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Litecoin current price is $188.04.


Litecoin current price is $188.04 with a marketcap of $12.94 B. Its price is 2.98% up in last 24 hours.


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    Litecoin (LTC)
  • Live Price
    $188.04
  • 24h %
    2.98%
  • Market Cap
    $12.94 B
  • Volume
    $2.48 B
  • Available Supply
    68.78 M LTC
  • Rank
    16

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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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5 days remaining in Litecoin's 10-Year Anniversary Collection - One of One Collection | OpenSea - https://opensea.io/collection/litecoin-10year

Ours too, but where do we get the blue sunglasses?! 😎@TomCrownCrypto

#Litecoin #SundayFunday #Crypto #MWEB #OmniLite #Sunday #Litecoin10 #LitecoinFAM

*What is Litecoin's "MWEB?"*
Intro:
1) #Litecoin is closely approaching its second major deviation from Bitcoin--the first being Litecoin's implementation of SegWit prior to BTC in '17 and, the second being #MWEB (Mimblewimble Extension Blocks), which is nearing its release.

Log scale comparison of daily #LTC transaction count vs. #BTC transaction count

BTC seems to have plateaued over time & has been very consistent since the start of 2016 with an avg between 160k and 280k

LTC seems to have grown from just a few thousand per day to now 120-150k

Join us today celebrating “⚡️Litecoin’s 10th Anniversary ⚡️NFT Collection” with special guests live on #Clubhouse Today, Oct 15 at 10am PST - 5pm UTC http://clubhouse.com/event/P9W00j8e

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