Litecoin, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency in the world by value, has hit a record high and rallied nearly 5,800 percent this year, beating rival bitcoin's rise. The price of litecoin reached an all-time high of $255.42 on Tuesday. Litecoin was trading at $4.36 January 1. There is a limited supply of 84 million litecoins, compared to 21 million bitcoin. Currently, 54,268,358 litecoin and 16,736,137 bitcoin are in circulation. Litecoin transactions take just over two minutes to go through, compared to an average of around nearly 300 minutes for bitcoin.