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  • Marktkap. 5.340.450.782 $
  • 24h Handelsvolumen 268.359.640 $
  • 24h Tief / 24h Hoch 92,76754 $ / 97,07165 $
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Litecoin (LTC) Übersicht

Gesamtwert basierend auf unserer Methodik
77%
Gesamt
Handelsaktivitäten auf den wichtigsten Börsen
84%
Liquidität
Aktivität in dem Quellcode Repository
89%
Entwickler
Aktivität auf Social Media Plattformen und in Diskussionsforen
65%
Community
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Über CoinGecko

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency created by Charlie Lee. It was created based on the Bitcoin protocol but differs in terms of the hashing algorithm used. Litecoin uses the memory intensive Scrypt proof of work mining algorithm. Scrypt allows consumer-grade hardware such as GPU to mine those coins.

Why Litecoin?
Litecoin is a cryptocurrency that has evolved from Bitcoin after its own popularity in the industry, this alternative, or ‘altcoin’ has emerged to allow investors to diversify their digital currency package, according to Investopedia. Litecoin is one of the most prominent altcoins and was created by former Google employee and Director of Engineering at Coinbase, Charlie Lee. Litecoin was the first to alter Bitcoin and the most significant difference is that it takes 2.5 minutes for Litecoin to generate a block, or transaction, in comparison to Bitcoin’s 10 minutes.

‘While this matters little to traders, miners who use hardware to run Bitcoin’s network cannot switch over to Litecoin. This keeps bigger mining conglomerates away from Litecoin because they cannot easily optimize their profits by swapping to another coin, contributing to a more decentralized experience. Litecoin also has bigger blocks, and more coins in circulation, making it more affordable and swift when transacting,’ Investopedia explained.

As explained above, Litecoin can transact a lot faster than Bitcoin, but there are also a number of other characteristics that investors need to know before trading. According to Coindesk, Litecoin can handle higher volumes of transactions because of the capability of transacting faster and if Bitcoin attempted to transact on the scale of its altcoin, a code update would be needed. However, Litecoin’s blocks would be larger, but with more ‘orphaned blocks'. The faster block time of litecoin reduces the risk of double spending attacks - this is theoretical in the case of both networks having the same hashing power.

Litecoin Technical Details:
The transaction confirmation time taken for Litecoin is about 2.5 minutes on average (as compared to Bitcoin's 10 minutes). The Litecoin network is scheduled to cap at 84 million currency units.

Litecoin has inspired many other popular alternative currencies (eg. Dogecoin) because of its Scrypt hashing algorithm in order to prevent ASIC miners from mining those coins. However it is said that by the end of this year, Scrypt ASIC will enter the mass market.

Litecoin, an altcoin of the better known cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has soared to the record high of $290.99, a YTD increase of more than 4,000%, as listed on CoinMarketCap. Many are asking why the price of digital currencies has and is rising, whether Litecoin’s recent price increase is because of Bitcoin and if this bubble will burst.

Quick Stats
Litecoin Price 93,5528 $
Market Cap 5.340.450.782 $
Trading Volume 268.359.640 $
24h Low / 24h High 92,76754 $ / 97,07165 $
Gecko Rank #5
Market Cap Rank #6
All Time High 360,66176169 $
Since All Time High
-74%
All Time High Date 2017-12-18 (6 Monate)
24 Hours
-2,9%
7 Days
-6,8%
14 Days
-22%
30 Days
-27%
60 Days
-36%
1 Year
95%
Links
Homepage http://litecoin.org
Announcement Bitcointalk Thread
Blockchain http://explorer.litecoin.net/chain/Litecoin
Diskussionsforum https://litecointalk.org/
Misc. Info
Entstehungsdatum October 08, 2011 (mehr als 6 Jahre)
Hash-Algorithmus Scrypt
Hash-Rate 349 TH/s Try Cloud Mining
Blockzeit 2.5 Minuten
Verfügbare/Gesamtanzahl Münzen 57,1 Millionen / 84 Millionen
# Börse Paar Kurs 24-Stunden-Volumen Volumen %
1
Aktualisiert vor 2 Minuten
93,69 $
93,96 USDT
50.568.335,34 $
539733,11 LTC
33.28%
2
Aktualisiert vor weniger als eine Minute
93,70 $
0,01411986 BTC
42.554.720,31 $
454141,97 LTC
28.01%
3
Aktualisiert vor weniger als eine Minute
93,79 $
94,0845 USDT
32.255.063,55 $
343909,63 LTC
21.23%
4
Aktualisiert vor 2 Minuten
94,00 $
94,27 USDT
13.289.517,26 $
141377,31 LTC
8.75%
5
Aktualisiert vor 2 Minuten
93,74 $
0,014122 BTC
13.255.455,22 $
141404,14 LTC
8.72%
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