litecoin  (LTC)

Litecoin (LTC)

$43.86 -7.8%
0.00417710 BTC -7.8%
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Market Cap
$2,858,687,281
24 Hour Trading Vol
$1,955,199,540
24h Low / 24h High
$42.30 / $47.57
Circulating Supply
65,510,332 / 84,000,000
LTC
USD

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Litecoin price today is $43.86 with a 24-hour trading volume of $1,955,199,540. LTC price is down -7.8% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 66 Million coins and a max supply of 84 Million coins. FTX.us is the current most active market trading it. In order to explore addresses and transactions, you may use block explorers such as blockchair.com, chainz.cryptoid.info, bitupper.com, litecoinblockexplorer.net, and ltc.tokenview.com. Additional information can be found at http://litecoin.org.

Litecoin Price $43.86
Market Cap $2,858,687,281
Market Cap Dominance 0.85%
Trading Volume $1,955,199,540
Volume / Market Cap 0.6784
24h Low / 24h High $42.30 / $47.57
7d Low / 7d High $43.24 / $48.81
Market Cap Rank #10
All-Time High $360.66 -87.9%
Dec 18, 2017 (almost 3 years)
All-Time Low $1.15 3698.3%
Jan 14, 2015 (over 5 years)
Litecoin/Bitcoin Ratio 1 BTC = 239.4 LTC
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# Exchange Pair Price Spread +2% Depth -2% Depth 24h Volume Volume % Last Traded Trust Score
1 LTC/USD
$43.77
43.775 USD
0.16% $1,054,491 $1,061,652
$1,688.40
38.570 LTC
0.00% Recently
2 LTC/USDT
$43.78
43.78 USDT
0.18% $1,215,187 $911,541
$337.04
7.699 LTC
0.00% Recently
3 LTC/USD
$43.81
43.81 USD
0.77% $1,817,849 $1,325,333
$866,562.54
19780.017 LTC
0.04% Recently
4 LTC/USD
$43.80
43.8038 USD
0.11% $753,023 $678,195
$14,952,864.55
341359.986 LTC
0.77% Recently
5
ZBG ZBG
LTC/USDT
$43.96
43.87 USDT
0.14% $797,199 $601,335
$5,989,584.92
136239.528 LTC
0.31% Recently
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Litecoin (Perpetual)

Exchange Symbol Price 24h Index Price Basis Spread Funding Rate Open Interest 24h Volume Last Traded
Binance (Futures) Binance (Futures) LTCUSDT $43.82 -8.1% 43.77 USDT -0.112% 0.12% 0.010% $13,293,016 $57,850,956.43 Recently
CoinTiger (Futures) CoinTiger (Futures) LTCUSDT $43.82 -8.0% 43.78 USDT -0.085% 0.12% 0.010% $13,279,150 $57,892,556.41 Recently
FTX (Derivatives) FTX (Derivatives) LTC-PERP $43.82 -7.9% 43.88 USD +0.133% 0.17% -0.046% $11,209,148 $13,780,694.61 Recently
OKEx (Futures) OKEx (Futures) LTC-USD-SWAP $43.83 -7.9% 43.8 USD -0.069% - -0.037% $9,253,390 $32,977,570.00 Recently
BitZ (Futures) BitZ (Futures) 5 $43.83 -8.1% 43.79 USD -0.091% 0.15% - $3,301,557 $28,874,258.15 Recently
BitMEX BitMEX LTCUSD $43.74 -8.2% 43.73 USD -0.034% 0.15% 0.010% $2,704,344 $6,214,636.63 Recently
Phemex (Futures) Phemex (Futures) LTCUSD $43.81 -7.8% 43.83 USD +0.036% 0.12% 0.010% $2,079,994 $13,020,565.00 Recently
Kraken (Futures) Kraken (Futures) PI_LTCUSD $43.78 -7.9% 43.8 USD +0.046% 0.12% -1.299% $1,086,038 $2,297,007.00 Recently
BitZ (Futures) BitZ (Futures) 105 $43.80 -8.0% 43.81 USDT +0.023% 0.14% - $918,390 $7,952,601.47 Recently
Hopex Hopex LTCUSDT $43.82 -7.9% 43.83 USDT -0.046% - - $799,563 $12,103,110.10 Recently
Bitforex (Futures) Bitforex (Futures) SWAP-USD-LTC $43.70 -8.1% 43.65 USD -0.108% 0.11% 0.000% $774,143 $4,432,883.00 Recently
MXC (Futures) MXC (Futures) LTC_USDT $43.82 -8.1% 43.81 USDT -0.014% 0.19% 0.034% $635,570 $3,705,683.94 Recently
Prime XBT Prime XBT LTC/BTC $43.54 -3.8% - - 2.33% - $588,215 $526,129.22 Recently
Prime XBT Prime XBT LTC/USD $43.85 -7.9% - - 2.22% - $491,455 $1,534,180.61 Recently
BTSE (Futures) BTSE (Futures) LTCPFC $43.65 -8.5% 43.83 USD +0.415% 0.34% - $245,237 $766,707.86 Recently
Gate.io (Futures) Gate.io (Futures) LTC_USD $43.74 -8.1% 43.79 USD +0.114% - 0.010% $219,915 $146,660.22 Recently
Binance (Futures) Binance (Futures) LTCUSD_PERP $43.75 -8.0% 43.79 USD +0.090% 0.11% 0.010% $202,610 $2,180,505.75 Recently
Huobi Futures Huobi Futures LTC-USD $43.79 -7.9% 43.8 USD +0.019% 0.12% -0.016% - $46,449,041.39 Recently
Biki (Futures) Biki (Futures) 10 $43.82 -8.1% 43.8 USDT -0.053% 0.11% 0.011% - $21,557,877.11 Recently
ZBG Futures ZBG Futures LTC_USDT $43.77 -7.8% - - - - - $6,376,305.40 Recently
HBTC (Futures) HBTC (Futures) LTC-SWAP-USDT $43.79 -7.9% 43.82 USDT +0.077% 0.17% 0.001% - $4,388,339.70 Recently
Bibox (Futures) Bibox (Futures) 4LTC_USDT $43.94 -7.9% - - 0.14% - - $1,309,360.51 Recently
Delta Exchange Delta Exchange LTCUSDT $43.68 -8.3% 43.64 USDT +0.011% 0.12% 0.010% - $512,558.69 Recently
HBTC (Futures) HBTC (Futures) LTC-SWAP $43.78 -7.9% 43.82 USDT +0.099% 0.14% -0.018% - $406,370.32 Recently
GMO Japan (Futures) GMO Japan (Futures) LTC_JPY $43.82 -7.7% - - 0.65% - - $274,029.27 Recently
Gate.io (Futures) Gate.io (Futures) LTC_USDT $43.62 -8.4% 43.83 USDT +0.481% - 0.010% - $273,265.39 Recently

