Litecoin is a form of digital currency which is created and transferred electronically using encryption.

Like Bitcoin, Litecoin‚Äôs transactions are recorded on a public ledger and new coins are created through a process known as ‚Äúmining.‚ÄĚ

The main difference between Bitcoin and Litecoin is that Litecoin is built for speed. This makes it a great choice for quick transactions like payments.

Litecoin was the second most popular cryptocurrency as of 2015 with one coin being worth about $1.50 USD… meanwhile, in late 2017 Litecoin traded between $60 and $95. Oh how times have changed!

Click on any of the sections below to start learning more about Litecoin.


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