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Litecoin

LTC

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The CoinDesk 20 filters from the larger universe of thousands of cryptocurrencies and digital assets to define a core group of 20.

These assets constitute roughly 99% of the market by volume at eight of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges.

Price
$135.37
24 Hour % Change
-5.69%
Market Cap
$9.05B
Volume (24h)
$5.15B
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24 Hour Low
$132.67
24 Hour High
$146.83
Net change
$-8.17
24 Hour Open
$143.54
All time high
$360.66
Total Supply
66.87M
Returns (24H)
-5.69%
Returns (YTD)
7.28%
Volatility (30d)
1.30
Transaction Count (24h)
65,976
Average Transaction Fee (24h)
$0.027677
Value Transacted (24h)
$168.76M

About Litecoin

Category
Currency
Value proposition
Digital gold

Litecoin is a cryptocurrency launched in late 2011 by former Google and Coinbase engineer Charlie Lee. To create Litecoin, Lee copied the Bitcoin codebase, increased the total supply, and changed the speed at which new blocks are added to the blockchain. Only approximately 84 million litecoins will ever be created, quadruple the total bitcoin supply. Litecoin also creates new blocks every 2.5 minutes, four times faster than Bitcoin. The Litecoin investor and developer communities view the protocol as a complementary pseudo-testnet for Bitcoin and a “digital silver” to Bitcoin’s “digital gold”. The Litecoin foundation stewards the Litecoin project and finances Litecoin Core development.

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