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Litecoin Price, News and Analysis (LTC)

Litecoin logo
$45.67
+0.45 (+0.99%)
(As of 12/6/2019 06:45 PM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change +0.16%
1-Day Price Change +0.99%
7-Day Price Change -6.67%
1-Day Volume$2.58 billion
Market Cap$2.91 billion
BTC Price0.00606044 BTC
Circulating Supply63.79 million
Total Supply63.79 million
Maximum Supply84.00 million

About Litecoin (LTC)

Currency Details

Name Litecoin
SymbolLTC
Market Capitalization$2.91 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmScrypt
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/13/2011
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges138

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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: DOBI trade, OKEx, ZB.COM, YoBit, Binance, CoinBene, BitForex, RightBTC, Bit-Z, Coinbase Pro, Huobi, BCEX, Bitfinex, Coinsuper, Bithumb, Bibox, HitBTC, TOPBTC, Sistemkoin, FCoin, CoinsBank, CoinEgg, CoinEx, DigiFinex, DragonEX, Exrates, IDCM, BtcTrade.im, Bitstamp, MBAex, B2BX, LBank, CoinTiger, Poloniex, BiteBTC, CPDAX, Livecoin, Coinsquare, QuadrigaCX, Mercatox, Trade By Trade, Bitsane, LocalTrade, Kraken, Bittrex, C2CX, ABCC, Instant Bitex, xBTCe, Upbit, Gate.io, Fatbtc, Exmo, BtcTurk, Coinone, WEX, Vebitcoin, Coindeal, Cryptopia, Koinim, Ovis, Mercado Bitcoin, Kucoin, ChaoEX, EXX, Coinut, Koineks, Indodax, OKCoin International, Bithesap, BTC Markets, Liqui, Bitso, BTC-Alpha, Korbit, TDAX, BitBay, Lykke Exchange, Independent Reserve, Coinroom, BitcoinTrade, Bitbank, DSX, TradeOgre, CryptoBridge, BX Thailand, LiteBit.eu, HBUS, Liquid, Crex24, GOPAX, CoinExchange, BTCC, BL3P, Stellar Decentralized Exchange, Stocks.Exchange, Waves Decentralized Exchange, BTC Trade UA, BitMarket, Bleutrade, Braziliex, Kuna, OKCoin.cn, Stellarport, Altcoin Trader, Koinex, OTCBTC, WazirX, Negocie Coins, Coinbe, Trade Satoshi, Bitbns, Gatecoin, Bittylicious, SouthXchange, COSS, Zebpay, Cryptohub, Bitmaszyna, C-CEX, Graviex, Cobinhood, C-Patex, OpenLedger DEX, Buda, CoinFalcon, Cryptomate, Nanex, Tripe Dice Exchange, Bits Blockchain, BitFlip, BigONE, Bitinka, Bitlish, LakeBTC, QBTC, Iquant and Covesting.

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 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 $45.67 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Litecoin for 0.00606044 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Litecoin in U.S. dollars is $2.91 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: UNUS SED LEO, Dogecoin, Bytom, Verge, NEXT, Syscoin, Matrix AI Network, Polymath, Einsteinium, Lightning Bitcoin, Viacoin, GameCredits, Gulden, Linkey and Global Cryptocurrency.

