Market Cap
$7,624,708,592.20
Volume (24 H)
$678,741,198.78
LTC with marketcap of BTC
$10,307.7966
Litecoin / U.S. Dollar Tweet Timeline of TheEuroSniper

LTC Sentiment Score of TheEuroSniper

Tweets

@TheEuroSniper

Our partner @ZKPanther's collaboration with @FlareNetworks is expanding into its canary network, Songbird. FlareNetworks is already bringing Turing complete smart contract capability to $DOGE $XRP $XLM & $LTC Songbird (Think to the role $KSM plays within #Polkadot ) https://t.co/wC9M8fDnic

Nov. 22, 2021, 12:14 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

Interested to long $ETH $1,242 area. $BTC and $LTC not finished correcting IMO

Feb. 23, 2021, 11:48 a.m.

@TheEuroSniper

Pay more attention to $ALTS that were strong 💪 Heres a few to have on your radar 👁️ $DOT $ATOM $LTC - $HTR $SHR $DERO

Feb. 23, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

@TheEuroSniper

And again $LTC 💪💪💪

Feb. 17, 2021, 11:58 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$LTC ✅

Feb. 17, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$LTC LFG... $320 ⏰ $400 ⏰ $560 ⏰ https://t.co/t2UGHMXr2e

Feb. 17, 2021, 8:43 a.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$LTC I'm so ready 💪

Feb. 15, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$LTC I longed my longs a few days ago. Today i longed those longs. $320 ⏰ $400 ⏰ $560 ⏰ https://t.co/WxsuWWxUza

Feb. 15, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$BTC.D I've closed all $BTC paired trades for the moment except $ATOM, will reload on that 1 after taking plenty of profit. $LTC | $BTC is of great interest though depending on WC Expecting #bitcoin to run hard if price is accepted above 50K and a large spike in DOM 67-71 area https://t.co/1DrCkvYNPR

Feb. 14, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$ETH vs $LTC $LTC vs $ETH https://t.co/ry2IngXa7M

Feb. 13, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$ETH vs $LTC $LTC vs $ETH https://t.co/ry2IngXa7M

Feb. 13, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

@TheEuroSniper

$LTC | $USDT Looking heavy IMO and likely to wick into green. https://t.co/6YUdd4n6pN

Jan. 27, 2021, 11:38 a.m.

About Litecoin

What Is Litecoin (LTC)?

Litecoin (LTC) is a cryptocurrency that was designed to provide fast, secure and low-cost payments by leveraging the unique properties of blockchain technology.

To learn more about this project, check out our deep dive of Litecoin.

The cryptocurrency was created based on the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol, but it differs in terms of the hashing algorithm used, hard cap, block transaction times and a few other factors. Litecoin has a block time of just 2.5 minutes and extremely low transaction fees, making it suitable for micro-transactions and point-of-sale payments.

Litecoin was released via an open-source client on GitHub on Oct. 7, 2011, and the Litecoin Network went live five days later on Oct. 13, 2011. Since then, it has exploded in both usage and acceptance among merchants and has counted among the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization for most of its existence.

The cryptocurrency was created by Charlie Lee, a former Google employee, who intended Litecoin to be a "lite version of Bitcoin," in that it features many of the same properties as Bitcoin—albeit lighter in weight.

Who Are the Founders of Litecoin?

As we previously touched on, Litecoin was founded by Charlie Lee, an early cryptocurrency adopter and a name held in high regard in the cryptocurrency industry.

Charlie Lee, also known as “Chocobo,” is an early Bitcoin miner and computer scientist, who was a former software engineer for Google. In addition, Charlie Lee held the role of director of engineering at Coinbase between 2015 and 2017 before moving on to other ventures.

Today, Charlie Lee is an outspoken advocate of cryptocurrencies and is the managing director of the Litecoin Foundation—a non-profit organization that works alongside the Litecoin Core Development team to help advance Litecoin.

Besides Lee, the Litecoin Foundation also includes three other individuals on the board of directors: Xinxi Wang, Alan Austin and Zing Yang — all of which are accomplished in their own right.

What Makes Litecoin Unique?

Behind Bitcoin, Litecoin is the second most popular pure cryptocurrency. This success can be largely attributed to its simplicity and clear utility benefits.

As of January 2021, Litecoin is one of the most widely accepted cryptocurrencies, and more than 2,000 merchants and stores now accept LTC across the globe.

