Litecoin kicks off the week with another major jump, putting its year-to-date growth at 4,315 percent.
Last Thursday, Litecoin jumped from trading between $90-100 to $120-130—a leap of 38 percent in just 9 hours. Over the weekend, the price fluctuated around the $150 mark, kicking off at $144.61 yesterday, according to CoinMarketCap.
This morning, Litecoin prices hit $186.87, marking a staggering 29 percent jump in less than 24 hours. At the time of this writing, the price is listed at $186.56 on CoinMarketCap.
Why the Surge?
Several factors may be contributing to the explosive growth of Litecoin.
Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency brokerage, has also ballooned in user base alongside the growth of Bitcoin, recently surpassing YouTube as the #1 app on the Apple App Store. Coinbase currently only supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin—so the positive relationship between Bitcoin and Litecoin might be putting a special spotlight on Litecoin amid the rapid growth of Coinbase.