Video: Charlie Lee on Scams, Plans and Being ‘Satoshi Lite’

Daniel Cawrey
Feb 11, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
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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, 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.

View the full video interview below:

This video was produced by ZapChain.

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