Litecoin’s (LTC) forthcoming client release will make it “faster” and “cheaper” than Bitcoin Cash (BCH), according to one analyst as developers confirm transaction fees will reduce 90 percent.
10X Fee Decrease Puts LTC In Front
Litecoin Core 0.17, which the Litecoin Foundation said was “upcoming” in a blog post on its now-suspended Medium account, will deliver a host of end-user improvements.
Specifically, while LTC [coin_price coin=litecoin] currently costs around $0.05 in average fees, after the update this will reduce closer to $0.005.
This, Alternative Assets performance analyst and LearnCrypto.io president Nich Hellmann notes, will end the status quo in which Litecoin is more expensive to use than Bitcoin Cash.
Despite its larger market cap, he continues, BCH [coin_price coin=bitcoin-cash] is slower and has a more “contentious” community.
“Currently because the blocks aren’t full there is no need to pay higher fees, which is one reason why the move is being taken,” developers wrote explaining the updates.
Togami: BCH Attack ‘Not Hypothetical’
LTC markets have so far not reacted to the update, trading behavior broadly falling in the line other major altcoin assets this week.
Cryptocurrency users suspicious of BCH’s development and marketing practices will no doubt have doubled down on their perspective after data this week showed its network is in a precarious position.
Updating his ongoing tracking of BCH, Blockstream VP solutions head Warren Togami noted the network’s 30-day average hashrate had fallen below 7 percent of Bitcoin’s.
This, he warned “matters (because) of the risk of exchange insolvency from double-spend theft.”
The hashrate proportion had dipped below 8 percent at the start of September, Bitcoinist reporting on Togami’s preexisting concerns about network security.
At the time, he compared the state of the network to an LTC hard fork from 2013, which imploded due to a 51 percent attack months afterwards.
Now, he says, the danger of BCH following suit is “not hypothetical.”
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