Litecoin (LTC) price analysis over 2018

The price of Litecoin (LTC) fell 87% in 2018

2018 was a difficult year for cryptocurrencies, with wide-scale falls in value. The price of Litecoin (LTC) dropped 86.84% since it opened at $227.17 on January 1st, 2018. It closed on December 31st, 2018 at $29.90.

Despite the dramatic loss of price in 2018, LTC is still one of the biggest, most well known, and most widely traded cryptocurrencies around. It is one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation.

Monthly LTC price (US$) and monthly change

Date Open Close Monthly change Annual change
Jan-18   227.17   163.88 -27.86% -27.86%
Feb-18   163.88   202.23 23.40% -10.98%
Mar-18   202.23   116.33 -42.47% -48.79%
Apr-18   116.33   148.30 27.48% -34.72%
May-18   148.30   118.46 -20.12% -47.85%
Jun-18   118.46     81.28 -31.39% -64.22%
Jul-18     81.28     78.97 -2.84% -65.24%
Aug-18     78.97     62.03 -21.44% -72.69%
Sep-18     62.03     61.23 -1.30% -73.05%
Oct-18     61.23     49.95 -18.41% -78.01%
Nov-18     49.95     32.18 -35.57% -85.83%
Dec-18     32.18     29.90 -7.09% -86.84%

Latest Litecoin price commentary

Current live LTC price information and interactive charts are available on our site 24 hours a day. The ticker bar at the top of every page on our site has the latest LTC price. Pricing is also available in a range of different currency equivalents:

US Dollar – LTCUSD

British Pound Sterling – LTCGBP

Japanese Yen – LTCJPY


Australian Dollar – LTCAUD

Russian Rouble – LTCRUB


In addition, we regularly publish an LTC price analysis:

About Litecoin

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.

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