Cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC)
The price for Litecoin (LTC) cryptocurrency is currently 56.66 $ (15 min delay),
daily range of currency change is 54.80 - 56.94 .
Last 24 hours news: trading volume - 510.47M $, price variance +1.16% .
The highest trading volume belongs to the pair LTC/USDT at the Bitforex exchange
Project Website - http://litecoin.org
Explorer of transactions - https://blockchair.com/litecoin
Twitter Account - https://twitter.com/LTCFoundation
Chart Litecoin (LTC)
|Current price Litecoin (ltc)||56.66 $|
|Market Capitalization||4.00B $|
|Trading Volume last 24h||517.50M $|
|Minimum exchange rate (24h)||54.80 $|
|Maximum exchange rate (24h)||56.94 $|
|Market cap rank||№ 20|
|Absolute maximum||410.26 $|
|Absolute minimum||1.15 $|
|0.26%||66.02M $||2022-06-25 01:18:13|
|1%||60.83M $||2022-06-25 01:18:31|
|0.02%||41.24M $||2022-06-25 01:02:27|
|0.07%||24.49M $||2022-06-25 00:59:22|
|0.07%||22.41M $||2022-06-25 01:16:52|
What is Litecoin (LTC)
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.
Litecoin is a cryptocurrency that has evolved from Bitcoin after its own popularity in the industry, this alternative, or âaltcoinâ 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.
âWhile 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,â 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, Litecoinâs blocks would be larger, but with more âorphaned 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.