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Litecoin (LTC)

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What is Litecoin (LTC)?

Litecoin (LTC), a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was developed as a "lite" version of Bitcoin, is summarised above. It aims to offer a quicker and more affordable alternative to Bitcoin for commonplace transactions and has grown in popularity for its application in international trade.

The History of Litecoin

Litecoin was developed as an open-source project in 2011 by Charlie Lee, a former Google employee. With some significant differences, such as quicker block generation times and a different hashing algorithm (Scrypt), Lee created Litecoin to be broadly similar to Bitcoin while also having some key similarities. Due to its quicker transaction times and cheaper transaction fees when compared to Bitcoin, Litecoin has grown in popularity.

The Use Case of Litecoin

The Use Case for Litecoin: Litecoin and Bitcoin are very similar, and Litecoin is frequently referred to as the "digital silver" to Bitcoin's "digital gold." It acts as a type of digital money that can be used for online transactions, as a store of value, and for peer-to-peer transactions. Litecoin aims to offer a quicker and less expensive alternative to Bitcoin for routine transactions, making it better suited for everyday use and smaller purchases.

Additionally popularised as a tool for international money transfers, particularly cross-border ones, is litecoin. It is appealing for remittance and international transactions, where speed and cost-effectiveness are essential, due to its lower transaction fees and quicker block confirmation times.

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LTC Price Statistics

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Litecoin Price
$152.63
24H Low/24H High
$148.01/$156.92
7D Low/7D High
$93.23014/$110.84898
Trading Volume
$1,673,004,124.00
Market Cap Rank
#22
Market Cap
$11,380,733,982.00
Volume/Market Cap
$0.147003
All-Time High
$523.35 -70.78%
10 May 2021 (almost 3 years)
All-Time Low
$1.42 10,677.20%
14 Jan 2015 (about 9 years)
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