30 Jun '14, 9pm

Litecoin Slumps As Bitcoin Recovers Some Of Its Former Luster

During the height of the 2013 Bitcoin bubble , Litecoin soared, crossing the $40 mark late in the year. Since then, mostly tracking Bitcoin, Litecoin’s value has faded. Today, you can buy a Litecoin for just under $9. That cryptocurrencies are dealing with post-bubble excesses is hardly news. What’s more interesting is that Litecoin, which largely followed Bitcoin’s price fluctuations, has recently decoupled from its bigger sibling , failing to enjoy a price bump in recent weeks as Bitcoin itself found new legs. Using CoinMarketCap data, here’s the two cryptocurrencies’ price charts, superimposed over one another. Obviously, we discounted for scale, given that the price of Bitcoin has long outstripped that of Litecoin: So, as Bitcoin recovered a bit from its 2014 declines, Litecoin didn’t follow suit. A meme bouncing around the cryptocurrency world for some time said that ...

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/30/litecoin-slumps-as-bitco...

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