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Litecoin Price Rises 4% as Litecoin Foundation Announced Physical Debit Card

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by Janis Rijnieks · 3 min read
Litecoin Price Rises 4% as Litecoin Foundation Announced Physical Debit Card
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The Litecoin Foundation has teamed up with Bibox Exchange and Ternio to bring customers a special edition Litecoin BlockCard, which will allow customers to purchase goods and services with crypto. LTC price adds 4% amid the news.

Today, June 19, 2019, The Litecoin Foundation announced that they are teaming up with Bibox and Ternio pushing LTC price up by 4%. With their new card, which will leverage the already existing Ternio BlockCard platform, cryptocurrency users will be able to spend their crypto anywhere in the world where major credit cards are accepted. 

The users of the card will have the ability to deposit various cryptocurrencies. After, they can choose to keep their spending crypto in Litecoin, Bibox Token or Ternio token.

“Bibox has always positioned ourselves as being on the forefront of crypto adoption,” said the Co-Founder of Bibox, Aries Wang adding: “By partnering with the Litecoin Foundation and Ternio we are able to leverage Bibox’s robust exchange platform to help bring consumers more options to spend cryptocurrency with unprecedented ease.”

Bibox Exchange – The Custodian

The custodian role will be played by the Bibox Exchange. Today it has more than $200 million in daily trading volume and it will be the main router of user deposits and spending. At first, the crypto-friendly card will be released only to U.S. citizens, but all the parties promise that “soon after” they will expand the services to non-U.S. Citizens.

The credit card will be directly integrated into the Bibox Exchange and LoafWallet which is the official Litecoin wallet. Users using these platforms will get a direct access to the crypto cards and could start spending immediately. Charlie Lee said:

“This is an exciting partnership for us as it furthers the Litecoin Foundation’s mission to create more use cases for spending Litecoin in everyday life. Leveraging Ternio’s BlockCard platform with Bibox’s exchange engine gives Litecoin holders unparalleled access to use their LTC at merchants around the world.”

The Litecoin Foundation says that within weeks they will notify their customers on how to register for access to their card. The Litecoin official wallet LoafWallet is available for iOS and Android devices. If you haven’t yet registered on LoafWallet, then do it, because that way you will receive exact updates on when the service goes live.

Litecoin Price Increases +4% Because of This Partnership

Today Litecoin is one of the few top 10 cryptocurrencies that are seeing a rise in their price. Since today isn’t a big gain and profit day for most of the top 100 cryptos, Litecoin still managed to surge +4% because of the newly announced partnership.

Yesterday, Litecoin’s price was around $130 and now it has increased to another all-time-high this year – $137. All-in-all, this year, Litecoin has been one of the top performing assets. The cryptocurrency started this year with a price of $30, and now has grown out to $137. That’s approximately a 420% growth.

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