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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 23, 2019

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and aka SatoshiLite, discusses how he came to launch Litecoin, how the "fair" launch may have helped its success, why he didn't work on it for a stretch, and what inspired him to devote all of his time to it — but not own any litecoins. We also discuss his vision for Litecoin, why he believes stablecoins aren't superior, why he's considering enabling private Litecoin payments, and how he feels about the perception that he sold his litecoins near the all-time high, leaving others holding the bag.

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Charlie on Twitter:

Charlie on Unconfirmed, discussing the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper:

Charlie on Unconfirmed, discussing the Ethereum Classic 51% attack:

Unchained interview with Charlie's brother, Bobby Lee:

CoinDesk on Charlie’s work after Coinbase:

CoinDesk profile:

Charlie selling his LTC:

WSJ article on selling his LTC:

Multicoin Capital report on Litecoin:

Magical Crypto Friends: