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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 2 minutes ago
$30.70
30.646 USDT
$91,272,774.06
2972799.069 LTC
15.66%
2
OKEx
Trading Incentives
Updated 12 minutes ago
$30.65
30.6207 USDT
$29,130,127.80
950442.320 LTC
5.01%
3
OKEx
Trading Incentives
Updated 12 minutes ago
$30.62
0.00867332 BTC
$27,309,851.88
891909.141 LTC
4.70%
4
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.65
0.008681 BTC
$22,396,971.77
730724.242 LTC
3.85%
5
Bitforex
Trading Incentives
Updated 2 minutes ago
$30.68
30.68 USDT
$20,909,773.95
681572.542 LTC
3.59%
6
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.65
30.65 USD
$20,656,019.92
673932.134 LTC
3.55%
7
Updated 10 minutes ago
$30.63
0.26231 ETH
$19,033,508.42
621352.597 LTC
3.27%
8
ZBG
Trading Incentives
Updated 13 minutes ago
$30.59
30.6575 USDT
$17,460,777.69
570862.458 LTC
3.01%
9
Updated 9 minutes ago
$30.66
30.6588 USD
$13,795,064.53
449954.484 LTC
2.37%
10
Bit-Z
Trading Incentives
Updated 13 minutes ago
$30.63
0.00867603 BTC
$13,628,697.24
444972.190 LTC
2.34%
11
Updated 2 minutes ago
$30.67
30.67 USDT
$12,634,835.58
411899.722 LTC
2.17%
12
Updated about 1 hour ago
$30.77
30.7624 USDT
$12,609,288.27
409796.657 LTC
2.16%
Quick Stats
Litecoin Price €26.94
Market Cap €1,619,207,545
Market Cap Dominance 1.55%
Trading Volume €489,440,699
24h Low / 24h High €26.69 / €29.00
Market Cap Rank #8
All-Time High €306.08
Since All-Time High -92%
All-Time High Date Dec 18, 2017 (about 1 year)
1 Hour -0.34%
24 Hours -5.9%
7 Days 3.4%
14 Days -20%
30 Days 1.1%
60 Days -12%
1 Year -84%
Litecoin/Bitcoin Ratio 1 BTC = 115.2 LTC
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 176 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%
Community

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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