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Closer to the Flappening

Litecoin users are quite happy about the way things are going. Despite all cryptocurrencies losing value yesterday, LTC held its own with relative ease. Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, feels this is a clear sign of the flippening taking place. Unlike the flippening, the flappening would see Litecoin over Ethereum in market cap. It is merely a jest, although it is not unlikely such an event could take place eventually.

On paper, it sounds ridiculous to think Litecoin can overtake Ethereum in market cap. Then again, a lot of people feel Ether is way overvalued. The native token has no real use cases similar to Bitcoin or Litecoin. That does not mean Ether isn’t used for different purposes, but it may not necessarily warrant the price we see right now. Even despite the drop in price, Ether is still valued high for something most people will not necessarily use anytime soon. It is 85% based on hype and expectations at this point.

Will we see the Flappening Take Place?

Litecoin, on the other hand, actually has some things Ethereum does not. It can scale, which Ethereum is clearly struggling with. The Lightning Network is coming, which may even be released ahead of Ethereum’s Raiden. Additionally, there are applications in development for Litecoin’s lightning network as we speak. Granted, Ethereum has its own Dapps,  thus there is some degree of correlation there.

The flappening is coming! https://t.co/Z9AXW98GoH ??(h/t @surrealtc) https://t.co/fQdxbjepLW — Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) July 11, 2017

That being said, there are some hints of a potential flappening. Litecoin’s price is at 23% of the ETH value. That is still a long way to go, but things can change in favor of Litecoin at any given time There are fewer transactions on the Litecoin network compared to Ethereum, though. Then again, a lot of those ETH transfers have to do with cryptocurrency ICOs more than anythin...

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