Litecoin

Litecoin Price

(LTC)
$71.95 (0.84%)
Rank #18
Market Cap$5,058,299,938 USD
24h Volume$776,528,931 USD (6.33%)
Circulating Supply70,305,406 LTC
Total Supply84,000,000 LTC

Litecoin Price Chart

What Is Litecoin's Price Today?

Litecoin (LTC) is trading at $71.95 USD, increasing by 6.33% since yesterday. Litecoin has traded $776,528,931 USD in the last 24 hours.

Litecoin (LTC) is the #18 largest cryptocurrency by market cap as of May 17, 2022, with a market cap of $5,058,299,938 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 70,305,406 Litecoin coins circulating out of a max supply of 84,000,000.

Buying/Selling Litecoin On Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Litecoin is trading on 650 markets. In the last 24 hours, Litecoin was most traded on Binance, OKX, and CITEX. 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 2022?

Litecoin Markets

#ExchangeMarketVolume (24hr)
Price
Volume %
1BinanceLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$209,723,434
209,655,203 USDT
$71.8526.99%
2CITEXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$97,811,053
97,906,496 USDT
$71.9312.59%
3PhemexLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$84,235,488
84,101,457 USD
$71.7610.84%
4CoinTigerLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$62,951,103
62,896,561 USDT
$71.858.1%
5BinanceLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$61,556,011
61,433,310 USD
$71.827.92%
6ZB.COMLTC/USDT
9 minutes ago
$53,130,304
53,085,224 USDT
$80.406.84%
7BitCokeLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$50,286,485
50,291,150 USD
$71.956.47%
8OKXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$49,382,170
49,372,978 USDT
$67.486.36%
9CoinWLTC/USDT
9 minutes ago
$45,599,761
45,482,462 USDT
$114.415.87%
10BinanceLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$44,760,062
44,792,708 USDT
$71.935.76%
11KrakenLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$42,840,283
42,840,283 USD
$71.925.51%
12TOKENCANLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$41,332,226
1,375 BTC
$71.975.32%
13DigiFinexLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$34,737,589
34,740,526 USDT
$71.874.47%
14HooLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$30,302,655
30,286,851 USDT
$71.843.9%
15BillanceLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$29,919,891
29,949,087 USDT
$71.933.85%
16BingXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$29,590,908
29,598,570 USDT
$71.913.81%
17AAXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$29,020,847
29,013,778 USDT
$71.863.74%
18HitBTCLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$24,851,047
24,875,296 USDT
$71.933.2%
19FMFW.ioLTC/USD
5 minutes ago
$24,821,008
24,821,008 USD
$71.913.19%
20Changelly PROLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$24,851,295
24,875,296 USDT
$71.923.2%
21IDCMLTC/USDT
9 minutes ago
$24,476,691
25,153,911 USDT
$80.023.15%
22OKXLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$23,951,013
23,914,650 USD
$67.493.08%
23BinanceLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$23,068,556
767 BTC
$71.912.97%
24OKXLTC/USD
an hour ago
$23,037,370
23,037,370 USD
$71.922.96%
25Coinbase ExchangeLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$22,442,725
22,442,725 USD
$71.922.89%
26EcxxLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$22,197,880
22,219,541 USDT
$71.932.86%
27BybitLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$21,890,377
21,878,446 USDT
$71.822.82%
28AEXLTC/USDC
2 minutes ago
$20,908,331
20,905,377 USDC
$71.932.69%
29OKXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$20,693,452
20,699,916 USDT
$71.902.66%
30BTCEXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$18,323,546
18,320,171 USDT
$71.922.36%
31DcoinLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$17,805,681
17,823,056 USDT
$71.932.29%
32DigiFinexLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$17,670,947
17,674,012 USDT
$71.892.27%
33Huobi GlobalLTC/USD
16 minutes ago
$16,998,860
16,998,860 USD
$71.922.19%
34BitfinexLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$16,505,201
16,501,203 USDT
$71.862.12%
35ZB.COMLTC/USDC
9 minutes ago
$16,216,487
16,203,130 USDC
$80.412.09%
36ATAIXLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$16,135,699
538 BTC
$72.202.08%
37BitrueLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$15,599,940
15,611,318 USDT
$71.932.01%
38FinexboxLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$14,929,040
496 BTC
$71.931.92%
39FTXLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$14,269,498
14,269,498 USD
$71.931.84%
40Gate.ioLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$14,252,221
14,244,842 USDT
$71.911.83%
41IndoExLTC/EUR
2 minutes ago
$13,723,408
13,014,141 EUR
$71.931.77%
42Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$13,650,383
13,628,635 USDT
$71.821.76%
43Biconomy ExchangeLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$13,288,681
13,298,373 USDT
$71.931.71%
44KuCoinLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$12,809,039
12,786,493 USDT
$71.771.65%
45BybitLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$12,245,843
12,257,792 USDT
$71.931.58%
