Charlie Lee, former director of engineering at Coinbase crypto exchange and the creator of Litecoin (LTC) has expressed his intention to make the altcoin a global decentralized cryptocurrency in an interview with TenX made Friday, April 27. He also claimed that that goal would require him to eventually “step away” from Litecoin as its leader. Continue reading Charlie Lee says that to make Litecoin More Decentralized, Eventually I Would Step Away
One of the main critiques about Bitcoin is the digital currency’s troubles offering timely and cost-effective payments. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, foresaw Bitcoin’s future payment issues, and took action by designing a more payments-friendly blockchain.
After earning the nickname, ‘SatoshiLite’, Mr. Lee earned a job at Coinbase, the large San Francisco-based crypto-exchange. Mr. Lee left Coinbase last year. Thereafter, he sold his Litecoin so that he could act more freely as a champion for the digital currency he founded and not be accused of pumping and dumping. Continue reading Litecoin Payments are Quietly Starting to Catch On
Litcoin made a strong base at 110, just above the previous support of 100, and has bounced back up. The 20 day simple moving average (SMA) can be used for trading Litecoin. Traders can buy and hold Litecoin as long as it is above its 20 day SMA. Currently upside target of 170-180 is visible in the next 2 weeks. The next upside target is 225 over the next 8-10 weeks.
Litecoin creator Charlie Lee and the Litecoin Foundation have each apologized for failing to conduct due diligence on LTC-based payment processing startup LitePay, which has sparked allegations of conducting an exit scam due to its abrupt closure. Continue reading Charlie Lee, Litecoin Foundation Apologize After LitePay Vanishes
Litecoin has been and continues to be in a stronger technical position relative to the other cryptos. As you can see in the chart below it is above both the long-term downtrend line and the 200-day moving average (brown line). It broke out above the downtrend line in mid-February and has since pulled back, in a relatively controlled low volatility manner, to test the line as support during the most recent pullback, low of $137.12. Support was strong though as it kicked in above the line at the 200-day MA. Note that support was also seen around the 200-day MA at the bottoms in February. This is all bullish price behavior that should lead to higher prices.
A breakout above the one-month downtrend line will trigger a new bullish signal, and the LTC/USD pair could then accelerate its advance. First, watch for a breakout to trigger on a move above $165.50. Strength is then confirmed on an enthusiastic rally above $175.50.