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Litecoin’s Hash Rate Hits ATH as Halving Countdown Narrows and LTC Nears $100

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Litecoin’s upcoming halving is less than five weeks away, which is expected to happen on August 2, 2023, at block 2,520,000. Leading up to the much-anticipated fact, the network hash rate has already reached a historic high, thereby serving as a positive catalyst for the Litecoin miners

As a result of this increased confidence, LTC was up by more than 15% over the past week, climbing near the crucial $100 mark.

  • According to the data compiled by Bitinfohcharts, Litecoin’s hash rate – which is a measure of computing power on the network – hit a fresh high of 797.72 tera hash/second (Th/s) this week.
  • Notably, the hash rate figures have been on a steady rise despite severe turbulence in LTC’s price trajectory over the past month.
  • A similar trend was observed during the previous halving event when Litecoin’s hash rate climbed the then-all-time-high of 523 Th/s before significantly sliding down. It wasn’t until mid-2022 that the metric picked up pace yet again to fresh highs.
  • Besides the hash rate, Litecoin’s mining difficulty, recorded at 26.38 million, is also hovering new its recently established ATH. Such a trend depicts a growing challenge for miners to discover new blocks and rake in rewards.
  • The upcoming halving, expected to happen on August 2, 2023, specifically at block 2,520,000, will slash the block rewards to half from 12.5 LTC per mined block to 6.25 LTC per mined block.
  • This reduction in supply and future scarcity has not only boosted the prices higher but has also triggered an increased network activity.
  • LTC’s price has also been on a roll lately. The past 24 hours alone brought a massive 15% surge, which helped the asset jump to almost $100 as of now.

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