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.

Market Analysis
Investors looking to gain LTC exposure using traditional equities are willing to pay a premium of more than 1,800% to buy it via Grayscale Litecoin Trust.
Litecoin is trading at a 1,800% premium via Grayscale's LTC trust — But why?
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
Open interest on Litecoin futures hit a record $584 million, a signal that institutional investors like Bitwise and Grayscale Investments are interested in the ...
Record $584M Litecoin futures open interest signals institutional inflow
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XRP’s fall from grace saw the asset briefly drop to the number five spot by market cap.
Litecoin briefly flips XRP as 4th largest crypto amid Ripple–SEC spat
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New Year Special
Bitcoin price remains in a strong uptrend and this presents a rosy outlook for BTC and many altcoins.
2021 price outlook: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, LINK, ADA, BNB, DOT, XLM
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Market Update
Bitcoin’s surge to $23,800 triggered strong rallies in large-cap altcoins like Litecoin and Dogecoin.
Litecoin, Dogecoin and large-cap altcoins rally as Bitcoin price hits $23.8K
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Price Analysis
Bitcoin and most major altcoins could consolidate for a few days before starting the next big move.
Price analysis 11/25: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LINK, LTC, ADA, DOT, BNB, XLM
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Market Update
Ether hits two-and-a-half-year highs and follows Bitcoin to reach significant psychological levels this week.
Ether hits $500 for the first time since June 2018, outperforming Bitcoin YTD
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