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Litecoin (LTC) Spikes 14% Weekly, 6.8% in Past 24 Hours: Reasons

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 09:20
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Yuri Molchan
Digital silver spike driven by several causes shared by Santiment
Litecoin (LTC) Spikes 14% Weekly, 6.8% in Past 24 Hours: Reasons
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In a recently published tweet, on-chain data agency Santiment published a tweet to share three reasons for Litecoin (LTC) increasing in price on a weekly and daily basis. The main cause is the approaching LTC halving event in August.

Here's what's been pushing LTC up

Since May 25, Bitcoin offshoot Litecoin, also known in the crypto community as digital silver, has increased in price by nearly 14%, rising from $83.79 to the $94.57 level, where it is trading currently. Over the past 24 hours, the growth constitutes 6.86%.

Santiment analytics team believes that there are three major reasons for the growth of this digital asset.

The first and largest reason the experts believe is the approaching halving of LTC scheduled for August. During halving, miners' rewards per block are cut down by half. At the moment, miners receive 12.5 LTC for every new block they find. After the halving, it will be reduced to 6.25 LTC.

There will be 35,760 blocks to find until the next halving in 2027. A halving takes place every four years, initially implemented by mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto for BTC. The previous event for LTC occurred in 2019.

The next Bitcoin halving is scheduled for 2024, with the previous one occurring in 2020, during the pandemic.

The other two reasons that have been fueling LTC's growth are a staggering two-year high in the volume of LTC on-chain transactions, as well as the biggest spike in whale activity since the start of 2023.

Bitcoin's Explosive Surge May Come After This Happens

LTC reaches milestone on BitPay

Leading global payment gateway BitPay spreads the word about Litecoin reaching a new milestone among its users. According to a tweet, LTC has grabbed second place on the scale of most popular cryptos transacted by means of BitPay.

Now, BitPay has announced a giveaway of $250 worth of LTC to one winner to celebrate this remarkable milestone of LTC adoption and utility.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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