Market Cap: $207,522,986,630
Cryptos: 2,105
Market Cap: $207,522,986,630
24h Vol: $11,124,873,031
BTC Dominance: 53.8827 %
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$52.966963 USD (0.06 %)
$0.008208 BTC (1.35 %)
Rank 7
Coin (Mineable)
Mkt. Cap.
$ 3,114,031,141
Circulating Supply
58,791,952
Vol. 24H
$284,748,857
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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Oct
2018

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2018

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Upcoming Litecoin Events

31
Dec
2018
Litecoin (LTC)

(Airdrop )

"Start of EFIN token distribution to TPAY, LTC & XVG holders that participate in rewards program," by end of Q4 2018.
Added Jul 21, 2018
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Jan
2019
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Second annual CHAINERS Blockchain Week from Jan 14-18.
Added Oct 11, 2018