Litecoin

Litecoin Price

(LTC)
$44.05 (-0.44%)
Rank #7
Market Cap$2,839,226,794 USD
24h Volume$3,783,504,006 USD (9.07%)
Circulating Supply64,449,952 LTC
Total Supply64,449,952 LTC

Litecoin Price Chart

What Is Litecoin's Price Today?

Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $44.05 USD, increasing by 9.07% since yesterday. Litecoin has traded $3,783,504,006 USD in the last 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) is the #7 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of April 06, 2020, with a market cap of $2,839,226,794 USD.

What Is Litecoin Cryptocurrency (LTC)?

If Bitcoin is digital gold then Litecoin is digital silver. At least, that’s what some people in the crypto community say. Whether that narrative plays out in the long term remains to be see. Litecoin, however, does have a few things going for it.

To start, Litecoin uses Bitcoin’s source code. A few changes were made (more on that later) but by and large, Bitcoin and Litecoin are built on the same code. So just as there have been no glaring flaws that have crippled Bitcoin, Litecoin has not had any major problems either.

The major difference between the two coins is confirmation time. On average Bitcoin confirmation times (how long it takes a new block to be created) are ten minutes. For Litecoin the confirmation times are only two-and-a-half minutes.

Faster blocks means transactions are settled faster, making Litecoin more suitable for day to day purchases.

Also, it’s interesting to note that Litecoin in 2011, not long after Bitcoin. That makes it one of the oldest crypto coins on the market. In that time the Litecoin price has fluctuated wildly but the coin has consistently been in the top 10 for market cap. The Litecoin market cap is often similar to that of Bitcoin Cash’s.

Litecoin also differs from Bitcoin in that Satoshi Nakamoto (the creator of Bitcoin) has never been identified and he/she/they long ago disappeared from the crypto ecosystem.

Litecoin, however, was created by , a talented programmer who is still active in Litecoin’s development. Lee is not immune to controversy, however.

In December of 2017 when the price of Litecoin was at an all-time high, Lee announced that he was . Timing wise it was a brilliant move, however, it left many Litecoin investors feeling somewhat betrayed.

How Does Litecoin Work?

Both Bitcoin and Litecoin use a POW (Proof of Work) consensus mechanism, although Litecoin’s is tweaked somewhat in an attempt to make it harder for ASIC miners to dominate those with less powerful rigs.

That has helped to make Litecoin easier to mine for the average person, however, large mining operations still hold a majority of the hashpower. Fixing this problem is incredibly difficult and even Monero, which to throw off ASIC miners, still hasn’t quite solved it.

Another interesting design of Litecoin, one that may help to explain the difference between the BTC and LTC price, is the number of possible coins. As everyone knows, there will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin. Litecoin, on the other hand, can have up to .

It’s hard to say where the Litecoin price will be in five or ten years. The problem it seems is that, apart from longevity, Litecoin doesn’t really do anything special. and are faster, is more secure, has smart contracts, etc.

Still, Litecoin may have found its niche as digital silver and the LTC/USD price may remain high for years to come. We’re still in the early years of crypto and nobody knows what’s going to happen. Still, if history is any judge then the Litecoin price could easily exceed its old all time high.

How Many Litecoin Coins Are There?

There are currently 64,449,952 Litecoin coins circulating out of a max supply of 84,000,000.

Buying/Selling Litecoin On Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Litecoin is trading on 572 markets. In the last 24 hours, Litecoin was most traded on Bilaxy, Fatbtc, and BitForex. The most traded Litecoin pairs in the last 24 hours are LTC/USDT, LTC/BTC, and LTC/ETH.

How To Buy Litecoin (LTC): Where To Buy Litecoin In 2020?

