Litecoin Price, News and Analysis (LTC)

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$242.96
+$18.93 (+7.79%)
(As of 02/20/2018 10:06 AM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -1.08%
1-Day Price Change +7.79%
7-Day Price Change +54.47%
1-Day Volume$1.46 billion
Market Cap$13.44 billion
BTC Price0.02105490 BTC
Circulating Supply55.30 million
Total Supply55.30 million
Maximum Supply84.00 million

About Litecoin (LTC)

Currency Details

Name Litecoin
SymbolLTC
Market Capitalization$13.44 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmScrypt
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/8/2011
Mineable?Yes
Number of Exchanges109

Official Links

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

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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?

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 exchanges can I buy or trade Litecoin on?

Litecoin can be purchased or sold on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: GDAX, OKEx, Bithumb, Bitfinex, Binance, Bit-Z, Huobi, Bittrex, Poloniex, CoinsBank, Kraken, Upbit, Coinone, Bitstamp, HitBTC, xBTCe, Kucoin, CoolCoin, Cryptopia, RightBTC, ZB.COM, CoinEgg, Livecoin, BTC Markets, BtcTrade.im, YoBit, WEX, TOPBTC, QuadrigaCX, Gate.io, CoinExchange, Liqui, BitBay, Bibox, CoinFalcon, Koinex, Mercado Bitcoin, Bitinka, Coinut, BX Thailand, Bitso, Coinsquare, Koinim, OkCoin Intl., Koineks, EXX, Bitcoin Indonesia, BitMarket, Exmo, CryptoBridge, DSX, Stocks.Exchange, ChaoEX, COSS, BitGrail, LiteBit.eu, Bleutrade, Negocie Coins, LocalTrade, Altcoin Trader, Bitbank, Exrates, Bitsane, AEX, Trade Satoshi, Waves Decentralized Exchange, Qryptos, Coinrail, Mercatox, Bit2C, Coinbene, Braziliex, OpenLedger DEX, Abucoins, BTC-Alpha, Tidex, Allcoin, CoinEx, The Rock Trading, Bitlish, Bittylicious, SouthXchange, Gatecoin, Tripe Dice Exchange, Bits Blockchain, Mr. Exchange, Coinhouse, BigONE, C-CEX, BitKonan, BitFlip, BTC Trade UA, Cryptomate, Coinroom, OKCoin.cn, Bitmaszyna, Tux Exchange, RippleFox, Cryptox, Coingi, TDAX, NIX-E, Bisq, FreiExchange, Dgtmarket, BCEX, VirtacoinWorld, GOPAX and BITHOLIC.

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 $242.96 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Litecoin for 0.02105490 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Litecoin in U.S. dollars is $13.44 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, Dogecoin, Syscoin, Polymath, Bytom, GameCredits, BridgeCoin, Einsteinium, CyberMiles, Viacoin, Gulden, Presearch, Mooncoin, Nimiq and BitConnect.

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
Paying Your Taxes With Bitcoin or Litecoin May Soon Be a Possibility in This StatePaying Your Taxes With Bitcoin or Litecoin May Soon Be a Possibility in This State
www.fool.com - February 18 at 10:47 AM
3 Reasons Litecoin Has Soared 124% Since Hitting Its Lows 2 Weeks Ago3 Reasons Litecoin Has Soared 124% Since Hitting Its Lows 2 Weeks Ago
www.fool.com - February 17 at 11:45 AM
Report: Litecoin Gains Popularity on the Dark WebReport: Litecoin Gains Popularity on the Dark Web
www.ccn.com - February 15 at 1:29 AM
Heres Why Litecoin Is Up 32% TodayHere's Why Litecoin Is Up 32% Today
www.fool.com - February 14 at 1:31 PM
The Market In 5 Minutes: Fossils Massive Move, Chipotles New CEO, Unhappy Snapchat Users, Litecoin CashThe Market In 5 Minutes: Fossil's Massive Move, Chipotle's New CEO, Unhappy Snapchat Users, Litecoin Cash
feeds.benzinga.com - February 14 at 9:49 AM
The Taxman ComethThe Taxman Cometh
www.ccn.com - February 13 at 3:13 PM
Hodl Hodl Launches P2P Bitcoin Exchange Without KYC (But Not For US Citizens)Hodl Hodl Launches P2P Bitcoin Exchange Without KYC (But Not For US Citizens)
bitcoinist.com - February 12 at 10:09 PM
Tokyo Police Question NEM Trader Over Coincheck TheftTokyo Police Question NEM Trader Over Coincheck Theft
www.ccn.com - February 12 at 6:31 AM
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
Op Ed: What does Facebook’s Crypto Ad Ban Mean for LitecoinOp Ed: What does Facebook’s Crypto Ad Ban Mean for Litecoin
bitcoinist.com - February 2 at 2:46 AM
Moonlite Project – Green Cryptocurrency MiningMoonlite Project – Green Cryptocurrency Mining
themerkle.com - January 31 at 11:20 PM
Two New Services Could Help Investors Rate CryptocurrenciesTwo New Services Could Help Investors Rate Cryptocurrencies
bitcoinmagazine.com - January 19 at 6:23 PM
Atriark, a New Major Player in Cryptocurrency Cloud MiningAtriark, a New Major Player in Cryptocurrency Cloud Mining
www.prweb.com - January 17 at 1:33 AM
Blockchain Mining Ltd. and Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc. (Bitfarms) Execute Definitive AgreementBlockchain Mining Ltd. and Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc. (Bitfarms) Execute Definitive Agreement
feeds.benzinga.com - January 14 at 5:17 AM
Royal Capital Pro Sees Record Purchases of Cryptcurrencies in the Arabian PeninsulaRoyal Capital Pro Sees Record Purchases of Cryptcurrencies in the Arabian Peninsula
www.prnewswire.com - January 8 at 3:31 AM
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 2/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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