Litecoin [LTC] holders might be ecstatic after reading these updates
- Bitpay’s report revealed that LTC payments increased considerably in one year.
- On-chain metrics and other LTC achievements suggested that a promising year could be awaited.
Litecoin [LTC] has been dominating the crypto space of late by increasing its popularity and acceptance on a global scale. Crypto ATM Radar’s data revealed that Litecoin grabbed the second spot on the list of the most supported ATM cryptocurrencies.
And, in November 2022, the figure reached the 24,000 mark. Litecoin payments account for nearly 27% of all the payments that are processed by Bitpay, only behind Bitcoin, which grabbed the first spot with over 40% dominance.
LTC even left behind Ethereum as the king of altcoins took the third spot on the list. Indeed, this was an optimistic update for Litecoin holders.
Many milestones achieved!
Over the years, Litecoin has also achieved quite a few milestones that have played a major role in boosting the coin’s global acceptance and reputation.
For instance, LTC has not experienced any downtime since its launch. Moreover, LTC has also crossed the benchmark of transferring over $1 trillion in value, which is undoubtedly a positive sign for the network.
Interestingly, Bitpay recently published a report that highlighted how LTC was rising as a preferred payment method across the globe. As per the report, the total Litecoin payments processed by Bitpay surged by more than 100% in just one year.
Meanwhile, Litecoin also informed its users about the latest Mimblewimble Extension Blocks (MWEB). It is a privacy-focused decentralized protocol enabling users to conceal transaction data with its confidentiality feature while providing a foundation for other blockchains to improve the usability of their tokens. According to Litecoin, this upgrade has the potential to increase the network’s scalability tenfold.
What to expect from LTC
Notably, Litecoin’s mining industry also registered promising growth over the last few months as its hashrate continued to increase after the Ethereum Merge.
LTC’s hash rate was 589.035 thash/s at the time of writing.
That said, a look at Santiment’s data revealed that the upcoming year might be favorable for LTC holders as some of the on-chain metrics looked promising.
For instance, over the last three months, LTC’s daily active addresses were pretty consistent, indicating users’ reliability and trust in LTC.
In fact, the coin’s social volume went up lately, suggesting higher popularity.
Litecoin’s MVRV Ratio also registered an increase in the last few weeks, which too was a good sign. However, despite several optimistic updates, LTC’s development activity chose a southward path, which might be a little concerning for the long-term holders.