LTC/USD closed at 259.830 after placing a high of 263.067 and a low of 243.842. After declining continuously for nine consecutive sessions, Litecoin posted the second day of gains on Tuesday. The recent spike likely followed the upward momentum in Bitcoin prices. BITCOIN remained on a positive note for the second day in the market amid a stockpile of positive news.
First, another U.S. bank – Bancorp, the fifth-largest in the country, announced to provide Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exposure to its customers on increased demand from them. Second, Mastercard and Gemini also announced a new reward system for credit cards that are expected to pay cashback to its users in Bitcoin by almost 3%. Third, the company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, Tesla, reported record profits due to sales of emissions credits and speculative gains on Bitcoin. The rising prices of Bitcoin changed the market mood to bullish, and other altcoins like LTC/USD also followed it and increased their gains.
Furthermore, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee spoke on CNBC and explained the difference between Litecoin and Bitcoin. He repeated his previous comments on it being cheaper and faster. However, the fact that CNBC allowed Lee to promote his project to a mainstream audience also helped LTC/USD trade on a positive note on Tuesday.