A new podcast is in the latest cryptocurrency news, focusing on a potential Litecoin rally which was first brought up by the founder of the cryptocurrency, Charlie Lee. As Lee said, Litecoin has the potential to surge even above $1,000 and the altcoin has proved that with its triple-digit surges this year.
Currently, Litecoin (LTC) is up by more than 6.1% weekly. Year to date, Litcoin and Binance Coin (BNB) are perhaps the two top performing assets with triple-digit gains. A Litecoin rally is very possible because of that – and Charlie Lee has lighted up the scene with a new prediction.
As he said while making big news in the altcoin news section, the altcoin loss in 2018 has nothing to do with the fact that Litecoin is big right now. A sneak peek of the episode was also posted on Twitter by Anthony Pompliano, who hosted the podcast.
New episode is live w/ @SatoshiLite!
We discuss the early days of Coinbase, why he originally built Litecoin, how crypto evolved over the last decade, what the current challenges are, and where Charlie sees BTC & LTC going in the future.
Listen & learn!https://t.co/JcpLe8SXZi
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) May 1, 2019
For a Litecoin rally this big to occur, the recovery must begin. Fortunately, leading in the new market recovery is Litecoin. Despite the optimistic prediction that LTC could visit $1,000 soon, Charlie Lee did not mention the hash rate that is improving by the day.
From a technical point of view, Litecoin (LTC) is a leader in the coming altcoin news along with Ethereum. The resurgence is linked with the Bitcoin prices bottoming up and establishing a positive correlation. However, it is the early August halving that is right now drawing demand for the asset while investors expect a Litecoin rally.
Price-wise, Litcoin is solid and it seems like bulls are in charge as long as the prices are trending above $50. Since buyers are in control, traders can load up in dips with first targets at $100 which is a resistance level that marks the April highs. A Litecoin rally from this situation is very possible, knowing that we are seeing a bull reversal from April and a solid Fibonacci retracement level of 78.6%/
From all of this, the bull bar is obvious and a LTC rally may come in next. Litecoin is now at $74 in a 3% correction. The best cryptocurrency news sites show that while a $1,000 price prediction is definitely something out of the blue, the cryptocurrency has gained a lot this year.
No Interest For Working On The Litecoin Protocol: Charlie Lee
‘’I was extremely disappointed to discover that no progress had been made on CT since the announcement, especially when I stand on stage telling everyone it’s happening and we are actively working on it.’’The CT in the conversation stands for Confidential Transactions which is a protocol upgrade that Lee promised to happen about eight months ago but at the time he declared that CT will be available before this year ends. This is one of the reasons why there is no interest in working on the Litecoin improvement. Lee also noted on Twitter saying that though Litecoin GitHub shows no code commits in 2019, there is still some work being done that does not master the branch. The Litecoin creator admitted that he ‘’dropped the ball’’ on the promised Mimblewimble and CT protocols. Lee also noted that the updates have been side-tracked by activities in the adoption arena neglecting core developments such as the issue of fungibility as noted in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites. While responding to criticism from Richards, Charlie Lee gave a startling admission about the pedigree of his cryptocurrency saying:
‘’The honest truth is that no one is interested in working on Litecoin protocol development work. At least no one technically competent. You can’t just throw money at this problem. This is true for Litecoin since the beginning. It has only been me, Warren, and Thrasher.’’
Litecoin And Its Dusting Attack: What Happened And Why?
“It was network-wide, which meant it affected all users of litecoin that had an active litecoin address at the time. The address of the person responsible for the dusting attack can be found here: https://blockchair.com/litecoin/address/LeEMCDHmvDb2MjhVHGphYmoGeGFvdTuk2K
“We became aware of the dusting attack on Saturday morning when one of our binance angels had received a small amount of LTC into their litecoin wallet.”
The co-founder of the blockchain data provider Glassnode, Jan Happel, also spoke about Litecoin and its dusting attack. He looked into it to confirm it and focused on the extra data which came up, showing a previously unreported dusting attack which occurred in April this year. As Happel said:
“We have done a quick query into the LTC blockchain and analyzed the number of utxo's that carry a smaller value than the mean tx fee that day. If a UTXO contains less balance than the minimum amount required to spend it (fee) that day, it becomes stuck/unspendable — this is what we technically define as dust.”
For those of you unfamiliar with dusting attacks, the altcoin news present them as a signature assigned to any unspent value (through UTXO which is the unspent transaction output) - merged to make the transaction amount.
This was the first time a large scale attack like this had occurred. Litecoin and its dusting attack were also explained by Jager as:
“The person behind the dusting attack owns a mining pool based out of Russia, EMCD[dot]io. They reached out to express that their intent was to advertise their mining pool to the users of Litecoin, however, it's unclear from our perspective or anyone else's as to whether there were alternative motives. The owner of the pool was not aware that he was subjecting all these users to a dusting attack and spreading fear among the Litecoin community.
“It's interesting to note, that even if this was not the intent of the mining pool owner, he provided a base for malicious actors to analyze. You see, the person responsible for conducting the dusting attack doesn't necessarily have to be the one collecting the data, they can just merely be providing a service so that someone else can collect all the information and analyze it at a later date.”
Even though they seem like a small and unharmful activity, dusting attacks can undermine user anonymity and be used against users to steal precious digital assets.
Altcoin Apocalypse: Only 2 Of Top 10 Altcoins Outperform BTC In 2019
Litecoin Founder Says LTC Development Is Strong, But What Is Happening?
“This is how Litecoin Core development has functioned for years. We even had the same FUD last year! Someone looked at our master branch last year and claimed that Litecoin stopped developing in 2018. And I bet even after this explanation, we will have people confused in 2020."https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/1160436032585650176 Right now, we can see that there is a lot of FUD surrounding Litecoin. Investors are probably looking for reasons to ditch their LTC too - but just like they were described on many best cryptocurrency news sites - the Litecoin founder and the community are nothing but a ghost town right now.
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