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  • Litecoin LTC
  • ( 2.69 % )
  • Rank #20
  • Coins

₹7531.01

₹ 7531.01

Contracts : HECO : 0xecb...bfb63b4   

  • Rank #20
  • Coins

Market Cap

₹492.75 B 2.8264%

Circulating Supply

74431200

Max Supply

84000000

Volume

₹42.5 B

All Time High :

₹30082

All Time Low :

₹72.12

Price change in 24H :

₹187.97

24H High :

₹6725.45

24H Low :

₹6418.59


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Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin is a decentralized digital currency that allows people to make quick and inexpensive payments worldwide. It operates on an open-source platform and follows the MIT/X11 license. The network is secured by mathematical algorithms, giving individuals full control over their finances without the need for central authorities.


Litecoin boasts faster transaction confirmations and more efficient storage compared to other cryptocurrency options. It has gained significant industry support, with high trade volume and liquidity, making it a trusted medium of exchange alongside Bitcoin.


Founder

Charlie Lee, a former Google engineer, is the creator of Litecoin, which was introduced in 2011. He designed it as a decentralized payment network that operates globally without the control of a central entity. Lee often described Litecoin as the "silver" to Bitcoin's "gold," emphasizing its role as a lighter version of the popular cryptocurrency. Being one of the early and successful alternative digital currencies, Litecoin became one of the pioneering altcoins, starting its journey in October 2011.


Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages:

  • Lower transaction fees compared to Bitcoin, Ether, and Ada.

  • Almost technically similar to Bitcoin but with modifications and improvements to its underlying blockchain technology.

  • Faster transaction times than Bitcoin, with an average verification time of 2.5 minutes.

  • Cheaper transaction fees than Bitcoin, with an average transaction fee of only 2.6 cents.

  • One of the most popular cryptocurrencies, along with Bitcoin and Ethereum.


Disadvantages:

  • Few businesses accept Litecoin or any cryptocurrency, which limits Litecoin's utility as traditional money.

  • There is an uphill brand battle, In the world of crypto, Bitcoin is the boss, and Litecoin struggles to distinguish itself from Bitcoin and to prove its utility.

  • Litecoin may not be the best choice for investors as it lacks a clear use case.

  • Litecoin is not a cryptocurrency that is widely accepted.


Security of Litecoin network

Litecoin utilizes Proof of Work (PoW) as its consensus mechanism, where participants must demonstrate a computational effort to validate transactions. It employs the Scrypt hashing algorithm, which is less computationally intensive compared to Bitcoin's SHA-256 algorithm.


Being a decentralized network, Litecoin ensures that no central authority has the power to freeze or control funds within the system. Transactions are processed and recorded using blockchain technology, with new blocks continuously added to the Litecoin blockchain.


To control inflation, Litecoin employs a halving mechanism. Over the years, the blockchain has demonstrated its resilience against 51% attacks, where a mining entity controls the majority of the network's computing power to manipulate transaction history.


Developments 

The Litecoin Foundation has partnered with Metalpha Technology Holding Ltd, a prominent wealth management company for digital assets, to collaborate on developing the Litecoin ecosystem. The primary focus of the partnership is to hedge risk and reduce carbon emissions within the ecosystem.


The partnership aims to support research institutions in creating hedging solutions and sustainable mining practices for Litecoin. Key areas of research include the development of derivative products, promoting renewable energy use and energy efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions associated with blockchain mining on the Litecoin Network.


Metalpha will contribute its expertise in financial derivative products for digital assets, with the goal of providing hedging options for crypto miners to mitigate market risks and minimize the environmental impact of mining activities.


To achieve these objectives, the partnership will work closely with universities and research institutions to drive sustainable blockchain innovation, enhance public education on the Litecoin network, and improve network awareness, adoption, and scalability. Metalpha will also focus on developing financial derivative products for Litecoin (LTC) tokens.


Additionally, the partnership will collaborate with the Hong Kong SustainTech Foundation Ltd. to explore the application of sustainable blockchain technologies in various industrial sectors.


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