The creator of Litecoin was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. At the age of 13, the future crypto-enterurist immigrated to California, USA. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor’s degree, then a master’s degree in computer science.
Working since 2000 as a software developer in various companies,, in 2007 a young specialist got a job at Google. It was during this period that he got acquainted with the bitcoin; he read an article about it in one of the periodicals. After that, in 2011, Charlie’s interest turned to one of the developers of the core of the bitcoin system, Michael Hearn, and bought a bitcoin. Then the main cryptocurrency in the world cost only $ 30.
After that, literally for several months, a talented IT specialist was considering the idea of creating a currency that would complement the bitcoin and solve some of its problems. Litecoin was created in the same year, 2011, and in 2013, Charlie left Google and took up a job at the largest currency exchange Coinbase.
In the summer of 2017, Charlie Lee left Coinbase and fully focused on developing improvements for Lightcoin.
Lee became one of the first cryptoenthusiasts, who not only does not hide his personality, but also conducts active public activities. In addition to the fact that Charlie Lee is the creator of the third cryptocurrency in history – Lightcoin, he promotes the popularization of digital currencies, he is an expert in various areas in the field of blockchain, and periodically speaks on talk shows and often posts interesting texts in his accounts in social networks.