Litecoin News

The Litecoin cryptocurrency is a fork of the Bitcoin codebase that was positioned as “a silver to Bitcoin’s gold.” It was created by former Google and Coinbase engineer Charlie Lee in 2011. 

While similar to Bitcoin in terms of tech and monetary policy, even featuring its own periodic halving of its supply schedule, Litecoin features some core changes such as block times that are four times longer and a supply cap that is four times as large compared with BTC.

One key technical difference Litecoin has with Bitcoin is its mining algorithm, Scrypt, which makes it easier for users to generate hashes with commonly available hardware and participate in the mining process.

In June 2017, Charle Lee left his position at Coinbase to commit to Litecoin full time and is currently head of the Litecoin Foundation, which stewards and finances Litecoin ecosystem development.

Altcoin Watch
Litecoin price is up today, mirroring a broader crypto market rebound ahead of this week's Fed rate decision.
Why is Litecoin price up today?
Yashu Gola
Price Analysis
Bitcoin and most major altcoins are reeling under intense selling, and charts suggest that the market sell-off is not complete.
Price analysis 8/18: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, MATIC, LTC
Rakesh Upadhyay
Price Analysis
Markets continue to slump, giving advantage to the bears and hinting at a trend change to the downside.
Price analysis 8/16: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, SOL, MATIC, LTC, DOT
Rakesh Upadhyay
Altcoin Watch
Litecoin's price is down today, partly due to the "sell the news" sentiment following its Aug. 2 halving.
Why is Litecoin’s price down today?
Yashu Gola
Price Analysis
After the Aug. 11 Bitcoin ETF decision delay, BTC’s boring price action looks set to carry on through the weekend.
Price analysis 8/11: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, SOL, MATIC, LTC, DOT
Rakesh Upadhyay
Price Analysis
Bitcoin’s sharp recovery to $30,000 proves that bulls are buying BTC and altcoins at lower support levels.
Price analysis 8/9: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, SOL, MATIC, LTC, DOT
Rakesh Upadhyay
Price Analysis
Bitcoin’s failure to rebound off strong support may open further downside, as bears may be tempted to sell.
Price analysis 8/7: SPX, DXY, BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, SOL, LTC
Rakesh Upadhyay
Price Analysis
Bitcoin continues to range trade, and altcoin traders are starting to view BTC’s price consolidation as a positive sign for the rest of the crypto market.
Price analysis 8/4: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, SOL, MATIC, LTC, DOT
Rakesh Upadhyay

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