Litecoin client release is on its’ way, which was announced on the official Medium blog page of the Litecoin Foundation. LTC Core 0.17 will introduce a faster and cheaper Litecoin, with a very low transaction costs, which can be compared of that in 2015.
Below is the quote of the official announcement:
"The average transaction fee as it stands on the network is L0.001 per KB or ~$0.05. With the announced changes that will soon become L0.0001 per KB or ~ $0.005, half a cent and back at 2015 levels."
This is huge for the Litecoin, because transaction costs will be literally reduced by x10. It’s actually almost inline with the recent Monero announcement, where they recently reduced the transaction cost by 97%.
The reaction to the news announcement was taken very positively by the market. You may ask how come?; LTC hasn’t gained much, in fact, its moving very slowly!
But let’s take a closer look at the price development. According to our previous idea on LTC/BTC, Litecoin has reached the at 427.2% level, rejected it and started to move north. By looking at the chart, it is clear that LTC/BTC has produced a near the etc 0.007 area. After the price bounce, it reached the and broke move the 23.6% fibonacci resistance, which currently acting as the support. The oscillator trigged a buy signal while breaking above the downtrend .
So far price action is being very positive, while showing the potential for more growth. As long as Litecoin remains above the 0.00795 support, momentum should be increasing. At some point price will reach the 0.008 , and if broken, next stop will be near btc 0.009. But in any case, investors will be paying attention to the etc 0.0076 support, where has been formed. If support will be taken out, LTC can drop down to 0.0073 area.
Nevertheless, the timing for buying LTC could be just about right for some investors. And combined with a relatively cheap price, large buyers might start getting involved in LTC trading. As the downtrend is dominated, the risk will remain very high, although the rewards could be much higher. Please do not consider this article as a call to buy LTC, but look at it as a map, which may help you to trade Litecoin more effectively.