Bittylicious, BTC Trade UA, Crex24, Stellarport, Iquant, C-CEX, OpenLedger DEX, Coinnest, COSS, Stellar Decentralized Exchange, OKCoin.cn, Bit2C, SouthXchange, BitKonan, Lykke Exchange, Bleutrade, Bitsane, CoinFalcon, BigONE, cfinex, Coinrail, BitFlip, Gatecoin, Cryptohub, CRXzone, Coingi, Abucoins, Bitlish, Tripe Dice Exchange, Bits Blockchain, Bitmaszyna, Coinhouse, Mr. Exchange, Orionx, Cryptomate, Novaexchange, C-Patex, Cryptox, LocalTrade, Octaex, Allcoin, BarterDEX, LakeBTC, Ore.Bz, Tux Exchange, Bisq, FreiExchange, Dgtmarket and Cobinhood.

How do I buy Litecoin?

It is not possible to buy most cryptocurrencies with U.S. dollars. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin can be purchased with U.S. dollars using Coinbase. Once you have purchased Bitcoin using Coinbase, you can then transfer your Bitcoin to an exchange such as Binance or Changelly to purchase other cryptocurrencies.

Where can I get Litecoin wallet?

Litecoin produces its own wallet software that is available for download on its website, which allows you to store Litecoin on your computer. For maximum security, you can store your cryptocurrencies on a dedicated hardware wallet such as a TREZOR wallet or a Ledger Nano S. If you do not wish to buy a hardware wallet, you may consider using a mobile wallet such as Jaxx or Coinomi to store multiple cryptocurrencies with some added security benefits.

What is the value of Litecoin?

One Litecoin (LTC) is currently worth $152.00 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Litecoin for 0.01641510 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Litecoin in U.S. dollars is $8.55 billion.

What hashing algorithm does Litecoin use?

Litecoin is a proof of work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt algorithm.

How do I mine Litecoin?

Litecoin and other Scrypt coins can typically only be mined profitably with a piece of specialized mining hardware called an ASIC, which stands for application-specific integrated circuit. Major manufacturers of ASICs include BitMain (AntMiner), Butterfly Labs, Canaan (AvalonMiner), FutureBit and GridSeed. ASIC hardware can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or from resellers on Amazon and eBay.

What coins are similar to Litecoin?

The following coins use Litecoin's Scrypt algorithm and proof of work (PoW) proof-type: Verge, Bytom, Dogecoin, Syscoin, Matrix AI Network, Polymath, GameCredits, CyberMiles, Einsteinium, Viacoin, BridgeCoin, Gulden, Presearch, Omni and RevolutionVR.

What is the Reddit page for Litecoin?

The official Reddit community (subreddit) for Litecoin is r/litecoin.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Litecoin (LTC)

Community Ranking:  3.6 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  91 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  36 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  127
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Litecoin (LTC) Search Trends

