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Litecoin (LTC) Eyes Fresh Gains Above $100

Litecoin (LTC) is leading a recovery even as the broader cryptocurrency sector turned bearish in recent trading sessions. A spike past the $100 mark has come on huge trading volume, affirming renewed trader interest in the coin.

Litecoin Fresh Gains

Bulls have regained control, in recent trading sessions, after bears threatened to push the altcoin below the $70 mark. A spike past the $100 mark also comes 17 days away from the much-awaited halving event.

The halving is poised to result in a reduction in the amount of LTC that miners get rewarded, on the addition of a new block. The halving should result in the reduction of LTC coins in supply, something poised to strengthen the price even further given the forces of supply and demand.

The confirmation that the Litecoin Foundation has struck a strategic partnership with the Miami Dolphins is another catalyst fuelling the LTC bullish run. Under the terms of the agreement, the football club is to receive payments pegged on LTC for the 50/50 raffle. The partnership should result in increased LTC usage, a key to enhancing mainstream adoption of the coin.

Litecoin is likely to continue powering high as it is currently trading above the 50-Day Simple Moving Average and the $89 support level. The formation of an ascending trend line also looks set to continue supporting price rebounds above the $100–102 psychological mark. A breach of the $90 support level could trigger a pullback to the $76–78 support area.

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Emerging Tailwinds

Litecoin’s surge also comes amidst heightened pressure across the market. Regulatory pressures are slowly creeping up. The US government insists that cryptocurrencies pose a significant danger to national security, a sentiment that has gone on to rattle traders.

Sentiments by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump that cryptocurrencies are a tool for criminals also appear to have spooked traders. France has also piled pressure on the burgeoning sector by insisting that they cannot accept Facebook’s Libra without strict rules.

In contrast, former presidential candidate Ron Paulis is in support of the least amount of regulation on cryptocurrencies.

At the time of writing, Litecoin is trading at $98, up by 4%. LTC has recovered almost 25% from Wednesday’s low of $77.

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Litecoin

Litecoin (LTC) Corrects 35% From 52-Week High, What’s Next?

2019 has been an excellent year for cryptocurrencies, with most tokens having gained considerably from their lows of 2018. However, the month of July has not been kind at all as statements from key figures like the United States President and the head of the Federal Reserve have wrecked the market over the past seven days. In that regard, Litecoin (LTC) has not been able to escape the carnage either and has lost some of its value during this period. That being said, there is, at last, some good news for Litecoin amidst all the doom and gloom of an uncertain crypto market.

Litecoin on Binance Singapore

In a new development, it has been announced that Binance Singapore has added Litecoin, and while the announcement has not made a huge impact on the price yet, it is a big development. The Litecoin token had been worth $140 at one point, but currently, it is trading at only $94. However, this listing gives the token access to a much larger and wealthier base of customers.

Singapore is currently at the 36th position globally in terms of Gross Domestic Product and remains one of the world’s most foremost financial hubs. It goes without saying that the token’s listing on Binance Singapore will eventually have a significant impact on it.

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LTC definitely has significant potential, and currently, it is the fourth biggest cryptocurrency in the world in terms of market cap. Hence, this particular listing has the potential of opening up the token to considerable investment from the South East Asian market. More importantly, users in Singapore will be able to buy Litecoin using the Singapore Dollar, and at this point in time, that is the only pair that has been made available. It goes without saying that more pairs will probably be introduced as the interest in Litecoin rises in the region.

Litecoin has corrected over 35% over the past month amid broader sell-off in the cryptocurrency markets. However, despite the recent correction, LTC is one of the top performers and has gained 330% from its 52-week low $22.50.

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Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Tumble on Massive Crypto Sell-Off

As the broader crypto markets are witnessing a big correction, two popular cryptocurrencies Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are among the top losers.

Litecoin Cracks

This has been an excellent year for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies by and large, due to the incredible bull run that has been seen this year so far. Due to the surge in the price of Bitcoin over the past months, altcoins have also gained considerably, but one of the altcoins that has not had a great time as of late is Litecoin. However, that could change next month, if the co-founder of the cryptocurrency is to be believed.

At this point of time, the token is down by as much as 15%; however, a tweak that is going to take place on the blockchain is expected to send the prices soaring in August.

Litecoin has tumbled 30% from its 52-week high of $145 in late June.

