Litecoin (LTC) experienced exponential growth earlier this year. Prior to mid-June, the altcoin was the best performing coin in 2019, growing more than 170% in fewer than 90 days and peaking at around $145.
However, a serious summer downtrend saw it drop to around $56 by the end of September.
Earlier this week, Litecoin recovered to around $58, where it currently sits. Over the past 24 hours, LTC has upwardly gained 4%.
Is Litecoin preparing for a massive run-up?
As you can see from the chart above, Litecoin started to recover on September 29 after the market meltdown and has since been on a positive trend – albeit still far below its 20-day EMA.
Due to the significant BTC dump which took place last during late September, the altcoin market suffered massive losses as well.
The reality is that the halving may have been a ‘buy the rumour, sell the news’ type of event, with seasoned traders taking profits weeks before it took place, much like history shows.
Looking at the EMAs, we can see the 50-day EMA has also crossed the 100-day EMA to the downside, however the coin may have finished consolidating and this may be the move investors were looking for.
Last week, I mentioned I could not foresee the price growing without a reversal of the EMAs, plus volume really needs to pump to the upside. At the moment, it is sitting close to $4 billion, marking a whopping 51% push since last month.
Thicker volumes tend to result in more volatility, so do expect some price changes while volume continues to grow.
Finally, Litecoin seems to have found support around the $52 region and will likely face some resistance around $63-$64, looking at the volume profile.
Regardless, I still expect LTC to consolidate before pumping over the $100 mark again towards the end of the year.
Watch the new Magical Crypto Friends Episode 24: Romantic Relationships! In this Litecoin episode: LTC Halving, Development, FUD and is it a SoV? + Roger Ver's crazy claims!
Note: this episode was recorded pre-ERC20 drama. (next episode will have less LTC)https://t.co/NlfNk9WRrg
— Magical Crypto Friends (@magicalcrypto) August 28, 2019
Recently, the “Magical Crypto Friends” show – which is available on YouTube and features Litecoin founder Charlie Lee – focused an entire program on Litecoin.
From Litecoin acting as a store of value to development updates, the show covered the most important discussions in the community.
Lee confirmed that the project is working on privacy improvements as well. The Litecoin development team is working with the Mimblewimble protocol, specifically the developers behind Grim, with a view to potentially adding the privacy protocol as an extension block.
According to Lee, it would work as follows:
“All the miners are mining both the extension block and the main chain at the same time, after the soft-fork that is. So the Mimblewimble chain would go alongside the main chain and then you would have peg-in, peg-out, so you could move Litecoin into the other chain and back.”
The goal would be to give Litecoin users improved privacy features when transacting.
Litecoin was released in October 2011 by Charlie Lee, a former Google employee. It was a fork of Bitcoin with the main difference being a smaller block generation time, increased maximum number of coins, and a different script-based algorithm.
Litecoin is one of the leading cryptocurrencies and is one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation.
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