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Headlines

Litecoin (LTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Shasta QA Finding The Rise of Cryptocurrencies Coincides With The Rise of CryptojackingShasta QA Finding The Rise of Cryptocurrencies Coincides With The Rise of Cryptojacking
www.prweb.com - April 26 at 4:14 PM
Banking App Revolut Becomes Tech ‘Unicorn’ Valued At $1.7 Bln After Latest Funding RoundBanking App Revolut Becomes Tech ‘Unicorn’ Valued At $1.7 Bln After Latest Funding Round
cointelegraph.com - April 26 at 2:34 PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 25Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 25
cointelegraph.com - April 25 at 11:06 PM
German Securities Trading Bank Reportedly Becomes First In Country To Trade CryptoGerman Securities Trading Bank Reportedly Becomes First In Country To Trade Crypto
cointelegraph.com - April 25 at 8:49 PM
Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrency data now live on MarketWatchEthereum, Litecoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrency data now live on MarketWatch
feeds.marketwatch.com - April 25 at 12:15 PM
Banks And Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: EuropeBanks And Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Europe
cointelegraph.com - April 24 at 5:37 PM
DMG Blockchain Welcomes Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee to its Advisory Board, as the Company Prepares to Add Litecoin Mining to Its MaaS OfferingDMG Blockchain Welcomes Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee to its Advisory Board, as the Company Prepares to Add Litecoin Mining to Its MaaS Offering
feeds.benzinga.com - April 24 at 4:48 AM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 23Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 23
cointelegraph.com - April 23 at 9:46 PM
How British Financial Regulator Creates A Foundation For UK Cryptocurrency AdoptionHow British Financial Regulator Creates A Foundation For UK Cryptocurrency Adoption
cointelegraph.com - April 23 at 4:09 PM
Crypto-Friendly CheapAir Asks Customers For Feedback On Switch Away From CoinbaseCrypto-Friendly CheapAir Asks Customers For Feedback On Switch Away From Coinbase
cointelegraph.com - April 22 at 11:01 AM
WikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service ViolationWikiLeaks Shop Reports Suspension Of Coinbase Account Due To Terms Of Service Violation
cointelegraph.com - April 21 at 8:09 AM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 21Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 21
cointelegraph.com - April 21 at 4:09 AM
Bitcoin Set For First Biweekly Gain This Year, Buying Strongest Since March 2017Bitcoin Set For First Biweekly Gain This Year, Buying Strongest Since March 2017
cointelegraph.com - April 20 at 2:43 PM
Litecoin Courting TenX and Korbit - Just a Month after LitePay ‘Breakup’Litecoin Courting TenX and Korbit - Just a Month after LitePay ‘Breakup’
cointelegraph.com - April 19 at 10:42 PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 19Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 19
cointelegraph.com - April 19 at 2:31 AM
The Bitcoin Price Increases by More Than 11,600 USD as Bulls Strengthen PositionsThe Bitcoin Price Increases by More Than 11,600 USD as Bulls Strengthen Positions
247cryptonews.com - April 18 at 3:07 PM
Litecoin Trading Arrives on South Korea’s Oldest Cryptocurrency ExchangeLitecoin Trading Arrives on South Korea’s Oldest Cryptocurrency Exchange
www.newsbtc.com - April 18 at 6:49 AM
Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone To Launch In IndonesiaMajor South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone To Launch In Indonesia
cointelegraph.com - April 17 at 10:32 AM
BCH-Promoting Twitter Account @Bitcoin Suspended, Internet Debates ‘Death Of Free Speech’BCH-Promoting Twitter Account @Bitcoin Suspended, Internet Debates ‘Death Of Free Speech’
cointelegraph.com - April 8 at 2:48 PM
Crypto Market Sees Around 50 Percent Losses Across The Board At End Of First Quarter 2018Crypto Market Sees Around 50 Percent Losses Across The Board At End Of First Quarter 2018
cointelegraph.com - April 3 at 10:34 AM
Crypto Markets See Monthly Lows, BTC Trading Around $7,000Crypto Markets See Monthly Lows, BTC Trading Around $7,000
cointelegraph.com - March 30 at 7:13 AM
 Cryptocurrency Interest: Is It on the Decline, and Could It Spike Again? Cryptocurrency Interest: Is It on the Decline, and Could It Spike Again?
bitcoinmagazine.com - March 29 at 11:55 AM
Litecoin Is the Dark Web’s Favorite AltcoinLitecoin Is the Dark Web’s Favorite Altcoin
bitcoinist.com - March 28 at 6:34 AM
Kevin L. Walker Enables Actors, Comedians, and more to Use Cryptocurrency at The Creation Station StudiosKevin L. Walker Enables Actors, Comedians, and more to Use Cryptocurrency at The Creation Station Studios
www.prweb.com - March 23 at 4:07 AM
New Marketplace Utilizes Cryptos to Minimize Fees For Global Expansion of Small ProducersNew Marketplace Utilizes Cryptos to Minimize Fees For Global Expansion of Small Producers
cointelegraph.com - March 16 at 11:40 AM
Lightning’s First Implementation Is Now in Beta; Developers Raise $2.5MLightning’s First Implementation Is Now in Beta; Developers Raise $2.5M
bitcoinmagazine.com - March 15 at 12:09 PM
Praetorian Group Files To Be First ICO To Sell Registered Security Tokens In USPraetorian Group Files To Be First ICO To Sell Registered Security Tokens In US
cointelegraph.com - March 9 at 5:50 PM
Google Searches for All Cryptocurrencies Decline SignificantlyGoogle Searches for All Cryptocurrencies Decline Significantly
themerkle.com - March 7 at 2:47 PM
What Does Overstock See in the Digital Bank of Westeros, Ravencoin?What Does Overstock See in the Digital Bank of Westeros, Ravencoin?
cointelegraph.com - March 6 at 2:18 PM
LitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card IssuerLitePay Postpones Litecoin Debit Card Plans Due to Issues with Card Issuer
themerkle.com - February 28 at 1:58 PM
Binary Scam Alerts Now Launching A New Crypto Service and Exposing Get-Rich-Quick ScamsBinary Scam Alerts Now Launching A New Crypto Service and Exposing Get-Rich-Quick Scams
www.prweb.com - February 8 at 4:15 AM
NIST Blockchain Report Examines the Tech Behind the “Hype”NIST Blockchain Report Examines the Tech Behind the “Hype”
bitcoinmagazine.com - February 3 at 9:54 AM
Two New Services Could Help Investors Rate CryptocurrenciesTwo New Services Could Help Investors Rate Cryptocurrencies
bitcoinmagazine.com - January 19 at 6:23 PM
ICYMI: Roku, Tron Vs. Litecoin, Delta Tech And Western UnionICYMI: Roku, Tron Vs. Litecoin, Delta Tech And Western Union
feeds.benzinga.com - January 5 at 8:16 PM
Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017
bitcoinmagazine.com - January 1 at 11:25 AM

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This page was last updated on 4/26/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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