Litecoin

Litecoin Price

(LTC)
$177.54 (-3.72%)
Rank #18
Market Cap$12,270,035,439 USD
24h Volume$1,862,932,081 USD (-11.48%)
Circulating Supply69,110,732 LTC
Total Supply84,000,000 LTC

Litecoin Price Chart

What Is Litecoin's Price Today?

Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $177.54 USD, decreasing by -11.48% since yesterday. Litecoin has traded $1,862,932,081 USD in the last 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) is the #18 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of December 04, 2021, with a market cap of $12,270,035,439 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 69,110,732 Litecoin coins circulating out of a max supply of 84,000,000.

Buying/Selling Litecoin On Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Litecoin is trading on 680 markets. In the last 24 hours, Litecoin was most traded on Binance, OKEx, and Huobi Global. The most traded Litecoin pairs in the last 24 hours are LTC/USDT, LTC/USD, and LTC/BTC.

How To Buy Litecoin (LTC): Where To Buy Litecoin In 2021?

Litecoin Markets

#ExchangeMarketVolume (24hr)
Price
Volume %
1BinanceLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$622,991,867
622,577,305 USDT
$178.5133.69%
2OKExLTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$318,765,030
318,765,030 USD
$178.1217.24%
3CoinWLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$228,043,911
227,892,163 USDT
$178.5412.33%
4BinanceLTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$227,612,970
227,612,970 USD
$178.6112.31%
5OKExLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$202,491,021
202,356,276 USDT
$178.5510.95%
6CoinTigerLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$186,897,560
186,773,192 USDT
$178.5110.11%
7OKExLTC/USDT
5 minutes ago
$181,036,797
180,947,061 USDT
$178.129.79%
8Mandala ExchangeLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$175,486,520
175,369,745 USDT
$179.129.49%
9BinanceLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$162,643,000
162,534,772 USDT
$177.828.8%
10Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$122,173,315
122,092,016 USDT
$178.516.61%
11PhemexLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$111,958,779
111,958,779 USD
$178.446.05%
12TOKENCANLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$91,134,506
1,745 BTC
$178.464.93%
13OKExLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$87,485,180
87,485,180 USD
$178.284.73%
14OKExLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$77,715,716
77,664,001 USDT
$177.834.2%
15BybitLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$76,703,818
76,652,777 USDT
$178.564.15%
16ZBGLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$75,325,655
75,275,530 USDT
$178.894.07%
17Coinbase ExchangeLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$74,118,576
74,118,576 USD
$177.804.01%
18Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$70,155,027
70,108,343 USDT
$177.823.79%
19BitrueLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$66,537,684
66,493,408 USDT
$178.623.6%
20BinanceLTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$65,698,420
65,698,420 USD
$178.123.55%
21BingXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$64,334,571
64,291,761 USDT
$178.603.48%
22EcxxLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$62,152,640
62,111,282 USDT
$179.233.36%
23Huobi GlobalLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$61,099,300
61,099,300 USD
$178.503.3%
24BiONELTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$57,075,918
57,037,938 USDT
$179.153.09%
25TOPBTCLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$55,172,231
1,056 BTC
$248.082.98%
26ZB.COMLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$44,485,438
44,455,836 USDT
$179.462.41%
27FinexboxLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$41,628,769
797 BTC
$189.532.25%
28ATAIXLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$38,893,303
745 BTC
$180.072.1%
29HitBTCLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$36,808,938
36,784,444 USDT
$178.971.99%
30Changelly PROLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$36,807,264
36,782,771 USDT
$179.191.99%
31FMFW.ioLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$36,784,444
36,784,444 USD
$178.861.99%
32BitMEXLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$36,694,381
36,694,381 USD
$179.191.98%
33KuCoinLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$35,124,102
35,100,729 USDT
$178.891.9%
34DcoinLTC/USDT
5 minutes ago
$34,843,317
34,820,131 USDT
$178.711.88%
35BinanceLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$31,854,015
610 BTC
$178.251.72%
36Gate.ioLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$31,816,123
31,794,951 USDT
$178.491.72%
37DragonEXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$31,180,315
31,159,567 USDT
$180.891.69%
38BitCokeLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$30,054,625
30,054,625 USD
$178.321.63%
39Gate.ioLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$29,622,643
29,602,931 USDT
$179.051.6%
40BitMartLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$29,429,130
563 BTC
$179.501.59%
41AzbitLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$27,654,383
27,635,981 USDT
$182.311.5%
42KuCoinLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$27,446,848
27,428,584 USDT
$177.781.48%
43Hotcoin GlobalLTC/USDT
6 days ago
$25,919,746
25,902,498 USDT
$196.861.4%
44DigiFinexLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$25,803,099
25,785,928 USDT
$179.111.4%
45IDCMLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$25,469,052
25,452,104 USDT
$179.021.38%
46Currency.comLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$25,382,108
25,382,108 USD
$179.821.37%
47Huobi GlobalLTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$25,363,660
25,363,660 USD
$178.121.37%
48FTXLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$24,694,040
24,694,040 USD
$178.351.34%
49P2PB2BLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$22,230,497
22,215,704 USDT
$181.121.2%
50UpbitLTC/KRW
4 minutes ago
$21,793,000
25,811,084,890 KRW
$190.401.18%
51BitgetLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$21,082,726
21,068,697 USDT
$179.301.14%
52IndoExLTC/EUR
6 minutes ago
$20,542,531
18,155,941 EUR
$180.931.11%
53Crypto.com ExchangeLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$19,382,046
19,369,149 USDT
$178.941.05%
54TOPBTCLTC/CNY
6 minutes ago
$18,177,742
115,908,553 CNY
$426.430.98%
55ATAIXLTC/ETH
6 minutes ago
$18,005,742
4,425 ETH
$179.950.97%
56GokuMarketLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$17,428,601
17,417,003 USDT
$179.780.94%
57FTX USLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$17,371,882
17,371,882 USD
$178.510.94%
58KrakenLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$17,260,990
17,260,990 USD
$177.680.93%
59MEXCLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$16,989,436
16,978,130 USDT
$178.790.92%
60BitMartLTC/ETH
6 minutes ago
$16,919,393
4,158 ETH
$179.050.91%
61Mandala ExchangeLTC/BUSD
6 minutes ago
$16,426,232
16,434,374 BUSD
$179.110.89%
62BitfinexLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$16,114,075
16,114,075 USD
$178.720.87%
63Biconomy ExchangeLTC/USDT
9 minutes ago
$16,008,360
15,997,708 USDT
$179.920.87%
64AEXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$15,799,710
15,789,196 USDT
$179.020.85%
65BinanceLTC/BUSD
4 minutes ago
$15,260,438
15,268,002 BUSD
$177.610.83%
66CBXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$15,104,865
15,094,814 USDT
$179.270.82%
67BigONELTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$15,079,954
15,069,919 USDT
$178.970.82%
68BitWellLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$15,070,610
15,060,581 USDT
$178.950.82%
69P2PB2BLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$14,168,668
271 BTC
$179.810.77%
70OKExLTC/OKB
4 minutes ago
$13,275,833
533,478 OKB
$178.430.72%
71ZBGLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$13,127,059
13,118,323 USDT
$179.090.71%
72LBankLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$12,541,005
12,532,659 USDT
$179.120.68%
73YoBitLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$12,018,316
230 BTC
$179.170.65%
74KrakenLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$11,649,504
11,649,504 USD
$178.620.63%
75FatbtcLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$11,492,057
11,484,409 USDT
$183.220.62%
76GeminiLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$11,452,633
11,452,633 USD
$177.990.62%
77AEXLTC/USDC
6 minutes ago
$11,432,245
11,444,022 USDC
$178.370.62%
78FTX USLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$10,815,277
10,808,080 USDT
$178.330.58%
79BitgetLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$10,773,549
10,773,549 USD
$178.290.58%
80BitrueLTC/XRP
6 minutes ago
$10,563,709
11,797,350 XRP
$179.250.57%
81CoinTigerLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$10,479,123
10,472,150 USDT
$178.630.57%
82GokuMarketLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$10,338,049
198 BTC
$179.130.56%
83OKExLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$10,321,927
198 BTC
$178.250.56%
84P2PB2BLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$10,043,767
10,043,767 USD
$181.000.54%
85ApolloxLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$9,975,671
9,969,033 USDT
$178.840.54%
86AAXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$9,887,691
9,881,112 USDT
$179.120.53%
87FTXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$9,845,218
9,838,667 USDT
$178.570.53%
88ParitexLTC/TRY
6 minutes ago
$9,439,244
129,343,132 TRY
$192.120.51%
89Kine ProtocolLTC/USD
6 minutes ago
$8,680,222
8,680,222 USD
$178.830.47%
90AOFEXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$8,520,850
8,515,180 USDT
$179.070.46%
91Coinbase ExchangeLTC/EUR
4 minutes ago
$8,464,821
7,481,395 EUR
$178.330.46%
92CBXLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$8,168,722
156 BTC
$179.130.44%
93BigONELTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$8,161,882
156 BTC
$178.980.44%
94BTSELTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$8,076,225
8,076,225 USD
$178.120.44%
95WhiteBITLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$7,896,313
7,891,058 USDT
$178.880.43%
96BitfinexLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$7,737,407
7,732,258 USDT
$179.240.42%
97DigiFinexLTC/BTC
6 minutes ago
$7,535,032
144 BTC
$178.820.41%
98ATAIXLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$7,478,176
7,473,200 USDT
$184.060.4%
99CoinsbitLTC/USDT
6 minutes ago
$7,425,718
7,420,777 USDT
$179.320.4%
100KrakenLTC/EUR
4 minutes ago
$7,196,626
6,360,536 EUR
$178.510.39%
580 additional market pairs not shown

Litecoin Fundamentals

Start date
October 07, 2011
% of supply in circulation
82.3%

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