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Litecoin Price, News and Analysis (LTC)

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$45.28
-0.50 (-1.11%)
(As of 09/27/2020 10:42 AM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change -0.09%
1-Day Price Change -1.11%
7-Day Price Change -4.37%
1-Day Volume$1.05 billion
Market Cap$2.97 billion
BTC Price0.00423807 BTC
Circulating Supply65.55 million
Total Supply65.55 million
Maximum Supply84.00 million

About Litecoin (LTC)

Currency Details

Name Litecoin
SymbolLTC
Market Capitalization$2.97 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmScrypt
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date10/8/2011
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges1

Official Links

Official Websitelitecoin.org
Official Website (Alt)litecoin.org
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Twitter Account@LitecoinProject
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Github AccountView

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Community Discussion

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

Research Tools

Blockchain Explorerblockchair.com
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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 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 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 $45.28 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. You can also exchange one Litecoin for 0.00423807 bitcoin(s) on major exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Litecoin in U.S. dollars is $2.97 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, Advanced Internet Blocks, Bytom, Verge, Syscoin, XeniosCoin, Hellenic Coin, Polymath, Precium, NEXT, Einsteinium, Lightning Bitcoin, GameCredits and Viacoin.

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:  400 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  356 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  756
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Litecoin (LTC) Search Trends

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Litecoin (LTC) Social Media Trends

