Marvel comics are extremely popular all over the world, and their movies are always the biggest box office gainers. In essence, when a star from the Marvel comic family appears to endorse crypto, it is a big deal. Recently, one of the Marvel stars, Antony Mackie who plays the Falcon in the Avengers, told Vanity Fair that he likes Litecoin. He stated that,
“…Venmo all day… to see where my Litecoin at…”
This is actually a pretty big deal for Litecoin in terms of awareness. That’s because, this is a person who has a huge following especially amongst young people. There are people who watched that Vanity Fair video, and took a deeper interest in LTC. It’s free marketing for Litecoin (LTC), and adds to the goal of pushing for adoption.
For context on how big of a deal this is, the Vanity Fair video where Antony talks about Litecoin already has over 900k views in under a week. While this may not have much bearing on Litecoin’s value in the short-term, it definitely adds to the momentum, and plays a role in introducing more people to Litecoin (LTC) in the long run. Once crypto starts mooning again, and it’s all over the mainstream media, someone somewhere who loves Captain America will remember the Vanity Fair video of Mackie, and buy some Litecoin (LTC).
But Captain America aside, there are lots of reasons to hold Litecoin (LTC) at this point. The biggest one is the upcoming Litecoin (LTC) halving. With each passing day, the Litecoin (LTC) halving gets closer. This also means that the hype will keep building up as this day approaches. In fact, it could be one of the reasons why Litecoin (LTC) has performed well relative to most altcoins all through the year. As the date approaches, and the price keeps edging higher, FOMO could kick in, and push the price of LTC up by a huge margin. The upcoming halving gives Litecoin a realistic chance of retesting its all-time highs within the year.
On top of that, the Litecoin summit 2019 will be happening in October, and lots of big names will be presenting. Given that it will be happening right after the halving, it is likely to sustain the hype that is already building up due to upcoming halving. Lots of things will be announced including potentially new partnerships.
All this leads to one conclusion, Litecoin is one of the best bets in 2019. Even non-Litecoin factors are supporting it. For instance, Bitcoin (BTC), which is the key market driver, is gaining strength. At this point, Bitcoin (BTC) seems to close in on $9k and this is a big deal for all cryptos, especially those with positive momentum of their own such as LTC.