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Litecoin (LTC) Showing Key Price Signal as Halving Nears: Details

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 12:02
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Tomiwabold Olajide
Litecoin (LTC) halving might increase its scarcity
Litecoin (LTC) Showing Key Price Signal as Halving Nears: Details
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Santiment, an onchain analytics company, recently tweeted that altcoins, or alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin, are showing underbought signals after their market caps fell in comparison to Bitcoin at the beginning of the week.

It mentions that tons of altcoins are beginning to creep into opportunity zones. Santiment notably emphasizes several assets, including LTC, where traders are "in particular pain" and thus may soon reach a bottom.

Several altcoins are getting oversold on short to intermediate time frames as the crypto market declines in May. While the possibility of the correction lasting a bit longer cannot be overruled, if oversold conditions are proven, strong bounces back up typically happen.

Litecoin has recovered from hitting a low of $75.61 on May 8 but is currently down 2.96% at $79.67. Although a recovery appears to be underway, the focus is still on the daily MA 50 level at $81.23.

Litecoin's halving event imminent

Litecoin's halving event is expected to occur sometime in August 2023, when the 12.5 LTC block reward for miners will be reduced by 50% to 6.25 LTC. Theoretically, this might increase the market's scarcity of LTC and thus boost its price.

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, projected that the cryptocurrency might gain significant ground on Bitcoin, especially as the August halving event approaches.

He says that the market is accurate, valuing LTC at just over 1% of Bitcoin, but that there is a lot of potential for Litecoin.

Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dash (DASH) Halving Events Set to Occur in This Number of Days

According to Lee, the next bull cycle may see LTC/BTC increase to 0.025 BTC: "I can see an upside target of 10% (0.025 LTC/BTC). In the next bull market, 5% (0.0125) shouldn't be too hard to achieve. I honestly don't see it going much below 1% (0.0025) on the downside. The next halving will be in 92 days. This is going to be fun."

The LTC/BTC tag currently goes for 0.0028 BTC, so a rise to 0.025 BTC implies a 792% increase.

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Tomiwabold is a cryptocurrency analyst and an experienced technical analyst. He pays close attention to cryptocurrency research, conducting comprehensive price analysis and exchanging predictions of estimated market trends. Tomiwabold earned his degree at the University of Lagos.