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Litecoin (LTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Litecoin price prediction: LTC to hit $51, analystLitecoin price prediction: LTC to hit $51, analyst
cryptopolitan.com - September 27 at 10:06 AM
Litecoin, Ontology, Zcash Price Analysis: 27 SeptemberLitecoin, Ontology, Zcash Price Analysis: 27 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 27 at 10:06 AM
Litecoin long-term Price Analysis: 26 SeptemberLitecoin long-term Price Analysis: 26 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 26 at 5:04 PM
Litecoin price prediction: LTC to see reversal, analystLitecoin price prediction: LTC to see reversal, analyst
cryptopolitan.com - September 26 at 6:01 AM
Cambridge University’s Third Crypto Study Records 101 Million Cryptocurrency Users WorldwideCambridge University’s Third Crypto Study Records 101 Million Cryptocurrency Users Worldwide
news.bitcoin.com - September 26 at 4:14 AM
Wish you bought Litecoin and other top alts at mid-2017 prices? Here’s your second chanceWish you bought Litecoin and other top alts at mid-2017 prices? Here’s your second chance
cointelegraph.com - September 25 at 10:01 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Resumes the Recovery, Bulls Target at $50Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Resumes the Recovery, Bulls Target at $50
insidebitcoins.com - September 24 at 8:15 PM
Litecoin, Synthetix, Crypto.com Price Analysis: 24 SeptemberLitecoin, Synthetix, Crypto.com Price Analysis: 24 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 24 at 9:39 AM
Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Upsides Likely To Be Capped Above $45Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Upsides Likely To Be Capped Above $45
livebitcoinnews.com - September 24 at 6:07 AM
Litecoin price prediction: LTC returns to $45, what to expect?Litecoin price prediction: LTC returns to $45, what to expect?
cryptopolitan.com - September 23 at 9:13 PM
Litecoin, VeChain, Ontology Price Analysis: 23 SeptemberLitecoin, VeChain, Ontology Price Analysis: 23 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 23 at 12:01 PM
Litecoin price falls to $43, what to expect?Litecoin price falls to $43, what to expect?
cryptopolitan.com - September 23 at 2:01 AM
Litecoin Transactions Skyrocket as LiteBringer Game Takes OffLitecoin Transactions Skyrocket as LiteBringer Game Takes Off
decrypt.co - September 22 at 1:01 PM
Litecoin short-term Price Analysis: 22 SeptemberLitecoin short-term Price Analysis: 22 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 22 at 8:02 AM
Litecoin Sees Little Momentum; Not Enough For Bullish OutlookLitecoin Sees Little Momentum; Not Enough For Bullish Outlook
seekingalpha.com - September 22 at 3:03 AM
Litecoin price stoops to $44, what to expect?Litecoin price stoops to $44, what to expect?
cryptopolitan.com - September 21 at 2:02 PM
Litecoin price drops to $46.5, what to expect?Litecoin price drops to $46.5, what to expect?
cryptopolitan.com - September 21 at 4:03 AM
BAT, STEEM, Litecoin Price Analysis: 20 SeptemberBAT, STEEM, Litecoin Price Analysis: 20 September
eng.ambcrypto.com - September 20 at 11:06 PM
Litecoin price depicts bearish signals near $48Litecoin price depicts bearish signals near $48
cryptopolitan.com - September 20 at 8:33 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Take Control as the Price Moves towards $50 LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Take Control as the Price Moves towards $50 Level
insidebitcoins.com - September 17 at 7:14 PM
Europe’s Revolut app now offers crypto trading for Aussie usersEurope’s Revolut app now offers crypto trading for Aussie users
cointelegraph.com - September 3 at 5:18 AM
Bitcoin and Litecoin Team up to Shake Porn’s Taboo ImageBitcoin and Litecoin Team up to Shake Porn’s Taboo Image
newsbtc.com - September 2 at 9:50 AM
Is Ethereum Left and Bitcoin Right?Is Ethereum Left and Bitcoin Right?
cointelegraph.com - August 31 at 4:04 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Sustains Above $60 Support, Poises for Upward Move SoonLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Sustains Above $60 Support, Poises for Upward Move Soon
insidebitcoins.com - August 22 at 6:56 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Builds Strength Above $60 Support,  Targets the $80 HighLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Builds Strength Above $60 Support, Targets the $80 High
insidebitcoins.com - August 21 at 8:12 PM
First Mover: Litecoin and Mimblewimble, Ether Futures, Chainlink, CurveFirst Mover: Litecoin and Mimblewimble, Ether Futures, Chainlink, Curve
coindesk.com - August 17 at 11:31 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Touches $63 Resistance; Price Expected to Move HigherLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Touches $63 Resistance; Price Expected to Move Higher
insidebitcoins.com - August 16 at 7:09 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Breaks Resistance at $60, Targets $68 HighLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Breaks Resistance at $60, Targets $68 High
insidebitcoins.com - August 15 at 6:57 PM
New York Financial Regulator Greenlights 10 Tokens for CustodyNew York Financial Regulator Greenlights 10 Tokens for Custody
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Samson Mows Infinite Fleet Game Raises $3.1M on BnkToTheFutureSamson Mow's Infinite Fleet Game Raises $3.1M on BnkToTheFuture
cointelegraph.com - August 5 at 6:06 AM
You Can Now Trade Litecoin on the Ethereum Blockchain With KyberYou Can Now Trade Litecoin on the Ethereum Blockchain With Kyber
cointelegraph.com - August 3 at 2:24 PM
A Substantial Number of Idle Litecoin Were Moved Suggesting Incoming VolatilityA Substantial Number of Idle Litecoin Were Moved Suggesting Incoming Volatility
www.newsbtc.com - July 22 at 8:46 PM
Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Cryptocurrencies To Trade At The Stock Market As Grayscale Wins FINRA ApprovalBitcoin Cash and Litecoin Cryptocurrencies To Trade At The Stock Market As Grayscale Wins FINRA Approval
feeds.benzinga.com - July 21 at 3:33 AM
BOTS, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Majority Ownership in First Bitcoin Capitals Crypto AssetsBOTS, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Majority Ownership in First Bitcoin Capital's Crypto Assets
feeds.benzinga.com - July 13 at 9:12 AM
Review: Crypto.com’s Ruby Steel Prepaid Visa CardReview: Crypto.com’s Ruby Steel Prepaid Visa Card
news.bitcoin.com - June 26 at 5:06 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Couldn’t Move Above $48; Price Follows the DowntrendLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Couldn’t Move Above $48; Price Follows the Downtrend
insidebitcoins.com - June 8 at 7:13 PM
Cash or Plastic? Countries Where Crypto Debit Cards Are Fair GameCash or Plastic? Countries Where Crypto Debit Cards Are Fair Game
cointelegraph.com - June 1 at 6:04 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Stuck In Sideways; Price Moves Between $42 And $44Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Stuck In Sideways; Price Moves Between $42 And $44
insidebitcoins.com - May 26 at 4:39 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Price May Break down the $42 Support Level and Target $40Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Price May Break down the $42 Support Level and Target $40
insidebitcoins.com - May 23 at 7:39 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Dominate as the Coin Moves towards $45 LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Dominate as the Coin Moves towards $45 Level
insidebitcoins.com - May 17 at 6:51 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Moves in Sideways; Price Trades at $42 LevelLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Moves in Sideways; Price Trades at $42 Level
insidebitcoins.com - May 15 at 6:40 PM
Litecoin Price Prediction: Will LTC/USD Strike an Uptrend in the Near-term as the Price Moves Below $45?Litecoin Price Prediction: Will LTC/USD Strike an Uptrend in the Near-term as the Price Moves Below $45?
insidebitcoins.com - April 27 at 7:09 PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin - American Wrap: 4/21/2020Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin - American Wrap: 4/21/2020
feeds.benzinga.com - April 21 at 8:30 PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin - American Wrap: 4/20/2020Bitcoin, Ethereum & Litecoin - American Wrap: 4/20/2020
www.benzinga.com - April 20 at 6:50 PM
Google Chrome Leads the Pack, but Privacy-Oriented Browsers Gain TractionGoogle Chrome Leads the Pack, but Privacy-Oriented Browsers Gain Traction
cointelegraph.com - April 3 at 9:30 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Will Only Move Higher If $40 Is BrokenLitecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Will Only Move Higher If $40 Is Broken
insidebitcoins.com - April 2 at 1:56 PM
Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 22-28 in ReviewCryptocurrency News From Japan: March 22-28 in Review
cointelegraph.com - March 29 at 1:32 AM
Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Maintaining Momentum as the Price May Target $45Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Bulls Maintaining Momentum as the Price May Target $45
insidebitcoins.com - March 26 at 7:51 PM
Payment Provider NetCents Readies Cryptocurrency Credit Card for LaunchPayment Provider NetCents Readies Cryptocurrency Credit Card for Launch
cointelegraph.com - March 22 at 7:03 AM
Litecoin Announces Push to Allow Miners Give Back to the Developers Litecoin Announces Push to Allow Miners Give Back to the Developers 
insidebitcoins.com - February 14 at 6:47 AM

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