Sunday's bitcoin price panic caused altcoin market caps to evaporate and made most altcoin prices drop as well. The litecoin price bore the brunt of the market's wrath, falling 7% and dropping the Litecoin market cap by almost $8 million in a single day. However, the bitcoin price recovered, which in turn inflated many altcoin prices to previous levels. Nevertheless, although litecoin's market cap grew by 5%, its bitcoin trading pair price failed to recover.
Litecoin Price Fails to Rebound from Bitcoin Price Panic
Monday's bitcoin price recovery restored meat to the bones of altcoin market caps--most of whom had taken a huge hit during Sunday's bitcoin price panic. Litecoin, whose market cap dropped nearly $8 million during the trading frenzy, saw its market cap rise back to ~$124 million. However, the litecoin price did not have the same stroke of luck on bitcoin exchanges.
The litecoin price began the day at 1,181,871 satoshis. Although it briefly spiked as high as 1,192,311, the price declined steadily throughout the day. At press time, the litecoin price was 1,250,015 satoshis.
Litecoin Price Decline Erases Previous Climb
Monday's litecoin price decline continued a two-day trend. From October 4-5, the litecoin price dropped from 1,178,837 satoshis to 1,144,512--a 3% drop. Consequently, litecoin's weekly price climb has been erased, and the litecoin price is now lower than it was a week ago.
Movement like the current litecoin price trend is common in altcoin markets. However, the litecoin price has inched upward over the past several weeks, so investors should hope this does not mark the beginning of a negative price trend.
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Last modified (UTC): October 6, 2014 11:54 PM