Litecoin (Futures)

Exchange Symbol Price 24h Index Price Basis Spread Expires in Open Interest 24h Volume Last Traded
OKEx (Futures) OKEx (Futures) LTC-USD-201225 $44.03 -8.7% 43.59 USD -0.493% - 3 months $14,317,770 $92,413,020.00 Recently
BitMEX BitMEX LTCU20 $43.44 -3.5% 0.004172 XBT +0.530% 0.12% 3 days $9,454,062 $2,132,567.39 Recently
Huobi Futures Huobi Futures LTC_CQ $44.10 -8.6% 43.8 USD -0.691% 0.1% 3 months $8,446,310 $41,459,185.29 Recently
OKEx (Futures) OKEx (Futures) LTC-USD-200925 $43.81 -8.0% 43.8 USD -0.014% - 3 days $6,130,290 $24,251,670.00 Recently
Huobi Futures Huobi Futures LTC_CW $43.80 -7.9% 43.8 USD -0.004% 0.16% 3 days $4,755,500 $12,652,409.01 Recently
OKEx (Futures) OKEx (Futures) LTC-USD-210326 $44.39 -8.7% 43.67 USD -1.244% - 6 months $3,125,790 $13,930,720.00 Recently
OKEx (Futures) OKEx (Futures) LTC-USD-201002 $43.73 -8.1% 43.59 USD +0.203% - 10 days $2,009,400 $11,687,820.00 Recently
Huobi Futures Huobi Futures LTC_NW $43.73 -8.0% 43.8 USD +0.165% 0.14% 10 days $1,706,590 $4,512,114.62 Recently
BitMEX BitMEX LTCZ20 $43.18 -3.8% 0.004172 XBT +1.139% 0.12% 3 months $1,366,100 $1,515,444.03 Recently
Huobi Futures Huobi Futures LTC_NQ $44.39 -8.5% 43.8 USD -1.337% 0.13% 6 months $947,210 $4,171,196.74 Recently
FTX (Derivatives) FTX (Derivatives) LTC-0925 $43.40 -8.7% 43.81 USD +0.942% 0.19% 3 days $625,515 $1,699,287.35 Recently
BTSE (Futures) BTSE (Futures) LTCU20 $43.50 -8.0% 43.79 USD +0.672% 1.02% 3 days $62,875 $249,057.60 Recently
BTSE (Futures) BTSE (Futures) LTCZ20 $43.70 -9.1% 44.05 USD +0.809% 1.36% 3 months $28,775 $436,042.98 Recently
FTX (Derivatives) FTX (Derivatives) LTC-1225 $43.84 -8.8% 43.81 USD -0.068% 0.19% 3 months $18,673 $15,727.65 Recently
Kraken (Futures) Kraken (Futures) FI_LTCUSD_200925 $43.64 -8.5% 43.82 USD +0.412% 0.19% 3 days - $345,118.00 Recently
Kraken (Futures) Kraken (Futures) FI_LTCUSD_201225 $43.72 -9.1% 44 USD +0.640% 0.11% 3 months - $262,823.00 Recently

Misc Info

Genesis Date October 08, 2011 (almost 9 years)
Hashing Algorithm Scrypt
Hashrate N/A
Block Time 2.5 minutes
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What is Litecoin?

