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Litecoin [LTC] shows signs of recovery, can this be the reason

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Litecoin: Decoding the reasons behind miners’ interest in LTC

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  • LTC’s difficulty and hashrate increased, suggesting an increased number of miners.
  • TVL went up while on-chain performance looked bullish.

On 13 March, the Litecoin Foundation revealed that Litecoin’s [LTC] mining difficulty had reached a new all-time high. As its difficulty increased, Coinwarz’s chart pointed out that the network’s hashrate also registered an uptick over the last week. 

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The surge in hashrate indicated an influx of new miners on the network. A possible reason for the new influx could be LTC’s recent price action, which favored the bulls. As per CoinMarketCap, LTC’s price increased by 4.46% in the last 24 hours, and at the time of writing, it was trading at $80.00 with a market capitalization of 5.7 billion.  

NFTs are luring more miners 

Apart from LTC’s rising value, another reason for the increasing hashrate could be the newly supported Litecoin Ordinals. Ordinals were initially launched on Bitcoin’s [BTC] blockchain. However, Litecoin started supporting these NFTs during the concluding weeks of February. Since its launch, Ordinals have come a long way, crossing the 200,000 milestone last week. 

Network value on the rise?

LTC’s network value witnessed a steep decline over the last week as its Total Value Locked (TVL) went down. However, in a spot of good news, according to DeFiLlama, LTC’s TVL was showing signs of recovery.

As per the chart below LTC’s TVL increased by more than 2% in the last 24 hours, which was optimistic. However, it was surprising to see that despite growth in multiple areas, the number of daily active users declined slightly over the last two days. 

Source: DeFiLlama

Will LTC sustain the price pump?

LTC’s growth in TVL can only continue if its price continues to be under the bulls’ influence. Therefore, a look at the blockchain’s metrics gave a better understanding of the possibility of LTC sustaining its recent price surge.

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Santiment’s data revealed that the price uptrend was accompanied by an increase in volume, which acted as a support for the hike. LTC’s MVRV Ratio also increased considerably over the last few days. More LTC was transferred to wallets lately, which was evident from its rising velocity.

In addition to that, after a sharp decline, LTC’s Binance funding rate also went up, suggesting high demand from the futures market.

Source: Santiment


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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