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Litecoin Price, News and Analysis (LTC)

Litecoin logo
$175.07
+9.71 (+5.55%)
(As of 03/1/2021 05:58 PM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change +2.65%
1-Day Price Change +5.55%
7-Day Price Change -16.42%
1-Day Volume$4.78 billion
Market Cap$11.66 billion
BTC Price0.00357062 BTC
Circulating Supply66.57 million
Total Supply66.57 million
Maximum Supply84.00 million

About Litecoin (LTC)

Currency Details

Name Litecoin
SymbolLTC
Market Capitalization$11.66 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmScrypt
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/13/2011
Mineable?Yes

Official Links

Official Websitelitecoin.org
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Community Discussion

Reddit Communityr/litecoin
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Message Boardlitecointalk.io
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Litecoin (LTC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Litecoin?

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. (Description provided by CryptoCompare)

What do investment analysts think about Litecoin?

Weiss Research, an investment research firm that rates cryptocurrencies, has given Litecoin an overall rating of "B-", a technology and adoption rating of "B", and a market performance rating of "C".

What technology is included in 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   (Information provided by CryptoCompare)

How do I buy Litecoin?

It is not possible to buy all cryptocurrencies with U.S. dollars. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies 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 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 X. If you do not wish to buy a hardware wallet, you may consider using a mobile wallet such as Atomic Wallet, Jaxx, or Coinomi to store multiple cryptocurrencies with some added security benefits.

What is the value of Litecoin?

One Litecoin (LTC) is currently worth $175.07 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Litecoin for 0.00357062 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Litecoin in U.S. dollars is $11.66 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), Microbt (Whatsminer), and Canaan (AvalonMiner). 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: Dogecoin, UNUS SED LEO, Verge, Polymath, Hellenic Coin, Bytom, XeniosCoin, Syscoin, Einsteinium, Presearch, Viacoin, GameCredits, Global Digital Content, Gulden and NEXT.

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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  442 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  392 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  834
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform other cryptocurrencies over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform other cryptocurrencies over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

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There is a correlation between price appreciation and public interest in cryptocurrencies, such as Litecoin. Many cryptocurrency investors use Google Trends, which measures the volume of web searches for a particular topic over time, as a tool to gauge whether public interest is increasing or decreasing for a particular cryptocurrency. The chart below shows how search volume has changed for the phrase "Litecoin" over the last 90 days.



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Litecoin (LTC) News Headlines

