Market Cap: $204,435,873,089
Cryptos: 1,921
Market Cap: $204,435,873,089
24h Vol: $13,297,734,278
BTC Dominance: 54.67 %
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$57.988299 USD (7.5 %)
$0.008617 BTC (2.42 %)
Rank 7
Coin (Mineable)
Mkt. Cap.
$ 3,385,658,802
Circulating Supply
58,385,206
Vol. 24H
$294,850,771
Max Supply
84,000,000
All Time High
$375.29 ( Dec 19, 2017 )
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What is Litecoin

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.Litecoin is another cryptocurrency that rivals Bitcoin, within the same space of technology. The founders envisioned it to be the next silver to the gold [bitcoin], to create a perfect crypto-currency like Bitcoin with all it’s innovation and implementations of other alt-coins but none of their errors.

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Features & Technology

A modified version of the algorithm to mine Litecoin whilst mining Bitcoin which was originally meant to stop large hardware attacks by requiring huge amounts of memory, an alternative to SHA256.
To ensure that the miner traffic within the network does not consists of any bad actors the difficulty is automatically revised, giving every honest miners a chance, this was based off Namecoin’s mechanism.
Keeping away and securing the network from 51% attackers is a huge pain, Litecoin has solved that by the difficulty revision every 3.5 days but also with a larger hashrate of internal miners to deter from any attack.
Based off SolidCoins fast transfer and transactions, Litecoin was modelled to make a block within 2.5 minutes after the next block, which is quarter of compared to Bitcoin.
To mimic the trajectory of the growth of network and coins within the network like Bitcoin, new coins will be minted after mining blocks, keeping at a total of 50 Litecoin per block.

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Historical Data

Litecoin ICO Details

ICO START DATE
$4,483,613,582
ICO END DATE
$331,849,666
TOTAL RAISED
57,655,332 LTC

Litecoin Founding Team

Charlie Lee
Founder & Inventor
Xinxi Wang
LTCFoundation, Founding member & Director
Franklyn Richards
LTCFoundation, Founding Member | Director | Lead Designer

Litecoin News

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Sep
2018

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Litecoin [LTC] conducts stress test; takes 1 secon...

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Earlier this week, the Litecoin Foundation conducted a stress test for the Litecoin [LTC] network by sending 0.1 LTC to ...
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Sep
2018

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Charlie Lee Uncovers The Truth About Litecoin - Cr...

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Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin and The Litecoin Foundation has spoken out against the ‘fudsters’ that are spre...
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Sep
2018

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2018
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EFIN Token Distribution
"Start of EFIN token distribution to TPAY, LTC & XVG holders that participate in rewards program," by end of Q4 2018.
Added Jul 21, 2018