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Litecoin (LTC) is a Bitcoin (BTC) fork created by Charlie Lee in 2011. The network has a target block time of two minutes and 30 seconds, as opposed to Bitcoins 10 minutes, a four-fold increase in total supply, and uses a different Proof of Work consensus algorithm called Scrypt. The crypto asset has increased almost 3x from the December lows but is currently down 81% from a record high set in December 2017. The market cap currently stands at US$4.53 billion. Read the entire in depth analysis on Brave New Coin

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran Editor @aikarensf Karen is a proud third generation San Franciscan, and has worked in various positions including developer relations, winemaking, freelance writing, and as a teaching assistant for autistic children. She is passionate about disruptive tech, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She is excited at how these technologies can improve the quality of life for people globally. When Karen isn’t busy discovering new things, you can find her enjoying the diversity of the Bay Area, keeping up to date on the latest tech news, or relaxing at home with her beloved rescued cat.

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