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Market Cap:  $365,447,258,37124h Vol:  $85,589,791,881BTC Dominance:  60.5%Cryptocurrencies:  7,458Markets:  31,686
Litecoin

Litecoin (LTC)

$47.15 USD (-2.12%)
0.00394809 BTC (-3.89%)
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  • Market Cap
    $3,098,480,840 USD
    259,433 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $1,753,628,959 USD
    146,830 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    65,710,865 LTC
  • Max Supply
    84,000,000 LTC
  • Historical data for Litecoin

    Currency in USD
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    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Oct 19, 2020
    47.64
    48.50
    46.99
    48.10
    1,771,107,656
    3,160,267,220
    Oct 18, 2020
    47.06
    47.88
    46.97
    47.62
    2,636,565,895
    3,128,435,828
    Oct 17, 2020
    47.75
    47.75
    46.75
    47.05
    2,169,301,016
    3,090,962,057
    Oct 16, 2020
    49.53
    49.90
    46.21
    47.69
    2,331,529,601
    3,132,624,928
    Oct 15, 2020
    49.83
    50.25
    49.06
    49.49
    2,340,485,565
    3,250,355,736
    Oct 14, 2020
    50.01
    50.98
    49.42
    49.85
    2,213,563,866
    3,273,382,395
    Oct 13, 2020
    50.68
    50.68
    49.13
    49.94
    2,177,774,803
    3,279,211,860
    Oct 12, 2020
    50.62
    51.52
    49.54
    50.74
    2,646,408,249
    3,331,555,081
    Oct 11, 2020
    48.91
    51.24
    48.87
    50.73
    2,601,103,257
    3,330,028,818
    Oct 10, 2020
    47.78
    50.41
    47.78
    48.92
    2,781,995,604
    3,211,040,248
    Oct 09, 2020
    47.26
    48.22
    46.80
    47.88
    1,801,988,013
    3,142,469,225
    Oct 08, 2020
    46.64
    47.50
    45.87
    47.24
    1,445,771,028
    3,100,068,211
    Oct 07, 2020
    46.02
    46.88
    45.38
    46.67
    1,261,306,261
    3,062,712,307
    Oct 06, 2020
    46.36
    48.07
    45.76
    46.02
    1,898,987,866
    3,019,797,670
    Oct 05, 2020
    46.74
    47.01
    45.77
    46.38
    1,370,928,815
    3,042,814,785
    Oct 04, 2020
    45.66
    46.99
    45.49
    46.75
    1,212,072,761
    3,066,876,115
    Oct 03, 2020
    44.99
    46.07
    44.91
    45.65
    1,136,535,215
    2,994,564,796
    Oct 02, 2020
    46.28
    46.91
    44.02
    44.98
    1,802,776,660
    2,950,085,265
    Oct 01, 2020
    46.23
    48.42
    45.78
    46.28
    1,537,701,155
    3,035,272,449
    Sep 30, 2020
    45.72
    46.61
    45.53
    46.28
    1,107,615,079
    3,035,027,260
    Sep 29, 2020
    45.25
    45.81
    45.10
    45.70
    985,360,576
    2,996,289,346
    Sep 28, 2020
    46.06
    46.91
    45.22
    45.27
    1,157,658,930
    2,967,951,482
    Sep 27, 2020
    46.05
    46.48
    44.89
    46.01
    995,464,294
    3,016,098,329
    Sep 26, 2020
    45.98
    46.43
    45.43
    46.13
    1,001,047,365
    3,023,670,012
    Sep 25, 2020
    45.05
    46.44
    44.20
    46.01
    1,159,558,918
    3,015,294,450
    Sep 24, 2020
    43.04
    45.15
    42.75
    44.96
    1,129,884,292
    2,946,301,291
    Sep 23, 2020
    44.57
    45.01
    42.74
    43.04
    1,330,940,959
    2,820,223,523
    Sep 22, 2020
    43.36
    44.77
    43.12
    44.55
    1,078,696,494
    2,918,394,264
    Sep 21, 2020
    47.13
    47.65
    42.54
    43.39
    1,923,483,523
    2,842,432,912
    Sep 20, 2020
    48.67
    48.67
    46.43
    47.10
    1,033,913,350
    3,085,167,468

About Litecoin

Litecoin price today is $47.15 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $1,753,628,959 USD. Litecoin is down 2.12% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #10, with a market cap of $3,098,480,840 USD. It has a circulating supply of 65,710,865 LTC coins and a max. supply of 84,000,000 LTC coins. You can find the top exchanges to trade Litecoin listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is Litecoin?

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency created by Charlie Lee, a former Google employee, in 2011. The cryptocurrency was created based on the Bitcoin protocol, but it differs in terms of the hashing algorithm used, hard cap, block transaction times and a few other factors. Litecoin was released via an open-source client on GitHub on Oct. 7, 2011, and the Litecoin Network went live five days later on Oct. 13, 2011.

Lee's intention behind Litecoin was to create a "lite version of Bitcoin," and its developers have always stated that Litecoin can be seen as the "silver" to Bitcoin's "gold." Litecoin differs from Bitcoin in its prioritization of transaction confirmation speed, which is about 2.5 minutes per block. However, Litecoin users may have to wait up to around 30 minutes for their transaction to be processed due to network congestion.

Litecoin is accepted at a variety of merchants, you can see an updated list on the Litecoin Foundation's website.

How Do You Mine Litecoin?

Unlike Bitcoin, Litecoin uses the memory intensive Scrypt proof of work mining algorithm. Scrypt allows consumer-grade hardware such as GPU to mine those coins, meaning that you can still mine Litecoin on a Mac or on Windows either solo or via a pool, something no longer possible for Bitcoin mining. Scrypt, by design, is more accessible for users that want to mine via CPUs or GPU, as ASIC-based mining rigs are not suitable for Litecoin mining.

In the beginning, Litecoin block rewards were 50 Litecoin, but the block reward was halved in 2015 to 25, and will continue to halve until its hard cap of 84 million Litecoin is reached.

Where Can You Store Litecoin?

Litecoin can be stored like most cryptocurrencies either on an exchange or in a cold or hot storage wallet.

How Can You Buy Litecoin?

You can buy Litecoin at any exchange that supports the cryptocurrency. For the latest list of exchanges and trading pairs for this cryptocurrency, click on our market pairs tab. Remember to do your own research before choosing an exchange.

Litecoin Price

Litecoin Price$47.15 USD
Litecoin ROI
996.63%
Market Rank#10
Market Cap$3,098,480,840 USD
24 Hour Volume$1,753,628,959 USD
Circulating Supply65,710,865 LTC
Total Supply65,710,865 LTC
Max Supply84,000,000 LTC
All Time High
$375.29 USD
(Dec 19, 2017)
All Time Low
$1.11 USD
(Jan 14, 2015)
52 Week High / Low
$83.69 USD /
$25.57 USD
90 Day High / Low
$68.52 USD /
$42.54 USD
30 Day High / Low
$51.52 USD /
$42.54 USD
7 Day High / Low
$50.98 USD /
$46.21 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$48.44 USD /
$46.69 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$48.50 USD /
$46.99 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$47.64 USD /
$48.10 USD
Yesterday's Change$0.457457 USD (0.96%)
Yesterday's Volume$1,771,107,656 USD
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