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Litecoin (LTC) enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the upcoming halving event scheduled for Wednesday, August 02, 2023. This event is expected to mirror the Bitcoin halving event that often triggers a fresh bull market.
In approximately 95 days from today, the Litecoin network will reduce the block reward to approximately 6.25 LTC units at a block height of 2,520,000. Presently, Litecoin miners have rewarded 12.5 LTC units for every block they mine. At Genesis block, Litecoin miners received 50 LTC units, but the first halving event occurred on August 25, 2015, and reduced the reward to 25 LTC units.
With a hash rate of about 675.42 (TH/s), Litecoin miners are distributing freshly minted coins to more than 8 million holders, according to on-chain metrics.
Social Media and Market Capitalization
Litecoin’s social activity volume on Twitter has significantly increased year-to-date, as per reports. Interestingly, the positive Litecoin mentions on Twitter are almost retesting the highs of the 2021 bull market. The upcoming halving event is believed to be the primary reason for the rise in social activity, and if history repeats itself, it may trigger another bull market.
As of now, Litecoin is trading at around $90, which marks a 26% increase year-to-date. According to aggregate data provided by Coingecko, it has a market capitalization of $6.1 billion and a 24-hour trading volume of approximately $1 billion.
Litecoin’s price has consolidated around the same zone since reaching its all-time high during the 2017/2018 bull market. However, with the upcoming halving event, Litecoin’s price is expected to break out and potentially reach a new all-time high. Since the 2017/2018 bull market, Litecoin has not been involved in another major bull market.