There are now hundreds if not thousands of altcoins in existence, but litecoin is one of the oldest and biggest. Since its conception in 2011, creator Charlie Lee – also known as ‘Satoshi Lite’ – has become a prominent figure in the crypto space.
Besides creating a cryptocurrency with a market cap of $63.79m, Charlie Lee also leads the engineering team at Coinbase, the firm that recently raised $75m from a number of high-profile investors, including Spanish megabank BBVA and the NYSE. The company is now the best-funded business in the bitcoin ecosystem.
In my interview below, we discuss altcoin scams, Coinbase’s expansion plans and why litecoin needs bitcoin to succeed.