According to most reports, which were then confirmed by the co-founder of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, the blockchain is now looking for a definitive way to change how the entire process is going to work from now on. Currently, once a block is successfully mined, 25 Litecoin tokens are produced. A lot of computing power and equipment goes into doing this. At the end of the day, the cost of electricity and maintaining the computing power is considerable, which is why the step taken by the company might not be popular with miners but could be a huge hit with investors.

From now on, the number of Litecoin tokens that will be produced per block will be cut down by 50%, meaning that each mined block will produce 12.5 Litecoin tokens instead. The ensuing scarcity is then going to increase the price of each token from next month. Lee said that it is going to be a problem for miners, and it will take some time before they adjust to the new reality. That being said, many experts believe that this particular tweak has already been priced into the current level of Litecoin.

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Bitcoin Cash Falls 14%

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is another notable loser in the crypto space and lost as much as 14% to $347, with a session low of $318. It is important to note that BCH has unperformed Bitcoin in the past one month.

Bitcoin Cash has tumbled over 30% from its recent high of $505. Moreover, BCH is down 85% from its all-time high.

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Litecoin (LTC) Outperforms Bitcoin Ahead of Blockchain Halving

Litecoin (LTC) continues to outperform other cryptocurrencies ahead of the much-awaited halving of its blockchain. Over the last seven days, the altcoin has averaged 5% in returns compared to just 1% for Bitcoin (BTC). Other cryptocurrencies continue to post mixed fortunes after a meteoric rise in the first half of the year.

LTC Halving

The renewed interest stems from a growing interest in the mining halving process scheduled for August 6. With the halving, miners will end up getting just half of the coins they get now, with each new block mined. The halving process seeks to reduce the amount of LTC coins in circulation.

The fact that miners will end up getting 12.5 coins from 25 coins with each successful mine should lead to less circulation. Considering the forces of supply and demand, this explains why the coin is flying high ahead of the much-awaited event.

Crypto analysts expect Litecoin to continue surging ahead of the big event given the strength of the upward momentum. The crypto is already up by more than 300% from this year’s lows. The analysts have also warned of a potential sharp pullback given that the event appears to be already priced in.

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Cryptos Growing Adoption

The resurgence in the crypto sector could as well be attributed to their increased usage, as well as an influx of institutional investment activity in the sector. Technology companies are increasingly finding ways to incorporate cryptos in their day-to-day operations, which has helped to add a layer of credibility after years of concerns.

Increased usage is one of the reasons the likes of Litecoin and Bitcoin are likely to continue rising. Store owners are increasingly adding support for cryptocurrencies as a means of completing transactions. LTC cryptocurrency holders can now use the coin in more than 39,000 places.

Some of the notable stores that accept Litecoin payments include Nordstrom and Barnes & Noble. Flexa Network is the latest network to add support for LTC payments in addition to supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

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Litecoin (LTC) is the Top Altcoin Performer in 2019

Cryptocurrencies have bounced back after imploding in early 2019. While all the major digital currencies have bottomed out from one-year lows, Litecoin (LTC) has emerged as a top performer as it continues to elicit strong interest.

Cryptocurrency Renascence

A 360% plus rally from one-year lows underscores the love that Litecoin continues to receive in the market. Elsewhere on the market, Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency, has rallied by 135%, while Ethereum (ETH), the second biggest crypto, is up by close to 100%. With a market cap of more than $8 billion, Litecoin is currently ranked as the fourth largest digital asset.

Wider acceptance, especially from institutional investors as well as mainstream institutions, continues to strengthen investor sentiments about cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency renascence is likely to continue as more products designed to give investors broader exposure to digital assets hit the market.

E-trade Financial Corp is in the process of creating a platform for trading cryptocurrencies. AT&T Inc has made it possible for people to pay their bills using digital tokens.  Facebook is also believed to be in the process of launching its own digital token.

While Litecoin transactions are down by nearly 80% from their peak in early 2018, they have once again started edging higher in line with the spike in price. However, high levels of volatility in transaction fees continue to derail the use of LTC in transactions.

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LTC Halving

Litecoin’s strong performance is likely to continue ahead of the much-awaited halving process. The halving process will result in the number of coins miners are awarded being reduced by half. Once the halving process is complete, miners will receive 12.5 LTC for every block created, down from 25.

By cutting the number of coins that miners get per block, Litecoin hopes to reduce supply into the market, something that should continue to prop the crypto price. Halving is not anything new and, in fact, happens every four years.

The last time Litecoin halved its reward price, the underlying price rallied 60% in three months. Litecoin is not the only cryptocurrency that has turned to halving to prop its price. Flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin is poised to undergo a similar process in May of next year.

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