I think that you may need more than hope and some google/twitter searches to see what is actually going on with cryptos like BTC and LTC. Translating Chinese is also useful. There is a huge battle going on at the moment with how BTC should/can move forward, you'd need to do a little digging to recognize that though. The thing at the moment is that big BTC players don't see segwit as a way forward, at all. They have their own ideas, and suddenly changing their minds and adopting segwit seems very unlikely ever without a hard fork. I wish them luck, but I do expect forks as the political drama and alternate "solutions" are intensifying, rather than a consensus.
At the time of this writing LTC's "active addresses" is greater in the past 24 hours than any day in the past 6 months. Millions of dollars in LTC move through the exchanges every day, not sad by any means.
I'll let you figure out other metrics that I find to be useful if you have any interest of course, if you search my posts on this forum you can see a few examples.