A version of bitcoin’s much-anticipated Lightning Network is finally ready for real users. Announced today, California startup Lightning Labs has officially launched a beta version of its software (LND), making available what investors and project leads say is the first thoroughly tested version of the tech to date. This means that users can now leverage LND to send bitcoin and litecoin to other users, all without settling those transactions on the blockchain. Continue reading Lightning Labs Launches Beta With Twitter CEO Backing
The Litecoin price posted a lonely decline on Tuesday after LitePay’s much-anticipated debit card launch was scrubbed at the last minute and delayed indefinitely. The cryptocurrency markets continued to shake off their weekend slump on Tuesday, and most large-cap cryptocurrencies posted strong returns against the US dollar. But while the cryptocurrency market index rose by seven percent, Litecoin became the lone top 15-cryptocurrency to post a single-day decline. At present, the Litecoin price is $217 on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, which represents a single-day decline of four percent and translates into a $12.1 billion market cap.The largest slice of Litecoin trading volume is concentrated on OKEx, which accounts for more than 31 percent of all LTC volume. Notably, KRW pairs — which often spur on altcoin rallies — currently comprise a relatively small amount of Litecoin trading.
Sunday, Feb. 25: the crypto markets are down almost all across the board, but not by very much. Of the top ten coins listed on CoinMarketCap, no coin is down more than 5 percent in the 24-hour period by press time. Only altcoins Litecoin (LTC) and IOTA out of those top ten coins are in the green. Litecoin is trading for about $208.53, up almost 2.8 percent over a 24-hour period by press time. IOTA is up even more, roughly 5 percent over a 24-hour period, trading for about $1.80 by press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has spent the past day and a half below $10,000, a mark that it had broken through again on Feb. 15. This week saw BTC almost hitting $12,000 before slowly dropping until it hit an intra-weekly low today. BTC is currently trading for around $9,552.92, down a little more than 3 percent over a 24-hour period by press time. Ethereum (ETH) is down 1.21 percent over a 24-hour period by press time, trading for around $827.65.
Total market cap is almost $420 bln by press time, down from the intra-week high of over $500 bln, but higher than the intra-week low thus far of around $417 bln.
Yesterday, the Litecoin price achieved the $200 mark and raised LTC/BTC to its highest value in nearly three years. Today, Litecoin’s bullish advance continued, and LTC rose as high as $236 on Bitfinex, notching its highest mark since Jan. 15. At the time of writing, Litecoin was trading at $219 and boasted a market cap of $12.4 billion. Litecoin’s trading volume remains relatively decentralized, with no single exchange accounting for more than 16 percent of global LTC trading volume. Notably, LTC volume has surged on South Korean exchange Upbit, from about $62 million on Wednesday to $237 million today. Fellow Seoul-based exchange Bithumb experienced a comparable increase, and the two exchanges — each of which currently prices Litecoin at a five percent premium — now account for a combined 16.5 percent of LTC’s daily trading volume.
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