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Litecoin Price Analysis: 01 MarchLitecoin Price Analysis: 01 March
ambcrypto.com - March 1 at 7:03 AM
Google Finance adds dedicated ‘crypto’ tab featuring Bitcoin, Ether, LitecoinGoogle Finance adds dedicated ‘crypto’ tab featuring Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin
cointelegraph.com - March 1 at 5:01 AM
Litecoin, Monero, Dash Price Analysis: 28 FebruaryLitecoin, Monero, Dash Price Analysis: 28 February
ambcrypto.com - March 1 at 2:05 AM
Grayscale Accumulates 178,691 Litecoin Worth $28.9M in 30 DaysGrayscale Accumulates 178,691 Litecoin Worth $28.9M in 30 Days
en.ethereumworldnews.com - February 28 at 2:01 PM
What’s Next For Litecoin (LTC)?What’s Next For Litecoin (LTC)?
investing.com - February 28 at 1:12 PM
Bitcoin plunges, Ethereum suffers, Musk loses billions: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 21–27Bitcoin plunges, Ethereum suffers, Musk loses billions: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 21–27
cointelegraph.com - February 28 at 9:13 AM
Cardano Comes Out Kicking While Bitcoin and Ethereum SlumpCardano Comes Out Kicking While Bitcoin and Ethereum Slump
decrypt.co - February 27 at 5:02 PM
Explaining Binance Coin’s (BNB) Surge Past DOT, XRP, and LitecoinExplaining Binance Coin’s (BNB) Surge Past DOT, XRP, and Litecoin
bitcoinist.com - February 27 at 10:04 AM
Komodo launches AtomicDEX beta bringing atomic swaps to Ethereum and BitcoinKomodo launches AtomicDEX beta bringing atomic swaps to Ethereum and Bitcoin
cointelegraph.com - February 26 at 7:13 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Follows Bearish Movement; Price at Risk of Closing Below $150 SupportLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Follows Bearish Movement; Price at Risk of Closing Below $150 Support
insidebitcoins.com - February 26 at 5:32 PM
Litecoin, NEM, IOTA Price Analysis: 26 FebruaryLitecoin, NEM, IOTA Price Analysis: 26 February
ambcrypto.com - February 26 at 8:21 AM
Nasdaq-listed Ebang announces Litecoin, Dogecoin mining plansNasdaq-listed Ebang announces Litecoin, Dogecoin mining plans
ambcrypto.com - February 26 at 6:13 AM
Litecoin price prediction: LTC to fall to $150 support levelLitecoin price prediction: LTC to fall to $150 support level
cryptopolitan.com - February 26 at 4:10 AM
$580M open interest makes Cardano (ADA) the third largest futures market$580M open interest makes Cardano (ADA) the third largest futures market
cointelegraph.com - February 25 at 9:05 PM
Ebang International gains 17% on plans to launch LTC and Dogecoin mining businessEbang International gains 17% on plans to launch LTC and Dogecoin mining business
seekingalpha.com - February 25 at 1:07 PM
Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: $200 Holds The Key For Fresh RallyLitecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: $200 Holds The Key For Fresh Rally
livebitcoinnews.com - February 25 at 7:00 AM
Litecoin Price Analysis: 25 FebruaryLitecoin Price Analysis: 25 February
ambcrypto.com - February 25 at 7:00 AM
Bitcoin sinks to $45K as crypto washout deepensBitcoin sinks to $45K as crypto washout deepens
seekingalpha.com - February 23 at 9:15 AM
Litecoin price prediction: Can LTC make a recovery to $240?Litecoin price prediction: Can LTC make a recovery to $240?
cryptopolitan.com - February 23 at 3:08 AM
Litecoin, Tezos, IOTA Price Analysis: 22 FebruaryLitecoin, Tezos, IOTA Price Analysis: 22 February
ambcrypto.com - February 22 at 10:12 AM
Flare Finance Brings DeFi to XRP, LTC, and DOGEFlare Finance Brings DeFi to XRP, LTC, and DOGE
bitcoinist.com - February 22 at 9:12 AM
Pricing Gold, Food, and Altcoins With the BTC Denominator: How to Measure an Asset’s Worth in BitcoinPricing Gold, Food, and Altcoins With the BTC Denominator: How to Measure an Asset’s Worth in Bitcoin
news.bitcoin.com - February 22 at 7:06 AM
Thanks a trillion Bitcoin, Binance Coin goes parabolic, NFT mania: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 14–20Thanks a trillion Bitcoin, Binance Coin goes parabolic, NFT mania: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 14–20
cointelegraph.com - February 21 at 10:01 AM
Litecoin, Ripple & Chainlink - American Wrap: 2/15/2021Litecoin, Ripple & Chainlink - American Wrap: 2/15/2021
feeds.benzinga.com - February 15 at 5:19 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD May Move Higher Only if $220 Level is BrokenLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD May Move Higher Only if $220 Level is Broken
insidebitcoins.com - February 13 at 7:43 AM
Shifting into ‘Lite’speed: DeFiChain Launches Litecoin Liquidity MiningShifting into ‘Lite’speed: DeFiChain Launches Litecoin Liquidity Mining