Litecoin Markets

#ExchangeMarketVolume (24hr)
Price
Volume %
1BitForexLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$332,673,026
332,930,483 USDT
$44.378.08%
2FatbtcLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$306,756,946
306,994,346 USDT
$43.737.45%
3BilaxyLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$273,194,545
273,482,276 USDT
$44.226.64%
4BKEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$205,787,687
205,946,947 USDT
$44.355%
5MXCLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$203,671,983
203,886,493 USDT
$44.334.95%
6BilaxyLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$166,634,015
23,203 BTC
$44.174.05%
7CoinEggLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$143,149,629
19,933 BTC
$43.493.48%
8TOKOKLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$133,094,375
133,197,377 USDT
$44.653.23%
9CoinealLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$131,009,769
18,243 BTC
$44.223.18%
10CoinealLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$114,132,251
114,252,456 USDT
$44.302.77%
11EXXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$106,623,318
106,705,834 USDT
$42.562.59%
12FatbtcLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$92,618,118
12,897 BTC
$44.012.25%
13DcoinLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$80,387,109
80,449,321 USDT
$44.351.95%
14EtherFlyerLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$74,493,690
74,572,148 USDT
$44.321.81%
15TAGZLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$71,419,921
436,035 ETH
$44.091.74%
16TAGZLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$64,026,955
64,094,389 USDT
$44.221.56%
17TAGZLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$63,942,856
8,904 BTC
$44.151.55%
18LATOKENLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$62,957,485
63,023,793 USDT
$44.501.53%
19HotbitLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$61,991,788
62,057,078 USDT
$44.321.51%
20SistemkoinLTC/TRY
4 minutes ago
$59,275,728
402,138,397 TRY
$44.661.44%
21BCEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$56,677,610
56,721,473 USDT
$36.671.38%
22BKEXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$50,076,261
6,973 BTC
$44.221.22%
23LATOKENLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$49,228,242
6,855 BTC
$44.441.2%
24IDCMLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$47,033,826
47,070,226 USDT
$44.381.14%
25Cat.ExLTC/TRX
4 minutes ago
$43,508,801
3,229,450,072 TRX
$44.241.06%
26PayBitoLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$40,560,509
5,648 BTC
$44.380.99%
27FolgoryLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$38,442,983
5,353 BTC
$44.090.93%
28CoinBeneLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$37,323,298
37,352,182 USDT
$44.350.91%
29BiKiLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$36,866,219
36,905,046 USDT
$44.330.9%
30DigiFinexLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$35,424,267
35,451,682 USDT
$44.340.86%
31P2PB2BLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$34,920,699
34,920,699 USD
$44.340.85%
32P2PB2BLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$32,901,913
32,927,376 USDT
$44.210.8%
33BitZLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$32,456,647
32,481,765 USDT
$44.310.79%
34BiboxLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$31,958,751
31,983,484 USDT
$44.350.78%
35DOBI ExchangeLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$31,249,185
4,351 BTC
$44.230.76%
36PayBitoLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$30,800,921
188,111 ETH
$44.230.75%
37CoinEggLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$30,399,219
30,422,745 USDT
$44.270.74%
38HooLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$29,919,550
29,951,062 USDT
$44.390.73%
39CoinBeneLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$29,102,945
4,053 BTC
$44.220.71%
40ZB.COMLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$29,026,073
29,048,537 USDT
$44.370.71%
41SistemkoinLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$29,008,934
29,031,384 USDT
$44.400.7%
42BinanceLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$27,768,410
27,789,901 USDT
$44.350.67%
43EcxxLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$27,132,296
27,160,872 USDT
$44.340.66%
44PayBitoLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$23,022,935
23,022,935 USD
$44.510.56%
45CoinsbitLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$22,900,695
22,924,814 USDT
$44.300.56%
46VinDAXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$22,480,816
22,504,493 USDT
$44.350.55%
47BinanceLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$21,344,885
21,367,366 USDT
$44.380.52%
48CoinsbitLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$21,071,469
2,934 BTC
$44.220.51%
49IDCMLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$21,048,383
2,931 BTC
$44.140.51%
50Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$20,869,543
20,885,694 USDT
$44.340.51%
51ExratesLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$20,398,800
20,398,800 USD
$44.390.5%
52ExratesLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$19,633,548
19,648,743 USDT
$44.330.48%
53BitrueLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$19,440,131
19,455,176 USDT
$44.340.47%
54HitBTCLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$19,416,971
19,431,998 USDT
$44.310.47%
55Bitcoin.comLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$19,411,554
19,431,998 USDT
$44.300.47%
56DOBI ExchangeLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$18,620,515
18,634,926 USDT
$44.340.45%
57CoinsbitLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$18,502,445
18,502,445 USD
$44.330.45%
58OKExLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$17,662,800
17,662,800 USD
$44.470.43%
59CoinsbitLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$17,474,816
106,724 ETH
$44.100.42%
60OKExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$17,038,445
17,051,631 USDT
$44.350.41%
61RfinexLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$16,122,945
16,139,926 USDT
$44.180.39%
62BitMartLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$15,755,458
15,767,651 USDT
$44.350.38%
63TOPBTCLTC/CNY
4 minutes ago
$15,659,058
111,058,738 CNY
$38.690.38%
64TOKOKLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$15,406,457
94,092 ETH
$44.100.37%
65TOKOKLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$14,767,110
2,056 BTC
$44.350.36%
66BiboxLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$14,201,144
1,977 BTC
$44.220.35%
67SistemkoinLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$13,650,367
1,901 BTC
$41.690.33%
68CoinlimLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$12,542,048
12,555,258 USDT
$44.260.3%
69BitAssetLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$11,664,843
11,677,129 USDT
$44.300.28%
70BitAssetLTC/TWD
4 minutes ago
$11,210,345
338,748,604 TWD
$44.410.27%
71Coinbase ProLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$11,100,043
11,100,043 USD
$44.370.27%
72HotbitLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$10,989,837
67,118 ETH
$43.590.27%
73CoinExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$9,604,752
9,612,185 USDT
$44.320.23%
74BiboxLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$9,477,617
57,883 ETH
$44.080.23%
75HubiLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$9,433,054
1,314 BTC
$44.220.23%
76FinexboxLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$9,263,973
1,290 BTC
$44.960.23%
77Cat.ExLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$9,242,305
1,287 BTC
$44.200.22%
78BHEXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,694,064
1,211 BTC
$44.240.21%
79BiKiLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,401,507
1,170 BTC
$44.270.2%
80VinDAXLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$8,026,571
49,021 ETH
$44.920.2%
81OmgfinLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$7,528,726
1,048 BTC
$44.280.18%
82VinDAXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$7,222,178
1,006 BTC
$43.400.18%
83DragonEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$7,045,322
7,050,774 USDT
$44.220.17%
84ExratesLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,912,544
963 BTC
$44.170.17%
85TOPBTCLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,911,258
962 BTC
$40.060.17%
86BinanceLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,559,517
913 BTC
$44.220.16%
87BitZLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,216,408
866 BTC
$44.190.15%
88CoinExLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,200,032
863 BTC
$44.190.15%
89ZB.COMLTC/QC
4 minutes ago
$5,924,387
42,860,817 QC
$44.230.14%
90Cat.ExLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$5,744,523
35,084 ETH
$44.130.14%
91SistemkoinLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$5,568,282
34,007 ETH
$44.780.14%
92P2PB2BLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$5,321,975
741 BTC
$44.230.13%
93BHEXLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$5,147,869
31,429 ETH
$44.050.13%
94ParitexLTC/TRY
4 minutes ago
$5,004,190
33,949,425 TRY
$44.440.12%
95DigiFinexLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,921,643
685 BTC
$44.190.12%
96TOKOKLTC/PAX
4 minutes ago
$4,880,795
4,892,042 PAX
$44.370.12%
97CoinbitLTC/KRW
4 minutes ago
$4,816,025
5,903,483,070 KRW
$43.570.12%
98Cat.ExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$4,476,485
4,479,949 USDT
$44.300.11%
99Bitcoin.comLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,323,782
602 BTC
$44.220.11%
100HitBTCLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,323,782
602 BTC
$44.220.11%
472 additional market pairs not shown

Litecoin Fundamentals

Start date
October 07, 2011
% of supply in circulation
100%

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