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Criptomonedas:  5,517Mercados:  22,482Cap. de Mercado:  $253,798,967,895Volumen de 24 horas:  $100,446,508,509Dominio BTC:  65.9%
Cap. de Mercado:  $253,798,967,895Volumen de 24 horas:  $100,446,508,509Dominio BTC:  65.9%Criptomonedas:  5,517Mercados:  22,482

Litecoin (LTC)

$43.40 USD (2.28%)
0.00477091 BTC (-0.78%)
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  • Cap. de Mercado
    $2,813,672,935 USD
    309,273 BTC
  • Volumen (24h)
    $2,720,916,684 USD
    299,077 BTC
  • Acciones en circulación
    64,824,685 LTC
  • Acciones máximas
    84,000,000 LTC

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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.

Estadísticas de Litecoin

Litecoin Price$43.40 USD
Litecoin ROI
909.44%
Nivel de mercado#7
Cap. de Mercado$2,813,672,935 USD
Volumen de 24 horas$2,720,916,684 USD
Acciones en circulación64,824,685 LTC
Acciones totales64,824,685 LTC
Acciones máximas84,000,000 LTC
Máximos en todos los tiempos
$375.29 USD
(Dec 19, 2017)
Mínimos en todos los tiempos
$1.11 USD
(Jan 14, 2015)
Máximos/mínimos en 52 semanas
$146.43 USD /
$25.57 USD
Máximos/mínimos en 90 días
$63.77 USD /
$25.57 USD
Máximos/mínimos en 30 días
$50.92 USD /
$40.14 USD
Máximos/mínimos en 7 días
$44.58 USD /
$41.88 USD
Máximos/mínimos en 24 horas
$44.07 USD /
$42.31 USD
Máximos/mínimos de ayer
$43.01 USD /
$42.12 USD
Apertura/cierre de ayer
$42.93 USD /
$42.43 USD
Cambio de ayer$-0.495143 USD (-1.15%)
Volumen de ayer$2,475,471,673 USD
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