Each halving in Bitcoin is typically front run by a bull cycle, where the price of the leading cryptocurrency by market cap experiences rapid volume expansion and price mark up. The digital silver to Bitcoin’s digital gold, Litecoin, also experiences such a phenomenon ahead of its halving – an event scheduled at regular intervals that reduces the block reward miners receive for validating the network.
With Litecoin’s halving in less than 70 days away, the market is watching the #5 ranked cryptocurrency to see if it once again carries the market higher. The last time Litecoin caused the entire crypto market to rally, it was the catalyst that helped put in Bitcoin’s bear market bottom and sparked a mini alt season. Will Litecoin once again spawn an all-out alt season and help Bitcoin’s parabolic move trend even higher?
Litecoin Breaks $100 Again, Confirms As Support, Off to the Races?
The crypto market is becoming increasingly bullish on Litecoin as the crypto asset nears closer and closer to its halving – an upcoming event in which the Litecoin supply is diminished. The halving, which will see the block reward miners receive cut in half, taking the reward from 25 LTC to just 12.5 LTC.
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In the past, these halving events are typically front run as investors anticipate an offsetting of supply and demand that drives the price of these scarce, hard-capped, deflationary assets to skyrocket in short order.
PS, if the market follows litecoin again we are in good shape! pic.twitter.com/8swlvwqf99
— Shardi B would like to see us HOLD $9750 $BTC (@ShardiB2) May 24, 2019
Crypto analysts and traders who are watching Litecoin price charts are calling for the confirmation of cup and handle formations to play out, taking the price of the digital asset as much as 50% higher in anticipation of the upcoming halving.
— mocho17™®© ENAMORAO DEL $$$$ ™®© (@cryptomocho) May 19, 2019
Today, Litecoin broke up above $100 once again, which it is now currently retesting to confirm as support.
— moon (@MoonOverlord) May 24, 2019
The bullish price action in Litecoin has been enough to lead the entire crypto market into a recovery following this week’s bleeding out across most trading pairs.
— [₡ryptocasca] (@cryptocasca) May 24, 2019
Litecoin also helped to drag the price of Bitcoin higher with the #1 cryptocurrency by market cap reaching above $8,000 once again, but continuing to struggle with overhead resistance at $8,100.
— Crypto₿anksy (@BanksyCrypto) May 24, 2019
While the #5 ranked cryptocurrency was able to help Bitcoin continue to climb higher, Litecoin itself has gained 10% against the BTC ratio on the LTC/BTC trading pair. Against USD the LTC pair is in a clear, valid uptrend.
— Cow Jones (@CryptoCowJones) May 24, 2019
The reason behind Litecoin dominance increasing relative to Bitcoin, is due to the closer proximity of Litecoin’s halving, which is fueling the positive sentiment.
Wouldn't expect something crazy but likely price will follow speculation and hype as we get closer to 6th august 2019. pic.twitter.com/gt2dZM503u
— Cactus (@TheCryptoCactus) May 22, 2019
Those that are overly bullish on Litecoin have to look no further than previous halving to justify their positions. In the past, price rose rapidly ahead of each halving. There’s also a potential fractal playing out, according to some traders.
— FXD (@Liquidityhunter) May 20, 2019
Most analysts have targets for the altcoin somewhere upwards of $150 and higher. For the ratio, traders are targeting 0.02 or higher.