Litecoin

Litecoin Price

(LTC)
$57.49 (0.19%)
Rank #7
Market Cap$3,674,130,409 USD
24h Volume$3,069,766,368 USD (-0.38%)
Circulating Supply63,910,257 LTC
Total Supply63,910,257 LTC

Litecoin Price Chart

What Is Litecoin's Price Today?

Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $57.49 USD, decreasing by -0.38% since yesterday. Litecoin has traded $3,069,766,368 USD in the last 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) is the #7 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of January 22, 2020, with a market cap of $3,674,130,409 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 63,910,257 Litecoin coins circulating out of a max supply of 84,000,000.

Buying/Selling Litecoin On Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Litecoin is trading on 538 markets. In the last 24 hours, Litecoin was most traded on TAGZ, CoinEgg, and Fatbtc. 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 %
1CoinEggLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$405,026,525
2,392,323 ETH
$57.1613.2%
2FatbtcLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$204,726,576
204,511,232 USDT
$58.366.67%
3TAGZLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$193,199,492
192,996,273 USDT
$57.526.3%
4TAGZLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$181,577,112
1,072,500 ETH
$57.475.92%
5TAGZLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$177,173,623
20,293 BTC
$57.535.77%
6CoinealLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$166,197,911
166,023,094 USDT
$57.445.42%
7TOKOKLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$160,831,554
160,662,381 USDT
$57.445.24%
8BilaxyLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$115,054,553
114,933,532 USDT
$57.493.75%
9Cat.ExLTC/TRX
3 minutes ago
$99,693,475
5,748,916,232 TRX
$57.383.25%
10BKEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$96,814,430
96,712,595 USDT
$57.443.15%
11DcoinLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$93,916,597
93,817,810 USDT
$57.433.06%
12FolgoryLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$85,084,018
9,745 BTC
$57.232.77%
13HotbitLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$71,239,031
71,164,097 USDT
$57.452.32%
14EXXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$67,082,081
67,011,751 USDT
$57.442.19%
15CoinealLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$63,654,685
7,291 BTC
$57.422.07%
16BCEXLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$63,480,667
63,413,894 USDT
$57.992.07%
17FatbtcLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$59,345,091
6,797 BTC
$56.721.93%
18SistemkoinLTC/TRY
3 minutes ago
$58,787,170
348,913,612 TRY
$57.721.92%
19MXCLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$57,907,770
57,846,859 USDT
$57.441.89%
20BilaxyLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$53,054,194
6,077 BTC
$57.451.73%
21LATOKENLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$43,036,341
42,991,072 USDT
$57.421.4%
22LATOKENLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$36,719,785
4,206 BTC
$57.401.2%
23CoinBeneLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$32,232,062
3,692 BTC
$57.411.05%
24CoinsbitLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$30,345,249
30,313,330 USDT
$57.440.99%
25CoinsbitLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$27,973,207
3,204 BTC
$57.420.91%
26BiKiLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$26,564,164
26,536,223 USDT
$57.420.87%
27SistemkoinLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$26,111,629
26,084,163 USDT
$57.020.85%
28TOKOKLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$25,266,760
2,894 BTC
$57.420.82%
29BitAssetLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$24,437,227
24,411,522 USDT
$57.430.8%
30VinDAXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$23,706,163
23,681,228 USDT
$57.800.77%
31CoinsbitLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$23,603,005
23,603,005 USD
$57.410.77%
32CoinsbitLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$23,332,719
137,817 ETH
$57.510.76%
33CoinEggLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$23,081,452
23,057,173 USDT
$57.530.75%
34DOBI ExchangeLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$20,807,675
20,785,788 USDT
$57.430.68%
35RfinexLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$19,317,195
19,296,876 USDT
$57.690.63%
36Cat.ExLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$18,609,016
2,131 BTC
$57.420.61%
37BitForexLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$18,573,694
18,554,221 USDT
$57.370.61%
38P2PB2BLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$18,484,004
18,484,004 USD
$57.410.6%
39ZB.COMLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$18,483,564
18,464,185 USDT
$57.440.6%
40BiKiLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$17,856,391
2,045 BTC
$57.410.58%
41BigONELTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$17,665,108
2,023 BTC
$57.500.58%
42CBXLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$17,664,337
2,023 BTC
$57.500.58%
43HitBTCLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$17,195,338
17,177,310 USDT
$57.440.56%
44OmgfinLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$16,270,436
1,864 BTC
$57.410.53%
45BKEXLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$16,251,867
1,861 BTC
$57.410.53%
46DigiFinexLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$16,120,925
16,103,968 USDT
$57.410.53%
47BiboxLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$14,717,994
1,686 BTC
$57.430.48%
48P2PB2BLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$14,599,198
14,583,842 USDT
$57.470.48%
49BitMartLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$14,115,264
14,100,417 USDT
$57.430.46%
50TOPBTCLTC/CNY
3 minutes ago
$14,048,004
96,966,347 CNY
$64.410.46%
51OKExLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,989,069
13,974,403 USDT
$57.430.46%
52HotbitLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$13,887,414
82,027 ETH
$57.630.45%
53HooLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,733,846
13,719,400 USDT
$57.480.45%
54OmgfinLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,349,686
13,335,644 USDT
$57.520.44%
55LBankLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$13,225,316
1,515 BTC
$57.230.43%
56CoinBeneLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$13,011,710
12,998,069 USDT
$57.440.42%
57BHEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$12,747,090
12,733,682 USDT
$57.440.42%
58BitAssetLTC/TWD
3 minutes ago
$12,662,753
379,762,256 TWD
$57.160.41%
59BinanceLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$11,776,935
11,764,588 USDT
$57.440.38%
60ExratesLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$11,522,380
11,510,260 USDT
$57.470.38%
61WhiteBITLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$11,464,470
1,313 BTC
$57.410.37%
62SistemkoinLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$11,450,306
1,311 BTC
$57.370.37%
63ExratesLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$10,847,503
10,847,503 USD
$57.500.35%
64HubiLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$10,712,586
10,701,317 USDT
$57.440.35%
65DragonEXLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$10,307,633
10,296,826 USDT
$57.480.34%
66BiboxLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$10,076,180
10,065,616 USDT
$57.450.33%
67BitMartLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$10,006,988
1,146 BTC
$57.450.33%
68BitMartLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$9,993,017
59,025 ETH
$57.530.33%
69VinDAXLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$9,022,933
53,295 ETH
$57.360.29%
70Cat.ExLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$8,907,398
52,612 ETH
$57.470.29%
71IDCMLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,831,191
1,011 BTC
$57.370.29%
72IDCMLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$8,552,215
8,543,219 USDT
$57.400.28%
73WhiteBITLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$8,535,466
8,535,466 USD
$57.380.28%
74WhiteBITLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$8,372,785
49,455 ETH
$57.510.27%
75TOPBTCLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$8,133,091
932 BTC
$55.680.27%
76Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$8,116,944
8,108,434 USDT
$57.440.26%
77EtherFlyerLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$8,116,857
8,108,320 USDT
$57.370.26%
78P2PB2BLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$7,940,178
46,899 ETH
$57.510.26%
79VinDAXLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$7,891,878
904 BTC
$57.500.26%
80BitZLTC/USDT
4 minutes ago
$7,673,175
7,665,104 USDT
$57.450.25%
81Cat.ExLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$7,408,509
7,400,716 USDT
$57.460.24%
82STEXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$7,228,408
828 BTC
$57.470.24%
83OKExLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$7,065,104
809 BTC
$57.420.23%
84HitBTCLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$7,012,442
803 BTC
$57.410.23%
85CoinlimLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$6,620,761
6,613,796 USDT
$57.380.22%
86TOKOKLTC/PAX
3 minutes ago
$6,573,103
6,542,715 PAX
$57.560.21%
87TOKOKLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$6,513,662
38,473 ETH
$57.510.21%
88ExratesLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$6,401,287
733 BTC
$57.420.21%
89DigiFinexLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$6,385,148
731 BTC
$57.400.21%
90P2PB2BLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$6,293,182
721 BTC
$57.400.21%
91ExtStockLTC/USD
3 minutes ago
$6,166,613
6,166,613 USD
$57.350.2%
92DOBI ExchangeLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$6,012,012
689 BTC
$57.400.2%
93SistemkoinLTC/ETH
3 minutes ago
$5,927,249
35,010 ETH
$57.650.19%
94RightBTCLTC/USDT
3 minutes ago
$5,923,767
5,917,536 USDT
$57.430.19%
95BiboxLTC/ETH
4 minutes ago
$5,419,806
32,013 ETH
$57.490.18%
96SimexLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$4,783,784
4,783,784 USD
$57.230.16%
97ExtStockLTC/EUR
3 minutes ago
$4,782,287
4,315,172 EUR
$57.350.16%
98BinanceLTC/BTC
3 minutes ago
$4,605,312
527 BTC
$57.420.15%
99Coinbase ProLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$4,352,493
4,352,493 USD
$57.260.14%
100CHAOEXLTC/BTC
4 minutes ago
$4,341,271
497 BTC
$57.410.14%
438 additional market pairs not shown

Litecoin Fundamentals

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

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