As Business Insider explains, Litecoin owners will get 10 Litecoin Cash coins for each Litecoin unit they have when the forks will happen sometime next week.
Verge (XVG) traded 8.7% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0578 or 0.00000630 BTC.
Bytom (BTM) traded up 1.9% against the dollar and now trades at $0.37 or 0.00004135 BTC.More news: CI Global Investments Inc. Has $218.90 Million Stake in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)
Syscoin (SYS) traded 1.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.54 or 0.00006370 BTC.
Polymath (POLY) traded up 2.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.80 or 0.00009208 BTC.
GameCredits (GAME) traded up 3.7% against the dollar and now trades at $2.49 or 0.00025229 BTC.
The token has also traded through the 50% Fibonacci retracement level ($211) of the November 2 - December 19 rally when LTC jumped from $50 to an all-time high of $371.
BridgeCoin (BCO) traded down 3.9% against the dollar and now trades at $3.34 or 0.00039147 BTC.More news: Our first look at Nokia's Android One, Android Go smartphones
CyberMiles (CMT) traded down 4.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.18 or 0.00002056 BTC.
Litecoin is now trading at $157.06, some 0.12% lower than yesterday, so the incoming Litecoin Cash fork is yet to dent Litecoin's market cap or reputation.
LTC is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on October 8th, 2011.
Litecoin prices jumped more than 21% Wednesday to top $200 per coin ahead of a controversial Litecoin hard fork scheduled for February 18, 2018. The official message board for Litecoin is litecointalk.io. "Receive settlement from Litecoin payments directly to your bank account in your own currency, with zero price volatility or risk". Litecoin's official website is litecoin.com. Litecoin's official Twitter account is @LitecoinProject and its Facebook page is accessible here.
According to Crypto Analysts, Litecoin (LTC) eyes $198.58 target on the road to $406.24. The idea is similar to when bitcoin cash forked from the bitcoin blockchain past year - the Litecoin Cash developers say that the new digital currency will improve Litecoin's "block speed". The move, announced by "Litecoin Cash", a company that is not affiliated with the founder of the currency, Charlie Lee, is creating a controversy for investors.More news: Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane days after fighter jet was downed
The Litecoin project is now maintained by a core group of 6 software developers, led by Charles Lee, with a large community that is growing in support.