What is the Situation with Litecoin After the Halving

28 Aug
2015

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Earlier this week the first block reward halving for the Litecoin (LTC) has happened and although there was a bit of uncertainty about what exactly will happen with the alternative crypto currency it seems that things haven’t changed much actually. The exchange rate of 1 LTC is still hovering around $3 USD or a little lower, but the network difficulty is going down in order to compensate for the decrease in half of the mined coins. So it seems that no imminent price increase is going to happen, but instead the network difficulty will go down because some miners with older hardware are apparently turning it off as it may not be able to even pay for the electricity used. This simply means that things will balance in a matter of days.

In fact the the Litecoin (LTC) network difficulty has been mostly dropping with a few percent throughout most of August before the halving even occurred as a result of the price of the crypto currency going down slightly. After the block reward halving however there was a significant drop of almost 8% and now we are looking at a second drop with about 8% more as an estimate. We’ll have to wait and see how much of a decrease in the total network hashrate is going to be enough before things stabilize. What you should not expect however is to see the total LTC network hashrate and thus network difficulty to drop in half after the halving, but then again who knows…



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