Its main benefit comes from its speed and cost-effectiveness. Litecoin transactions are typically confirmed in just minutes, and transaction fees are nearly negligible. This makes it an attractive alternative to Bitcoin in developing countries, where transaction fees may be the deciding factor on which cryptocurrency to support.

In late 2020, Litecoin also saw the release of the MimbleWimble (MW) testnet, which is used to test Mimblewimble-based confidential transactions on Litecoin. Once this feature is available on the mainnet, Litecoin users will also benefit from greatly enhanced privacy and fungibility.

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Check out Bitcoin (BTC) — the original cryptocurrency.

Check out Nano (NANO) — another lightweight, fast cryptocurrency.

Get up to date with the latest Litecoin updates and discussion.

Want to keep track of Litecoin price live? Download the CoinMarketCap mobile app!

Check out CoinMarketCap Alexandria for the latest cryptocurrency news and educational deep dives.

How Many Litecoin (LTC) Coins Are There in Circulation?

Like most proof-of-work (POW) cryptocurrencies, the amount of Litecoin in circulation gradually increases with each newly mined block.

As of January 2021, 66.245 million LTC have already been mined out of a total maximum supply of 84 million. The Litecoin Foundation recently estimated it will be well over 100 years until Litecoin reaches full dilution (around the year 2140) — since the number of LTC mined per block decreases every four years as part of the block reward halving schedule.

Around 500,000 LTC was instamined on day one after the LTC genesis block was mined and Charlie Lee and presumably other early Litecoin developers were among the first miners.

Despite this, as a fairly distributed asset, the Litecoin developers or Charlie Lee do not receive any direct profits from the operation of Litecoin—other than anything they may earn as part of the regular mining process.

When Litecoin listed on several markets in 2011, the Litecoin price hit $0.30. Then, from November to December 2013, it went on a massive bull run, with Litecoin price hitting a high of $44.73. However, the bear market and Mt. Gox hack caused Litecoin prices to crash in 2014, and prices consolidated within the $2 to $4 range for several years. In November and December of 2017, Litecoin price rallied over 500% to $358.34, on the back of the crypto bull market. Litecoin price hit an all-time high in May 2021, in the latest crypto bull run, which saw it reach $386.45 on May 9, 2021.

How Is the Litecoin Network Secured?

As a blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Litecoin is secured by incredibly strong cryptographic defenses — making it practically impossible to crack.

Like Bitcoin and several other cryptocurrencies, Litecoin uses the PoW consensus algorithm to ensure transactions are confirmed quickly and without errors. The combined strength of the Litecoin mining network prevents double-spends and a range of other attacks, while ensuring the network has 100% uptime.

Where Can You Buy Litecoin (LTC)?

Litecoin is one of the few cryptocurrencies with a wide variety of fiat trading pairs, and can be exchanged for U.S. dollars (USD), Korean won (KRW), euros (EUR) and more when you buy Litecoin. Some of the most prominent names include Huobi Global, Binance, Coinbase Pro, OKEx and Kraken.

Litecoin is one of the few cryptocurrencies with a wide variety of fiat trading pairs, and can be exchanged for U.S. dollars (USD), Korean won (KRW), euros (EUR) and more.

To check Litecoin price live in the fiat currency of your choice, you can use CoinMarketCap’s converter feature directly on the Litecoin currency page. Alternatively, use the dedicated exchange rate converter page. Popular Litecoin price pairs include: LTC/USD, LTC/GBP, LTC/KRW and LTC/EUR.

Latest News On Litecoin

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Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:02:00 GMT

Cryptocurrency Prices On January 27 2021: Know The Rate Of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dogecoin And Other Cryptocurrencies: - ABP Live

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Thu, 27 Jan 2022 09:47:16 GMT

2 Top Cryptocurrencies to Buy Now and Hold for the Next Decade - Motley Fool

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Sat, 22 Jan 2022 11:30:00 GMT

New Senate Bill would make Bitcoin legal tender in Arizona - KGUN

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28th Jan Updates: Solana, Litecoin, Avalanche, Matic, Cardano, Bitgert & Centcex - Analytics Insight

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Best Bitcoin sportsbooks and betting sites that accept cryptocurrency - Sportskeeda

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Top 5 Cryptocurrency Exchange Script | Start Your Crypto Trading Business in 2022 - Finextra

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Cryptocurrency Prices On January 26 2021: Know The Rate Of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dogecoin And Other Cryptocurrencies: - ABP Live

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Boost the Cryptocurrency Market to Reach USD 1,902.5 Million by 2028 - Yahoo Finance

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