Litecoin

Litecoin Price

(LTC)
$48.84 (0.13%)
Rank #10
Market Cap$3,198,014,663 USD
24h Volume$1,560,723,520 USD (1.06%)
Circulating Supply65,484,020 LTC
Total Supply65,484,020 LTC

Litecoin Price Chart

What Is Litecoin's Price Today?

Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $48.84 USD, increasing by 1.06% since yesterday. Litecoin has traded $1,560,723,520 USD in the last 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) is the #10 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of September 18, 2020, with a market cap of $3,198,014,663 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 65,484,020 Litecoin coins circulating out of a max supply of 84,000,000.

Buying/Selling Litecoin On Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Litecoin is trading on 661 markets. In the last 24 hours, Litecoin was most traded on IDCM, ZG.com, and WBF Exchange. The most traded Litecoin pairs in the last 24 hours are LTC/USDT, LTC/BTC, and LTC/USD.

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

Litecoin Markets

#ExchangeMarketVolume (24hr)
Price
Volume %
1IDCMLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$364,892,321
364,293,513 USDT
$48.8623.38%
2ZG.comLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$315,137,034
314,706,643 USDT
$48.9220.19%
3IDCMLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$156,088,647
14,190 BTC
$48.5210%
4WBF ExchangeLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$63,054,771
62,968,655 USDT
$49.014.04%
5CITEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$61,731,653
61,647,344 USDT
$48.733.96%
6EtherFlyerLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$56,406,437
56,329,401 USDT
$48.853.61%
7ZBGLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$21,564,254
21,534,803 USDT
$48.851.38%
8CoinBeneLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$44,768,779
44,695,311 USDT
$48.872.87%
9EXXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$33,027,702
32,973,502 USDT
$48.872.12%
10VinDAXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$24,878,012
24,844,035 USDT
$48.821.59%
11BinanceLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$24,626,717
24,593,084 USDT
$48.871.58%
12WBF ExchangeLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$23,586,964
2,144 BTC
$49.141.51%
13OmgfinLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$20,745,487
1,886 BTC
$48.771.33%
14DigiFinexLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$20,387,645
20,354,188 USDT
$48.861.31%
15HooLTC/USDT
5 minutes ago
$20,174,808
20,147,254 USDT
$48.851.29%
16EcxxLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$19,171,916
19,145,732 USDT
$48.861.23%
17BitrueLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$17,158,753
17,130,595 USDT
$48.881.1%
18DragonEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$16,298,044
16,271,298 USDT
$48.881.04%
19BinanceLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$16,146,717
16,120,220 USDT
$48.871.03%
20Binance.KRLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$16,091,458
16,069,482 USDT
$48.861.03%
21Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$15,795,641
15,769,719 USDT
$48.871.01%
22ZB.COMLTC/USDT
a day ago
$14,985,560
14,962,427 USDT
$48.090.96%
23TOPBTCLTC/CNY
4 minutes ago
$13,968,562
94,561,578 CNY
$61.230.9%
24BKEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,770,700
13,751,893 USDT
$48.860.88%
25SistemkoinLTC/TRY
3 minutes ago
$13,476,098
102,011,701 TRY
$49.010.86%
26BideskLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$13,316,019
13,297,833 USDT
$48.920.85%
27BitribeLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$13,316,019
13,297,833 USDT
$48.920.85%
28HBTCLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,316,019
13,297,833 USDT
$48.920.85%
29ChilizLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$13,316,019
13,297,833 USDT
$48.920.85%
30CoinBeneLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$12,942,709
1,177 BTC
$48.830.83%
31UPEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$11,770,196
11,754,122 USDT
$48.850.75%
32HitBTCLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$11,073,786
11,055,613 USDT
$48.890.71%
33Bitcoin.com ExchangeLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$11,070,733
11,055,613 USDT
$48.870.71%
34BitZLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$11,134,556
11,119,349 USDT
$48.860.71%
35TOPBTCLTC/BTC
5 minutes ago
$10,949,751
995 BTC
$57.430.7%
36SistemkoinLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$10,517,718
956 BTC
$48.920.67%
37ChilizLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$10,366,218
942 BTC
$48.760.66%
38BitribeLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$10,366,218
942 BTC
$48.760.66%
39HBTCLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$10,366,218
942 BTC
$48.760.66%
40BideskLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$10,366,218
942 BTC
$48.760.66%
41FinexboxLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$10,321,239
938 BTC
$49.490.66%
42BiboxLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$9,773,030
9,756,992 USDT
$48.850.63%
43OKExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$9,751,028
9,735,026 USDT
$48.860.62%
44PayBitoLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$9,675,961
9,662,746 USDT
$48.690.62%
45CoinealLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$9,389,210