bitcoinprbuzz.com - February 11 at 1:05 PM
Dogecoin, Litecoin & VeChain - American Wrap: 2/8/2021Dogecoin, Litecoin & VeChain - American Wrap: 2/8/2021
benzinga.com - February 8 at 3:09 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Struggles to Recover from a Slight Southward Move Around $120 Low-Base ValueLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Struggles to Recover from a Slight Southward Move Around $120 Low-Base Value
insidebitcoins.com - February 8 at 4:23 AM
Ebang International Stock Rises Sharply After Litecoin and Dogecoin AnnouncementEbang International Stock Rises Sharply After Litecoin and Dogecoin Announcement
fool.com - February 4 at 4:52 PM
Litecoin Climbs 10% In RallyLitecoin Climbs 10% In Rally
investing.com - February 3 at 7:30 PM
Litecoin, Polkadot & Yearn.Finance - American Wrap: 2/1/2021Litecoin, Polkadot & Yearn.Finance - American Wrap: 2/1/2021
feeds.benzinga.com - February 1 at 3:55 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Sideways Movement Continues; Price Yet to Climb Above $150Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Sideways Movement Continues; Price Yet to Climb Above $150
insidebitcoins.com - February 1 at 2:33 PM
LTC/USD Analysis: Litecoin Is About To Reverse The TrendLTC/USD Analysis: Litecoin Is About To Reverse The Trend
feedproxy.google.com - February 1 at 10:29 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Drops Below $135 as the Price Stays Under Moving AveragesLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Drops Below $135 as the Price Stays Under Moving Averages
insidebitcoins.com - January 30 at 4:43 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD May Fall Below $110; Bears Seem to Increase VolumeLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD May Fall Below $110; Bears Seem to Increase Volume
insidebitcoins.com - January 27 at 1:57 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Trades Below $140 as Bulls and Bears Decide Next MoveLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Trades Below $140 as Bulls and Bears Decide Next Move
insidebitcoins.com - January 24 at 6:41 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Rebounds as Bulls Target $150 Resistance LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Rebounds as Bulls Target $150 Resistance Level
insidebitcoins.com - January 23 at 12:59 PM
Price analysis 1/20: BTC, ETH, DOT, XRP, ADA, LTC, BCH, LINK, XLM, BNBPrice analysis 1/20: BTC, ETH, DOT, XRP, ADA, LTC, BCH, LINK, XLM, BNB
cointelegraph.com - January 20 at 9:04 PM
Huobi Global now supports ruble deposits and withdrawalsHuobi Global now supports ruble deposits and withdrawals
cointelegraph.com - January 13 at 7:05 AM
Price analysis 1/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, ADA, DOT, LINK, BNB, XLMPrice analysis 1/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, ADA, DOT, LINK, BNB, XLM
cointelegraph.com - January 11 at 11:11 PM
Litecoin Falls 12% In SelloffLitecoin Falls 12% In Selloff
investing.com - January 7 at 9:59 PM
Litecoin Falls 11% In RoutLitecoin Falls 11% In Rout
investing.com - January 7 at 9:59 PM
Litecoin Falls 10% In Bearish TradeLitecoin Falls 10% In Bearish Trade
investing.com - January 7 at 9:59 PM
Litecoin Climbs 13% As Investors Gain ConfidenceLitecoin Climbs 13% As Investors Gain Confidence
investing.com - January 3 at 3:41 PM
Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LTC, BCH, XMR, THETATop 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LTC, BCH, XMR, THETA
cointelegraph.com - December 28 at 3:05 AM
Annual Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Stands Firm; Price May Shoot Above $200 in the Year 2021Annual Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Stands Firm; Price May Shoot Above $200 in the Year 2021
insidebitcoins.com - December 26 at 10:48 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Makes Huge Gains as Price Shoots Above $110 LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Makes Huge Gains as Price Shoots Above $110 Level
insidebitcoins.com - December 22 at 8:38 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Take Control; Price Moves towards $125 LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Take Control; Price Moves towards $125 Level
insidebitcoins.com - December 19 at 6:44 PM
Litecoin (LTC) enters top 5 as price crosses $100 barrierLitecoin (LTC) enters top 5 as price crosses $100 barrier
coinjournal.net - December 18 at 9:43 AM
As Bitcoin Shoots Past $22K,  Analysts Can Already See It Reaching For $30KAs Bitcoin Shoots Past $22K, Analysts Can Already See It Reaching For $30K
benzinga.com - December 17 at 3:14 AM

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