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:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  217 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  178 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  395
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Litecoin (LTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Wall Street Vets Bringing BTC, ETH, and XRP to New Derivatives ExchangeWall Street Vets Bringing BTC, ETH, and XRP to New Derivatives Exchange
dailyhodl.com - December 6 at 6:06 PM
Analyst solves XRP price trajectory, says crypto to fall to $0.17 before jetting higherAnalyst 'solves' XRP price trajectory, says crypto to fall to $0.17 before jetting higher
ambcrypto.com - December 6 at 4:08 PM
Litecoins price recovery could be restricted from breaching crucial resistance pointsLitecoin's price recovery could be restricted from breaching crucial resistance points
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 6 at 9:58 AM
Trader Who Nailed 2018 Crypto Collapse Says BTC Heading to $100K – Bitcoin, XRP, Ripple, Litecoin, Binance Coin UpdatesTrader Who Nailed 2018 Crypto Collapse Says BTC Heading to $100K – Bitcoin, XRP, Ripple, Litecoin, Binance Coin Updates
dailyhodl.com - December 6 at 7:24 AM
Analyst “Solves” XRP Price Trajectory, Says Crypto to Fall to $0.17 Before Jetting HigherAnalyst “Solves” XRP Price Trajectory, Says Crypto to Fall to $0.17 Before Jetting Higher
en.ethereumworldnews.com - December 6 at 4:04 AM
Bitcoin & Crypto Market Approaching Crucial Break: LTC, BNB, BCH, TRX AnalysisBitcoin & Crypto Market Approaching Crucial Break: LTC, BNB, BCH, TRX Analysis
www.newsbtc.com - December 6 at 4:04 AM
Bitcoin & Litecoin Improve Sports Fan Experience and Expose New Audiences to CryptoBitcoin & Litecoin Improve Sports Fan Experience and Expose New Audiences to Crypto
www.newsbtc.com - December 6 at 3:03 AM
Has Litecoin’s association with Miami Dolphins misfired?Has Litecoin’s association with Miami Dolphins misfired?
www.cryptopolitan.com - December 6 at 3:03 AM
Litecoin’s Partnership With the Miami Dolphins Isn’t a big SuccessLitecoin’s Partnership With the Miami Dolphins Isn’t a big Success
nulltx.com - December 6 at 2:10 AM
Forte Introduces XRP to $140 Billion Industry, BlockFi Adds BTC and ETH Trading, and Litecoin Foundation Contemplates LTC HashrateForte Introduces XRP to $140 Billion Industry, BlockFi Adds BTC and ETH Trading, and Litecoin Foundation Contemplates LTC Hashrate
dailyhodl.com - December 6 at 1:05 AM
XRP forcing some investors out after massive sell-offs and a YTD return of -40%XRP forcing some investors out after massive sell-offs and a YTD return of -40%
cryptoslate.com - December 5 at 8:12 PM
XRP, Ethereum Classic Futures Debut on OKExXRP, Ethereum Classic Futures Debut on OKEx
bitcoinist.com - December 5 at 6:30 PM
Litecoin not in danger of a 51% attack despite bottomed hashrateLitecoin not in danger of a 51% attack despite bottomed hashrate
cryptoslate.com - December 5 at 5:35 PM
Market Slump Resumes as Litecoin Eyes $40 SupportMarket Slump Resumes as Litecoin Eyes $40 Support
cryptobriefing.com - December 5 at 2:38 PM
BlockFi Launches Crypto Trading PlatformBlockFi Launches Crypto Trading Platform
cryptobriefing.com - December 5 at 12:38 PM
Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Risk of Additional LossesLitecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Risk of Additional Losses
www.livebitcoinnews.com - December 5 at 6:04 AM
Litecoin (LTC) Breaks the Downtrend; Maintains the Price around $44Litecoin (LTC) Breaks the Downtrend; Maintains the Price around $44
www.cryptonewsz.com - December 5 at 5:03 AM
Litecoins current movement might send it to the oversold zoneLitecoin's current movement might send it to the oversold zone
ambcrypto.com - December 4 at 5:37 PM
Analyst Who Predicted BTC Crash Reveals New Forecast – Bitcoin, Ripple, XRP, Litecoin NewsflashAnalyst Who Predicted BTC Crash Reveals New Forecast – Bitcoin, Ripple, XRP, Litecoin Newsflash
dailyhodl.com - December 4 at 7:30 AM
Litecoin Price (LTC) Technicals Weak, Bitcoin Dragging Market LowerLitecoin Price (LTC) Technicals Weak, Bitcoin Dragging Market Lower
www.newsbtc.com - December 4 at 6:07 AM
Litecoin Faces Volatility; Declines by 3.15% Over the Last 24 HoursLitecoin Faces Volatility; Declines by 3.15% Over the Last 24 Hours
www.cryptonewsz.com - December 4 at 5:07 AM
Litecoin Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign to develop confidential transactions for LTCLitecoin Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign to develop confidential transactions for LTC
cryptoslate.com - December 4 at 4:04 AM
Bitcoin & Crypto Market Following Downtrend: BNB, BCH, LTC, EOS AnalysisBitcoin & Crypto Market Following Downtrend: BNB, BCH, LTC, EOS Analysis
www.newsbtc.com - December 4 at 4:04 AM
Litecoin Makes Progress on Privacy Features, New LTC Proposals in the WorksLitecoin Makes Progress on Privacy Features, New LTC Proposals in the Works
dailyhodl.com - December 4 at 12:07 AM
