As the highly anticipated Litecoin halving event draws nearer, Litecoin (LTC) continues to exhibit positive price action, driving increased on-chain transaction volumes and heightened whale activity. Santiment, an on-chain data provider, elaborated on this phenomenon.
The surge in LTC20 transactions on the Litecoin blockchain has significantly contributed to the overall activity on the network. With the halving event approaching, we expect whale activity to remain robust over the next two months.
Litecoin Network Thrives As LTC20 Transactions Surge And Address Count
Following the Litecoin halving, miners’ block rewards for LTC will be reduced from 12.5 LTC to 6.25 LTC. However, despite this impending adjustment, LTC has showcased resilience and achieved notable growth throughout May 2023.
According to data from IntoTheBlock, the total number of LTC addresses has surpassed 8.5 million. Litecoin (LTC) outpaces other prominent assets like Cardano, Dogecoin, and Polygon regarding address count, solidifying its status as a widely-used payment cryptocurrency.
Continued growth in Litecoin’s on-chain transaction volume strongly indicates major players’ inclination to enter the LTC investment realm ahead of the halving event. Santiment highlighted this positive sentiment.
Litecoin is also approaching a halving in August, which analysts deem a significant event for both the network and the price of LTC. Like the oft-noted bitcoin halving, the Litecoin halving will see its block reward (paid in LTC) slashed by half.
According to Charles Storry, Phuture’s head of growth at a crypto index platform, LTC lower unit price than Bitcoin attracts investors who want to position themselves strategically before the halving event.
“From investors I’m speaking with, they anticipate the halving to push the price of BTC, LTC and the market”
The recent surge in activity caused by the Ordinals protocol has resulted in congestion on the Bitcoin network, leading to high user costs. This situation may be advantageous for LTC, as it could benefit from the network congestion experienced by Bitcoin.
Furthermore, the Litecoin futures and derivatives market has experienced notable activity recently. According to data from Glassnode, Litecoin futures volumes have surged past an impressive $472 million, indicating a rising interest in LTC among traders and investors.
LTC has once again defied the broader consolidation in the crypto market, demonstrating a northward movement. In the past 24 hours alone, LTC’s price has surged by 5%, surpassing the $95 mark.
LTC defies the ongoing consolidation in the broader cryptocurrency market, demonstrating upward momentum. As the highly anticipated LTC halving event approaches, increased on-chain activity, heightened whale involvement, and the flourishing LTC futures market contribute to a positive outlook for the digital asset. Investors and market participants eagerly await the August 10th halving, expecting further price appreciation for LTC.
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