Litecoin transactions near all-time high
Litecoin transactions near all-time high
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Litecoin transactions near all-time high

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 28 Oct 2021

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Daily Litecoin transactions rise to 140,000, close to the all-time high. 

Visa increases Litecoin transactions

According to some experts, this surge in transactions to the 100,000 average of a few days ago is at least partly due to the announcement made on October 21 on Twitter.

The partnership with Visa and fintech company Unbanked to finally bring the first native Litecoin debit card to life probably gave LTC a boost. 

The new digital card linked to the cryptocurrency will allow it to reach the approximately 50 million businesses that accept Visa cards as a form of payment.

After depositing Litecoin on their wallet, the card will allow them to directly convert purchases made at merchants that accept Visa cards worldwide into fiat currency.

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Other Litecoin innovations

But the debit card with Visa is not the only news about Litecoin. Also on Twitter on October 25, the company relayed a tweet from Verifone announcing its partnership with Bitpay:

Verifone is an American multinational corporation based in Coral Springs, Florida, that provides technology for electronic payment transactions and value-added services at the point of sale. 

It carries out annual transactions worth almost $440 billion a year. BitPay is a cryptocurrency payment processor that handles over 60,000 consumer transactions each month with a basket of cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin.

What is Litecoin

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, it was one of the first Bitcoin spin-offs, founded in October 2011, two years after the creation of Bitcoin, by Charlie Lee, a former Google engineer.

It has always been a Bitcoin clone of sorts. It is currently the 16th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin has a maximum number of coins in circulation of 84 million.

It is currently trading at around $180, after setting an all-time high in May this year at $410

As on Bitcoin, Litecoin miners are rewarded for their mining work with 12.5 LTC. Mining is expected to end in 2142.

Litecoin’s main advantage over Bitcoin is its faster transaction speed (2.5 minutes for a block transaction compared to BTC’s 10).

Litecoin was also the unintentional star of a fake news story last September, which spoke of a partnership with US retail giant Walmart to enable payments with the cryptocurrency.

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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