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Litecoin [LTC] achieves a new milestone: Did SOL help its rally?

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Can LTC live up to the investors’ expectation with this new update? 

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  • Litecoin Network recently processed its 135,000,000th transaction
  • LTC’s market indicators favored a bullish stance for the alt 

Litecoin [LTC] recently achieved a milestone by flipping Solana [SOL] to become the 15th largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. As per CoinMarketCap, at press time, LTC was trading at $60.71 with a market cap of more than $4.37 billion. 

LTC’s weekly performance also looked pretty promising, as its price increased over 8% in the last seven days. However, can this new achievement stand as a consequence of Solana’s downfall, or was something actually working in favor of Litecoin? A look at LTC’s on-chain metrics gave a clearer picture of the entire situation. 

Read Litecoin’s [LTC] Price Prediction 2023-2024

Good days to follow LTC?

According to the Litecoin Foundation’s latest tweet, the Litecoin Network just processed its 135,000,000th transaction. This, too, was a remarkable milestone, as it represented the reliability of the network, that had been live for over a decade now. 

Since all these developments looked optimistic for LTC, let’s dive into the altcoin’s metrics to understand whether the recent price pump was sustainable.

Litecoin’s volume registered an uptick lately, which was good news for the network. Not only that, but LTC’s Binance funding rate also went up, reflecting higher interest from the derivatives market. 

Source: Santiment

Nonetheless, not everything was working in LTC’s favor. This was because a few metrics revealed the possibility of a downtrend. At press time, LTC had already registered over 4% negative daily gains, further increasing the chances of a bearish takeover.

Furthermore, LTC’s Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) Ratio also registered a slight downtick recently. This could be taken as a bearish signal. Moreover, the coin‘s weighted sentiment also followed the same path and marked a decline, reflecting less popularity for the coin in the crypto community. 

Source: Santiment

Things could get interesting for LTC because…

Interestingly, though a few of the metrics were unsupportive of LTC, market indicators provided much-needed relief. The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) was resting just at the neutral mark, opening up the possibility of an uptrend. Moreover, the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) Ribbon revealed that the bulls were leading the market as the 20-day EMA was above the 55-day EMA.

Source: TradingView


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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