Litecoin jumps 30% as traders bet on more users, upcoming split into litecoin cash

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Litecoin surged Wednesday after news that a payments processor for the cryptocurrency is set to launch February 26.

The cryptocurrency jumped 36.8 percent to $218.23 Wednesday and was trading near $207 as of 3:15 p.m., ET, according to CoinMarketCap. Litecoin remained about…

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