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This section presents the quarterly averages (trimester) for trading volume, market capitalization and trading price for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Trading Volume & Market Capitalization
For example, Litecoin had an average trading volume of nearly US$ 1.2 bn per day for the first trimester of 2019. This figure came to nearly US$ 822 m during the same time frame in 2018. The corresponding increase in trading volume equated to 43.3 percent.
The average market capitalization during the first trimester of 2019 was nearly US$ 2.7 bn. This figure came to nearly US$ 10.5 bn during the same time frame in 2018. The corresponding drop down in market capitalization was 74.3 percent.
In the first trimester of 2019, the average trading price equated to nearly US$ 45.6. This figure came to over two hundred during the same period of 2018. The price dropped accordingly by 77.3 percent.
The all-time high of Litecoin in 2017
The Litecoin currency climbed to a high in December 2017 at nearly US$ 380. At this trading price, the coin reached a market capitalization of over nineteen billion US dollars. This put Litecoin around certain other digital currencies, such as IOTA.
Litecoins all-time high compared to Bitcoin and the most renowned companies worldwide
Bitcoin, by far the largest cryptocurrency at the time, had a market capitalization of US$ 298 billion on that day. Apple Inc., one of the most highly valued brands in the world, stood at US$ 902 billion. And Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer as of 2018, at US$ 103 billion.
- Litecoin (LTC): 19 bn US dollars
- Bitcoin (BTC): 298 bn US dollars
- Apple (AAPL): 902 bn US dollars
- VW (VWAGY): 103 bn US dollars
- Date: 19 December 2017
March 2019: an interesting date following the big cryptocurrency crash
On 1 March 2019, the price of Litecoin stood at just under US$ 49.0 with a market capitalization of nearly US$ 2.9 billion. In comparison with the highest trading price described above, this represents a drop down to approximately 13.1 percent.
Around that time, Ethereum dropped to about 9.7 and Bitcoin to approximately 19.5 percent of their all-time-high trading prices.
The Litecoin is a native coin and is created by mining. Its maximum number of coins is exactly 84 million. Those interested in the source code should also take a look at the GitHub page.
Block height and other real-time metrics around current Litecoin transactions can be traced through this block explorer.
Further details about Litecoin, including the white paper and other links to source code, community forums and social media accounts can be found on litecoin.org.
Two large markets for buying or selling Litecoin in EUR are Kraken and Coinbase Pro. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Litecoin in EUR are IndoEx, Bitstamp and Coinsbit, among others.
Four large markets for buying or selling Litecoin in USD are Kraken, Coinbase Pro, Binance and Bitfinex. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Litecoin in USD are HitBTC, ZB.COM and BKEX, among others.
Three large markets for buying or selling Litecoin in BTC are Coinbase Pro, Binance and Bitfinex. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Litecoin in BTC are STEX, HitBTC and Coineal, among others.
Stop by the following social media channels to speak directly to the Litecoin team:
- Telegram (@Litecoin)
- Twitter (@search?q=litecoin%20-bitcoin&src=typd)
- Twitter (@LitecoinProject)
- Reddit (/r/litecoin)
1. Or two percent, if omitting Bitcoin.