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Litecoin (LTC)

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Litecoin Volume by Exchange

# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Volume %
1
ZB
Trading Incentives
Updated 6 minutes ago
$30.34
30.349 USDT
$54,086,722.26
1782710.513 LTC
10.32%
2
OKEx
Trading Incentives
Updated 11 minutes ago
$30.37
30.3867 USDT
$27,954,449.24
920355.716 LTC
5.33%
3
OKEx
Trading Incentives
Updated 11 minutes ago
$30.41
0.00862872 BTC
$26,790,239.41
881000.976 LTC
5.10%
4
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.59
0.00868075 BTC
$21,409,545.39
699982.322 LTC
4.05%
5
Bitforex
Trading Incentives
Updated 5 minutes ago
$30.37
30.38 USDT
$19,259,053.48
634083.982 LTC
3.67%
6
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.43
30.43000001 USD
$18,785,539.76
617336.173 LTC
3.57%
7
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.47
0.26057 ETH
$18,013,940.22
591261.169 LTC
3.42%
8
ZBG
Trading Incentives
Updated 11 minutes ago
$30.35
30.3801 USDT
$17,849,695.86
588180.034 LTC
3.40%
9
Updated 3 minutes ago
$30.40
30.4002 USD
$15,149,344.95
498330.437 LTC
2.88%
10
Bit-Z
Trading Incentives
Updated 12 minutes ago
$30.41
0.00862975 BTC
$13,500,934.50
444016.630 LTC
2.57%
11
Updated 4 minutes ago
$30.36
30.36 USDT
$12,657,094.31
416836.624 LTC
2.41%
12
Updated 9 minutes ago
$30.43
30.4337 USDT
$11,516,399.71
378495.490 LTC
2.19%
Quick Stats
Litecoin Price $30.40
Market Cap $1,827,251,843
Market Cap Dominance 1.55%
Trading Volume $505,844,038
24h Low / 24h High $30.38 / $32.98
Market Cap Rank #8
All-Time High $360.66
Since All-Time High -92%
All-Time High Date Dec 18, 2017 (about 1 year)
1 Hour -0.17%
24 Hours -5.7%
7 Days -4.4%
14 Days -11%
30 Days -5.5%
60 Days -8.4%
1 Year -86%
Litecoin/Bitcoin Ratio 1 BTC = 115.86 LTC
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Chain Info Beta (CryptoID, Blockchair)
Mining Difficulty 6,442,642.05556109
Total Blocks 1,564,636
Transactions per Second 0.26241
Number of Nodes 1,908
Median Transaction Fee 13.6323208200009 LTC
Median Block Size 12.4 KB
Misc. Info
Genesis Date October 08, 2011 (over 7 years)
Hashing Algorithm Scrypt
Hashrate 190 TH/s
Block Time 2.5 minutes
Available/Total Supply 60.1 Million / 84 Million How is this calculated?
Complete Metrics Score
74%
Total
Major Exchanges Trading Activity
88%
Liquidity
Source Code Repository Activity
79%
Developer
Social Media & Discussion Board
64%
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About Litecoin

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. 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.

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