854 BTC
$48.820.6%
46CoinlimLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$9,393,364
9,380,535 USDT
$48.830.6%
47VinDAXLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$9,235,560
840 BTC
$48.740.59%
48SistemkoinLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$9,211,340
9,198,760 USDT
$48.920.59%
49OmgfinLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$9,020,364
9,008,044 USDT
$48.870.58%
50PayBitoLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$9,012,676
9,012,676 USD
$48.780.58%
51Bitcoin.com ExchangeLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,019,416
729 BTC
$48.830.51%
52HitBTCLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,019,416
729 BTC
$48.830.51%
53VinDAXLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$7,733,272
19,996 ETH
$48.730.5%
54Cat.ExLTC/TRX
4 minutes ago
$7,627,759
259,817,395 TRX
$48.890.49%
55CoinEggLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$7,360,578
7,348,499 USDT
$48.930.47%
56TOKOKLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$7,194,914
7,185,088 USDT
$48.850.46%
57ZBGLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$6,996,173
6,984,692 USDT
$48.850.45%
58FEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$6,977,578
6,968,049 USDT
$48.850.45%
59PhemexLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$6,756,223
6,756,223 USD
$48.810.43%
60BBXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$6,700,928
6,691,776 USDT
$48.860.43%
61DcoinLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$6,662,995
6,653,895 USDT
$48.850.43%
62STEXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$6,603,495
600 BTC
$48.990.42%
63BKEXLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$6,503,036
591 BTC
$48.830.42%
64SistemkoinLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$6,182,154
15,985 ETH
$48.840.4%
65BitAssetLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$5,874,734
5,866,711 USDT
$48.860.38%
66Tokenize XchangeLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$5,804,820
5,804,820 USD
$48.780.37%
67BiboxLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$5,184,378
471 BTC
$48.820.33%
68Coinbase ProLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$4,549,633
4,549,633 USD
$48.790.29%
69IndoExLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,369,331
397 BTC
$48.920.28%
70ParitexLTC/TRY
4 minutes ago
$4,352,709
32,949,244 TRY
$48.980.28%
71BitAssetLTC/TWD
3 minutes ago
$4,328,119
125,548,777 TWD
$49.250.28%
72Binance.KRLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$4,265,358
388 BTC
$48.830.27%
73BinanceLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,248,412
386 BTC
$48.830.27%
74Huobi RussiaLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$3,993,915
3,988,461 USDT
$48.870.26%
75FolgoryLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$3,963,403
360 BTC
$48.820.25%
76SimexLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$3,940,284
3,940,284 USD
$48.750.25%
77IndoExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$3,912,233
3,906,890 USDT
$48.950.25%
78BigONELTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$3,710,277
3,705,210 USDT
$48.870.24%
79CBXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$3,710,322
3,705,255 USDT
$48.870.24%
80CoinTigerLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$3,694,526
3,688,463 USDT
$48.830.24%
81YoBitLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$3,529,904
321 BTC
$48.990.23%
82RightBTCLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$3,335,070
3,330,515 USDT
$48.860.21%
83DigiFinexLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$3,311,794
301 BTC
$48.800.21%
84IndoExLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$3,493,569
3,493,569 USD
$48.900.22%
85BW.comLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$3,214,763
3,210,372 USDT
$48.850.21%
86IndoExLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$3,551,538
9,183 ETH
$48.930.23%
87CoinsbitLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$2,975,877
271 BTC
$48.830.19%
88TOKOKLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$2,938,298
267 BTC
$48.830.19%
89EcxxLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$2,861,997
260 BTC
$48.830.18%
90BideskLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$2,800,951
7,242 ETH
$49.120.18%
91ChilizLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$2,800,951
7,242 ETH
$49.120.18%
92HBTCLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$2,800,951
7,242 ETH
$49.120.18%
93TOKOKLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$2,698,313
6,977 ETH
$48.820.17%
94BiboxLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$2,607,518
6,741 ETH
$48.860.17%
95FTXLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$2,476,587
2,476,587 USD
$48.770.16%
96IndoExLTC/EUR
4 minutes ago
$2,601,845
2,196,641 EUR
$48.940.17%
97OKExLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$2,447,435
222 BTC
$48.830.16%
98FolgoryLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$2,327,429
2,324,251 USDT
$48.940.15%
99FOBLGATELTC/KRW
4 minutes ago
$2,156,868
2,505,881,578 KRW
$48.980.14%
100BitZLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$2,156,692
196 BTC
$48.830.14%
561 additional market pairs not shown

Litecoin Fundamentals

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

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