Litecoin (LTC) is a cryptocurrency that is largely similar to Bitcoin. Fundamentally, Litecoin is also a decentralized cryptocurrency which utilizes similar protocols as Bitcoin except for a few parameter tweaks. Much like Bitcoin, Litecoin also relies on proof-of-work for consensus and operates on a permissionless peer-to-peer network where users are able to transfer funds to one another without the need to rely on any central authority.

 

 

Who created Litecoin?


Charlie Lee during an interview with Coin Congress. Source: everipedia.org

Litecoin was created by Charlie Lee in October 2011 as a spinoff of Bitcoin, and is considered as one of the early alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins). Litecoin aims to be the “Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold” by taking on the best innovations of Bitcoin with a more lightweight approach to achieving Bitcoin’s noble goals.

The first block of the Litecoin network, or the Genesis Block, was mined on the 7th of October 2011.

What is Litecoins’ value?

Litecoin (LTC) is one of the top-10 cryptocurrencies, and is traded in over 300+ exchanges integrated with CoinGecko. The most common trading pairs are against Bitcoin (LTC/BTC) and Tether (LTC/USDT).

Much like Bitcoin, Litecoin also does not have a set exchange rate in the beginning, so its price is fully determined by the markets’ perceived value by supply & demand.

It is also worth noting that the block rewards of Litecoin follow the same halving schedule as Bitcoin, going from 50 LTC to 25 LTC, to 12.5 LTC and so on every 4 years. The next Litecoin halving is expected to happen sometime in 2023, where the block reward decreases from 12.5 LTC to 6.25 LTC per block.

How is Litecoin different from Bitcoin?

While Litecoin was created by cloning Bitcoin’s codebase, there are several key differences:

  1. Block time. The Litecoin Network targets a block time of 2.5 minutes, while the Bitcoin network targets a block time of 10 minutes. This means that transactions can confirm faster compared to Bitcoin, and the network has a higher throughput.

  2. Maximum supply. The Litecoin protocol states that there can be a maximum of 84 million Litecoin, while Bitcoin has a maximum supply of 21 million Bitcoin.

  3. Proof-of-Work Algorithm. Litecoin uses a different proof-of-work algorithm called Scrypt, while Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 algorithm. Scrypt is a memory-hard algorithm which was initially created to be ASIC-resistant.

  4. Address. Litecoin addresses start with either “L” for legacy, non-Segwit addresses or “M” for Segwit-enabled addresses. Bitcoin addresses start with either “1”, “3” or “bc1”.

Litecoin Development

Since its inception, Litecoin has closely followed Bitcoin closely. Litecoin’s core protocol updates are mostly based on Bitcoin’s core protocol updates. 

At the height of the scaling debate in 2017, Litecoin was the first among the top 5 proof-of-work cryptocurrencies to adopt Segwit in May 2017, with Bitcoin following a few months later in August 2017.

In 2019, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee announced that Litecoin will be planning for private transactions using the Mimblewimble protocol (popularized by Grin and Beam). Development is currently underway and it was announced that testnet is expected to be available some time in September 2020.

How can I mine Litecoin?

Litecoin uses the Scrypt algorithm, a memory-hard algorithm that was initially designed to be resistant to Application Specific Integrated Circuit miners (ASICs). However in 2014 the Litecoin network eventually became dominated by ASICs as manufacturers began making Scrypt ASICs that overpowered CPU and GPU miners.

Mining Litecoin currently requires ASICs from manufacturers such as Innosilicon. Profitability from mining can be estimated using sites such as WhatToMine or ASICMinerValue. Do not forget factors such as Litecoin’s price, miner efficiency, electrical prices and more!

How do I keep my Litecoin safe?

Much like owning Bitcoin - if you lose the private keys to the wallets holding your Litecoin, it is lost permanently and it is unlikely that you will be able to retrieve them. As a decentralized, permissionless cryptocurrency, it is unlikely that you will be able to retrieve your Litecoin if you ever send it to an unintended address so do take note of that as well. 

With that in mind, it is important to mitigate the risk of losing private keys or having your coins sent over to unintended recipients. Both can happen in the case of a computer compromised by malware or spywares, so it is important that you have sufficient measures to guard against that, such as using anti-virus softwares and practicing safe browsing habits (don’t click on suspicious links!).

Another additional measure that can help safeguard your cryptocurrencies is also to make use of hardware wallets such as Trezor and Ledger. These devices essentially isolate your private keys (a.k.a your Litecoin balance) onto an external device so that hackers do not have access to it without passphrases that only you as a user have.

It is important to note that properly securing cryptocurrencies is very much like being your own bank, and quite literally - if you lose access to your private keys without a backup, there is most likely no way to recover your funds. Make sure to always have backup copy (or copies) in secure & secret locations.

Are there any Litecoin Derivatives?

Yes, there are - the crypto derivatives market is heating up with many cryptocurrencies joining the scene. Litecoin is no exception and you can choose to trade Perpetual Swaps or Futures across many derivative exchanges such as BitMEX, Binance Futures, FTX and many more. Check out the full list of derivative products or derivative exchanges!

Where can I learn more about Litecoin (LTC)?

To learn more Litecoin, you may watch AltcoinBuzz's interview with Charlie Lee of Litecoin Foundation, here

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