08 Jun

It's uncommon for Litecoin (LTC) to surpass Ethereum (ETH) in any metric. However, on June 6, the number of active addresses on Litecoin's network surged dramatically by 75%. 

Data from IntoTheBlock indicated that Litecoin had over 100,000 more active addresses than Ethereum. The total number of active addresses reached 602,720, marking the highest level of activity on the Litecoin network since January.

Litecoin removes Ethereum, following Cardano

To put things in perspective, active addresses count how many distinct wallets are involved in profitable transactions on a blockchain. The coin had better values than Cardano [ADA] a few days prior on the same front.

It is noteworthy to remark that wallets with tiny balances were the source of the majority of the transactions.

Having said that, people with LTC valued between $10,000 and $10 million were included. In line with the most recent IntoTheBlock article on X,

"Transactions of all sizes are on the rise, but the majority of the increase is attributable to transactions under $10."

It's important to note that despite the surge in network activity, LTC's price did not increase. At the time of reporting, Litecoin was priced at $83.52, having dropped by 1.8% in the past 24 hours. In contrast, Ethereum was trading at $3,791, also experiencing a slight decline.

This metric evaluates a cryptocurrency's valuation against the total security expenditure by miners. A spike in the market cap to thermocap ratio indicates that the coin is trading at a premium relative to miner expenditure, suggesting the price might be overvalued. Historically, a very high reading of this metric has led to a price correction. However, at the time of reporting, the ratio was at a low level of 0.00000003, significantly lower than during periods when Litecoin was considered overheated. 

Do ETH and LTC have a discount?

In other words, LTC might be selling for less. If the market goes back to being extremely positive, the price of LTC might rise above $100 from where it was at press time.

The 30-day MVRV ratio for Litecoin was 13.35% at the time of publication, meaning that the average holder would profit from a sale. But the profits could be large enough to encourage widespread profit-taking.

The 30-day MVRV ratio for Ethereum was 4.69%. This addressed the idea that holders of Litecoin would be in a better position than those of Ethereum, even though it also claimed that ETH and LTC might be in similar positions.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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