#3 Charlie Lee


Name: Charlie Lee

Position: Creator of Litecoin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite

Age: 43

Citizenship: US

 

Develops: 

Litecoin, Creator 

Coinbase, former Director of Engineering

 

Famous for: 

Primarily known in the crypto world as the creator of Litecoin, Lee – like many early adopters of Bitcoin – entered the crypto sphere by getting into Bitcoin mining. Lee sees Litecoin as the cryptocurrency best suited for smaller, lightweight transactions like online retail shopping, while Bitcoin is the currency for more heavyweight transactions like international payments.

 

Facts: 

  1. His father was among the pioneer group of Chinese people who came down to Africa beginning in the early 1960s.
  2. BSc and MSc in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
  3. Worked as software engineer at Google, where he worked on a number of projects such as Play Games, YouTube Mobile, and Chrome OS.
  4. His first attempt at creating a cryptocurrency (Fairbix) wasn’t successful.

Quote: 

 

  • I believe that cryptocurrency will take over fiat currency and become the reserve currency.