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To the moon: Litecoin thunders to $300 amid correction fears

Litecoin has surged forth to reach a new all-time high at the $300 USD mark despite mounting fears the cryptocurrency may see a harsh correction.

Written by Bryan Smith Published on

Litecoin has surged forth to reach a new all-time high at the $300 USD mark despite mounting fears the cryptocurrency may see a harsh correction.

Litecoin has proven a breakout in 2017, amassing gains sitting presently at more than 5,500% this year alone. While the cryptocurrency traded at sub-$5 USD values at the start of the year, it has now reached the $300 USD mark – prompting joy from early investors.

The digital currency has posted strong gains in amongst other contenders such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dash, and may be surging in value thanks to a sense of ‘fear of missing out’ in more established markets where new players seek to invest in cryptocurrency.

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Speculation remains, however, that the digital currency may see a harsh correction before the close of 2017. Litecoin itself has appreciated more than 75% in the past 24-hours alone, leading a charge that has seen its market capitalization climb to the $15 billion USD mark.

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee himself has warned that the cryptocurrency may soon be privvy to an incoming bear cycle, and has warned that new investors could expect a drop as markets begin to consolidate.

At the time of writing, Litecoin continues to push upwards and is trading at the $290 USD mark.

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What are your thoughts? Can anything stop the Litecoin freight train? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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South African technology journalist, podcaster, photographer and filmmaker. Hodling - BTC, NEO, ETH.@bryansmithsa

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