Litecoin = Silver & Bitcoin = Gold

  • "The silver to bitcoin's gold" is the most common way that Litecoin has been described.
  • There is a limited supply of 84 million litecoins, compared to 21 million bitcoin (exactly 4 to 1 ratio). Currently 52,679,982 litecoin and 16,530,563 bitcoin are in circulation.
  • Litecoin transactions currently take just over 2 minutes to go through compared to about 100 minutes for bitcoin.