46XT.COMLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$11,989,193
12,000,892 USDT
$71.931.54%
47OKXLTC/USDT
an hour ago
$11,920,832
11,933,387 USDT
$71.921.53%
48ATAIXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$11,769,532
11,746,807 USDT
$71.741.51%
49Kine ProtocolLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$11,497,922
11,501,677 USD
$71.981.48%
50P2PB2BLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$11,218,216
11,229,050 USDT
$71.921.44%
51AzbitLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$10,995,762
11,006,382 USDT
$71.921.42%
52BitMartLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$10,800,199
10,806,575 USDT
$71.921.39%
53P2PB2BLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$10,637,228
354 BTC
$71.921.37%
54VinDAXLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$10,524,154
350 BTC
$71.931.35%
55LBankLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$10,502,636
10,512,884 USDT
$71.931.35%
56ATAIXLTC/ETH
2 minutes ago
$10,425,721
5,088 ETH
$71.831.34%
57AEXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$10,044,970
10,054,772 USDT
$71.931.29%
58MEXCLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$9,947,293
9,957,000 USDT
$71.931.28%
59Huobi GlobalLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$9,438,942
9,448,058 USDT
$71.921.21%
60TOKENCANLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$9,070,416
9,073,250 USDT
$71.901.17%
61Delta ExchangeLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$8,975,091
8,971,613 USDT
$71.831.16%
62BitgetLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$8,809,932
8,806,246 USDT
$71.871.13%
63BitgetLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$8,719,231
8,727,739 USDT
$71.931.12%
64Hotcoin GlobalLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$8,110,170
270 BTC
$71.971.04%
65WhiteBITLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$8,087,816
8,095,708 USDT
$71.931.04%
66BinanceLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$8,042,380
8,042,380 USD
$71.921.04%
67BinanceLTC/BUSD
2 minutes ago
$7,979,507
7,985,327 BUSD
$72.161.03%
68ZBGLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$200,851
199,338 USDT
$70.740.03%
69BitfinexLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$7,239,867
7,234,582 USD
$71.890.93%
70CoinsbitLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$6,934,086
6,940,853 USDT
$71.930.89%
71KuCoinLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$5,449,755
5,455,073 USDT
$71.930.7%
72KrakenLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$5,266,868
5,264,853 USD
$71.920.68%
73BitForexLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,819,281
4,822,126 USDT
$71.920.62%
74BTSELTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$4,823,186
4,816,808 USD
$71.700.62%
75YoBitLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$4,832,475
161 BTC
$71.930.62%
76ZBGLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,724,503
4,730,444 USDT
$71.970.61%
77BitfinexLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$4,448,479
148 BTC
$71.910.57%
78MEXCLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,477,131
4,476,470 USDT
$71.860.58%
79FTX USLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$4,445,847
4,445,847 USD
$71.930.57%
80VinDAXLTC/ETH
2 minutes ago
$4,348,849
2,126 ETH
$71.930.56%
81DeepcoinLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,348,825
4,353,069 USDT
$71.930.56%
82JubiLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,295,116
4,297,652 USDT
$71.920.55%
83BitfinexLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$4,126,975
4,131,002 USDT
$71.930.53%
84AAXLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$4,092,868
136 BTC
$72.030.53%
85BitrueLTC/XRP
2 minutes ago
$4,075,978
9,369,123 XRP
$71.140.52%
86FTXLTC/USD
4 minutes ago
$3,988,900
3,988,900 USD
$71.920.51%
87FTXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$3,861,791
3,865,559 USDT
$71.930.5%
88MEXCLTC/USDC
2 minutes ago
$3,868,351
3,866,695 USDC
$71.930.5%
89FTX USLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$3,791,803
3,795,503 USDT
$71.930.49%
90ApolloXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$3,733,384
3,731,490 USDT
$71.960.48%
91ApolloX DEXLTC/USDT
2 minutes ago
$3,733,384
3,731,490 USDT
$71.960.48%
92Currency.comLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$3,676,615
3,670,610 USD
$71.830.47%
93Huobi GlobalLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$3,669,235
3,662,880 USD
$71.890.47%
94OKXLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$3,638,616
121 BTC
$71.940.47%
95CoinsbitLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$3,653,438
3,653,438 USD
$71.930.47%
96P2PB2BLTC/USD
2 minutes ago
$3,650,521
3,650,521 USD
$71.920.47%
97Changelly PROLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$3,584,753
119 BTC
$71.920.46%
98FMFW.ioLTC/BTC
5 minutes ago
$3,592,102
119 BTC
$71.910.46%
99HitBTCLTC/BTC
2 minutes ago
$3,584,864
119 BTC
$71.930.46%
100UpbitLTC/KRW
2 minutes ago
$3,615,288
4,580,031,492 KRW
$71.930.47%
550 additional market pairs not shown

Litecoin Fundamentals

Start date
October 07, 2011
% of supply in circulation
83.7%

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