Coinbase has a new employee: Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin


“We’re excited to announce Charlie Lee has joined the Coinbase team“, this is how Coinbase announced the hiring of the creator of the well-known cryptocurrency Litecoin on the company’s blog.

Although the engineer had previously worked at Google – on the Google Play Games, Chrome OS and YouTube areas -, Charlie Lee is best known in the world of technology as the creator of Litecoin, “the most popular Bitcoin derivative”, like Coinbase describes it. “He layers on more mental horsepower here at Coinbase with his BS and Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT”, the announcement adds.

According to the company, a lot of people have already benefited from the work developed by Charlie Lee. All it takes is to “use Google Authenticator to secure a Coinbase account or Authy’s voice support feature to verify your phone number”.

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Maria Santos

Maria is an experienced journalist currently living in the UK. She has been writing about Bitcoin and the altcoin universe since 2013. She is also a member of the Lifeboat Foundation's New Money Systems Board and a big cryptocurrency supporter.

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