Litecoin Is Surging, Boosting Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP And Bitcoin–Here’s Why

The litecoin price rose to $37 after falling under the psychological $30 price last month amid a bitcoin and cryptocurrency bear market that’s dragged on the sector for the last 13 months. Litecoin fell to lows of around $22 late last year as the so-called crypto winter took its toll, down some 93% from its all-time high.Litecoin’s rapid rise saw it overtake first bitcoin cash, an offshoot of the original bitcoin, and then EOS, an ethereum rival, moving into fourth place on the list of the world’s biggest cryptocurrencies by market value, according to CoinMarketCap prices.”We have started exploration towards adding privacy and fungibility to Litecoin by allowing on-chain conversion of regular LTC into a Mimblewimble variant of LTC and vice versa,” Beam wrote in a Medium post. “Upon such conversion, it will be possible to transact with Mimblewimble LTC in complete confidentiality.”Bitcoin and cryptocurrency fever gripped the world in 2017, with some major coins, including Ripple’s XRP, ethereum, and litecoin, seeing price percentage increases that far outstripped bitcoin itself.



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