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Yes, you’ve spotted it correctly, the red dot above represents the lowest price point litecoin has known this past year. Right before New Years, one litecoin (LTC) was worth 20 euros. Look how far the coin has come since then!
Several different factors have played a part in this price increase. In this article, our main focus is the price and the impact the Litecoin halving has had (contrary to what the name might suggest, no litecoins were harmed during this process).
Is it a good moment to get in?
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Historical litecoin price
If you only look at today’s prices, you would get an incomplete picture. So also look at the past! You can use this table to do so, and who know, maybe you can spot that one important trend!
When you compare Litecoin’s price movements to those of 99 percent of all other altcoins, litecoin can be considered as quite stable. But, compared to gold, bitcoin, and stocks, the litecoin price is still very volatile. Above you will find all of Litecoin’s highs and lows in a row.
A crash course in the history of Litecoin
Litecoin is launched in 2011, and its initial value is 26 cents.
On November 18, 2013, one litecoin is worth approximately 4.40 euros. The value increased tenfold in just 10 days! Unfortunately the euphoria doesn’t last for long, since the demise of cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox is pulling the entire crypto market down. It will take a long time before litecoin reaches new heights.
Litecoin starts the year 2017 with a value of around 3.50 euros.
Halfway through 2017, on August 24, litecoin exceeds the 44 euro mark for the first time since 2013.
End of 2017: Like many coins, the value of litecoin surges to an absolute high. The value is around 330 euros.
After great highs come deep lows. In 2018, the cryptocurrency bear market also takes its toll on litecoin. A bear market has nothing to do with bears, it simply means that prices are falling. The value of litecoin falls back to 19.40 euros.
Litecoin’s recovery is amazingly quick in 2019. Mid June, litecoin is briefly worth 125 euros. A probable explanation is the block halving, meaning that fewer new litecoins will be added from August on.
Fun fact, not a single coin has risen as much as litecoin did in 2019, except for bitcoin.
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Litecoin vs Bitcoin
The maximum amount of litecoins that will be on the market in total has been set at 84 million, compared to the amount of bitcoins that are programmed in the Bitcoin protocol, which are 21 million. That difference influences the price. Litecoin will be less scarce than bitcoin, if its maximum number of coins is four times as high. And a lack of scarcity means a lower litecoin price then bitcoin price.
New litecoins become available to the market just like new bitcoins do. They are mined by miners, who receive a reward in LTC for processing transactions and keeping the network safe.
The Litecoin halving
Miners receive a reward in the form of newly created litecoins, for adding blocks (containing litecoin transactions) to the blockchain. This reward is halved every 840,000 blocks.
What consequences does a block halving have for the price? Some traders believe that the Litecoin block halving directly influences its value, because many miners sell a part (or perhaps all) of their litecoin to pay for their electricity costs and depreciation of the mining equipment.
After the halving (which takes place approximately every four years), miners receive less litecoin, which means less coins can be sold. But when the supply and demand remain completely constant, that could potentially lead to a price increase.
There is also a piece of mass psychology involved; smart as the market is, everyone wants to benefit from the halving. Starting from January 2019 you could see that the market was stocking up on litecoin more and more in anticipation of the halving. The price continued to rise until the halving in August. On the price chart you can see that from that moment on, the litecoin price mainly fell.
What are you waiting for?
Hopefully you now have enough tools at your disposal to determine if this is a good time to buy litecoin. Or as a wise man once said, the best day to buy litecoin was yesterday. The second best day? Today.
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Pro tip: if you would like to invest in litecoin (and other cryptocurrencies), only do so with resources that you can afford to lose.
Buying litecoin in four steps
BLOX is free to download for your iPhone and Android smartphone. Use the App Store or Google Play and look for ‘BLOX crypto trading’. Or simply click one of the buttons below. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’re already one step closer to buying litecoin.
Creating an account is really easy; within a minute you’re registered. You can use your personal email address, but it’s also possible to log in with one of your social media accounts.
Fill out your name and email address, and don’t forget to set up a strong password. Read the terms and conditions , and click ‘Accept’. We’ll send you an email as verification, with a link that’s valid for 30 minutes.
Clicked all the clicks? Then you’re ready for the next step!
BLOX is super easy: you top up your credit in your account and pay for it with a bank transfer or your credit card, just like you’re used to. You can buy litecoin directly, using your freshly added credit.
So open BLOX, select the Euro icon, and let the games begin. May the odds be ever in your favor...
BLOX is installed, your account is created, and your credit is charged. Now it’s all up to you: are you going to buy a nice mix of different cryptos, or are you going all-in on litecoin? Whatever you choose, you can do it for as little as 1 EUR.
Select ‘Litecoin (LTC)’ in the Markets section on the bottom left, and check out the price developments from the past day, week, or month. Chosen the right moment for your trade? Click ‘Buy’ and enter your preferred amount.
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