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Market Cap:  $352,469,838,06224h Vol:  $94,683,722,949BTC Dominance:  57.5%Cryptocurrencies:  7,108Markets:  29,509

Litecoin (LTC)

$48.23 USD (-0.85%)
0.00440156 BTC (-0.94%)
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  • Market Cap
    $3,158,552,670 USD
    288,245 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $1,992,564,551 USD
    181,838 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    65,486,982 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
    Sep 18, 2020
    48.83
    49.08
    47.79
    48.46
    1,135,775,840
    3,173,679,301
    Sep 17, 2020
    47.98
    49.48
    47.88
    48.88
    1,701,721,113
    3,200,475,070
    Sep 16, 2020
    48.46
    48.79
    47.47
    47.93
    1,674,030,602
    3,138,328,709
    Sep 15, 2020
    49.12
    50.14
    48.35
    48.39
    1,663,112,038
    3,167,891,971
    Sep 14, 2020
    48.05
    49.94
    47.44
    49.09
    1,786,276,098
    3,213,367,490
    Sep 13, 2020
    50.76
    50.93
    47.53
    48.07
    1,785,910,878
    3,145,983,705
    Sep 12, 2020
    49.06
    51.22
    48.67
    50.82
    1,588,978,329
    3,325,687,817
    Sep 11, 2020
    48.72
    49.41
    47.40
    49.09
    1,835,173,089
    3,212,303,729
    Sep 10, 2020
    47.92
    49.38
    47.90
    48.72
    2,001,211,524
    3,187,527,096
    Sep 09, 2020
    47.38
    48.85
    46.70
    47.90
    1,828,181,736
    3,133,588,725
    Sep 08, 2020
    48.81
    49.30
    46.20
    47.38
    2,314,205,963
    3,099,602,851
    Sep 07, 2020
    48.03
    49.07
    45.62
    48.77
    2,235,340,013
    3,189,892,800
    Sep 06, 2020
    47.60
    48.90
    46.62
    48.05
    2,075,916,067
    3,142,675,722
    Sep 05, 2020
    50.62
    51.32
    46.15
    47.59
    2,831,766,570
    3,111,962,365
    Sep 04, 2020
    47.78
    52.33
    47.19
    50.61
    2,851,271,830
    3,309,267,726
    Sep 03, 2020
    58.01
    58.53
    47.06
    47.77
    2,765,272,845
    3,123,351,779
    Sep 02, 2020
    62.87
    63.07
    57.14
    58.10
    2,790,169,260
    3,797,966,400
    Sep 01, 2020
    61.11
    64.18
    60.39
    62.88
    2,717,986,649
    4,110,169,776
    Aug 31, 2020
    62.84
    63.49
    60.75
    61.11
    2,561,891,272
    3,994,085,080
    Aug 30, 2020
    57.21
    62.80
    57.17
    62.73
    2,759,602,454
    4,099,231,860
    Aug 29, 2020
    57.44
    58.23
    57.13
    57.29
    2,006,047,086
    3,743,728,945
    Aug 28, 2020
    56.10
    58.17
    55.57
    57.35
    2,206,041,301
    3,747,428,403
    Aug 27, 2020
    58.30
    59.16
    54.80
    56.04
    2,212,235,187
    3,661,200,919
    Aug 26, 2020
    58.44
    58.99
    57.21
    58.36
    2,067,102,732
    3,812,133,909
    Aug 25, 2020
    62.22
    62.34
    57.27
    58.58
    2,625,416,624
    3,826,259,089
    Aug 24, 2020
    60.62
    62.82
    60.27
    62.20
    2,490,426,542
    4,062,179,119
    Aug 23, 2020
    60.26
    61.49
    58.34
    60.62
    2,315,616,100
    3,958,807,136
    Aug 22, 2020
    59.36
    60.46
    58.29
    60.31
    2,317,942,996
    3,937,965,763
    Aug 21, 2020
    62.91
    63.65
    59.17
    59.38
    2,911,090,515
    3,876,858,022
    Aug 20, 2020
    62.02
    63.53
    61.28
    62.97
    2,801,314,591
    4,110,648,055
    Aug 19, 2020
    65.55
    66.97
    59.57
    62.00
    3,345,972,244
    4,047,380,317

About Litecoin

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$48.23 USD
Litecoin ROI
1,021.71%
Market Rank#10
Market Cap$3,158,552,670 USD
24 Hour Volume$1,992,564,551 USD
Circulating Supply65,486,982 LTC
Total Supply65,486,982 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 /
$40.66 USD
30 Day High / Low
$68.52 USD /
$47.63 USD
7 Day High / Low
$64.18 USD /
$47.63 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$64.18 USD /
$47.63 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$49.08 USD /
$47.79 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$48.83 USD /
$48.46 USD
Yesterday's Change$-0.365460 USD (-0.75%)
Yesterday's Volume$1,135,775,840 USD
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