Litecoin’s MimbleWimble Privacy Upgrade is Bitcoin FriendlyLitecoin’s MimbleWimble Privacy Upgrade is Bitcoin Friendly
nulltx.com - December 3 at 1:04 PM
Litecoin Foundation seeks funds to sponsor Grin++ developerLitecoin Foundation seeks funds to sponsor Grin++ developer
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 3 at 12:05 PM
Litecoin (LTC) Looks for a Bottom; Support Levels Shift DownwardsLitecoin (LTC) Looks for a Bottom; Support Levels Shift Downwards
www.cryptonewsz.com - December 3 at 10:11 AM
Wash Trading Menace: 93% Of All LTC Traded In A Day According to CoinMarketCapWash Trading Menace: 93% Of All LTC Traded In A Day According to CoinMarketCap
cryptopotato.com - December 3 at 5:04 AM
The Activation of MimbleWimble on Litecoin Will Take a WhileThe Activation of MimbleWimble on Litecoin Will Take a While
nulltx.com - December 3 at 4:12 AM
Litecoin [LTC] Foundation with Charlie Lee Endorses Dev Working on MimbleWimbleLitecoin [LTC] Foundation with Charlie Lee Endorses Dev Working on MimbleWimble
coingape.com - December 3 at 4:12 AM
Coinbase could be holding 25% of all Litecoin: Is Litecoin really decentralized?Coinbase could be holding 25% of all Litecoin: Is Litecoin really decentralized?
www.cryptopolitan.com - December 3 at 12:00 AM
Litecoin can reuse Grin++ with minimal modifications post-redesign: David BurkettLitecoin can reuse Grin++ with minimal modifications post-redesign: David Burkett
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 2 at 7:02 PM
Litecoins Hashrate Dropped 70% Since Block Rewards Halved to 12.5 LTC per BlockLitecoin's Hashrate Dropped 70% Since Block Rewards Halved to 12.5 LTC per Block
www.cryptoglobe.com - December 2 at 3:01 PM
Litecoin community more cohesive, less contentious than Bitcoins: Charlie LeeLitecoin community more cohesive, less contentious than Bitcoin's: Charlie Lee
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 2 at 1:03 PM
Litecoin-Funded Grin Developer Challenges Mimblewimble’s Privacy IssueLitecoin-Funded Grin Developer Challenges Mimblewimble’s Privacy Issue
cointelegraph.com - December 2 at 10:15 AM
Litecoins Charlie Lee: MW implementation wont affect exchanges muchLitecoin's Charlie Lee: MW implementation won't affect exchanges much
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 2 at 8:26 AM
Grin developer: Litecoin closer to gaining privacy features with MimbleWimbleGrin developer: Litecoin closer to gaining privacy features with MimbleWimble
cryptoslate.com - December 2 at 7:03 AM
PlanB: Bitcoin on Course for $100,000 After Halving – BTC, Ripple, XRP and Litecoin NewsflashPlanB: Bitcoin on Course for $100,000 After Halving – BTC, Ripple, XRP and Litecoin Newsflash
dailyhodl.com - December 2 at 6:27 AM
Litecoin (LTC) Continues to Hold its Fort; Gains 0.69% OvernightLitecoin (LTC) Continues to Hold its Fort; Gains 0.69% Overnight
www.cryptonewsz.com - December 2 at 4:00 AM
Litecoin devs working towards making opt-in MW via EB Lightning-compatibleLitecoin devs working towards making opt-in MW via EB Lightning-compatible
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 2 at 12:10 AM
Following Litecoin’s Halving, The LTC Hash Rate Crashing 70% To Its Yearly LowFollowing Litecoin’s Halving, The LTC Hash Rate Crashing 70% To Its Yearly Low
cryptopotato.com - December 1 at 9:01 PM
Litecoin creator claims people use Chinese news to pump, FUD BitcoinLitecoin creator claims people use Chinese news to pump, FUD Bitcoin
eng.ambcrypto.com - December 1 at 8:12 PM
PODCAST: Altcoins and Ancient History with Litecoin’s Charlie LeePODCAST: Altcoins and Ancient History with Litecoin’s Charlie Lee
www.coindesk.com - December 1 at 6:11 PM
Crypto Analyst Delivers Bitcoin Breakdown Alert – BTC, XRP, Ripple, Litecoin UpdateCrypto Analyst Delivers Bitcoin Breakdown Alert – BTC, XRP, Ripple, Litecoin Update
dailyhodl.com - December 1 at 1:04 PM
Litecoin Foundations exec says LTC chose decentralization, security over scalabilityLitecoin Foundation's exec says LTC chose decentralization, security over scalability
eng.ambcrypto.com - November 30 at 10:09 PM
LTC Trades with Bullish Impact; Selling Pressure Remains ProminentLTC Trades with Bullish Impact; Selling Pressure Remains Prominent
www.cryptonewsz.com - November 29 at 11:39 AM
IOTA (MIOTA) Embarks Improvement During the Intraday MovementIOTA (MIOTA) Embarks Improvement During the Intraday Movement
www.cryptonewsz.com - November 29 at 8:38 AM
US CFTC Obtains Over $1.3B in Administrative Penalties in 2019US CFTC Obtains Over $1.3B in Administrative Penalties in 2019
cointelegraph.com - November 26 at 5:31 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Re-Embarks on Another Mission Targeting $65Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Re-Embarks on Another Mission Targeting $65
insidebitcoins.com - November 9 at 5:30 PM
Price Analysis 18/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, LEOPrice Analysis 18/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, LEO
cointelegraph.com - October 19 at 12:34 AM

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