In the last five months, Litecoin (LTC) has performed exceptionally in the cryptocurrency market and has grown 3.5 times. On Monday, Litecoin’s price grew to its highest level in the last 12 months, rising to $128.07. The last time the price of the coin came close to that was last year on May 23 when it traded at $126.
LTC Performing Well Despite Market Fluctuations
Currently, Litecoin is defying odds and continues to perform well despite the current market fluctuations. There has been mass adoption of Litecoin that is driven by the growing usage of Litecoin Onchain that may further drive the value of LTC. The growing trend of Litecoin is a result of a combination of partnership and the growing popularity of the coin’s platform.
According to recent price action, LTC is surging to a higher value, and currently, it is up by over 30% since June 4 when it traded at $97. Over the same period, the world’s leading cryptocurrency by market share, Bitcoin, has only gained 7%.
The outperformance of the coin is likely a result of the mining reward halving that is expected in the next two months on August 8. The mining reward on the Litecoin blockchain is expected to be halved to 12.5 coins per block from 25 coins.
Litecoin to Replicate 2015 Performance?
In the last three months before the previous reward halving that happened back on August 25, 2015, the cryptocurrency rallied by over 500%. The price increased from $1.50 in May to a high of $7.00 by July 2015 before finally dropping back to $3.00 after halving. Based on the previous trend, the cryptocurrency will continue gaining in the next four weeks before experiencing a stint of profit taking prior to the August 6 event.
In the last five days, the value of LTC has shown tremendous growth after the coin leaped from $98.86 to around $121.12, and currently, Litecoin is trading at $116.57. The coin is expected to exhibit the bullish trend in the coming months and could reach $150 by the end of the year.
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