The Litecoin creator named Charlie Lee is in our latest cryptocurrency news, especially because of his Litecoin holdings and their offload near the peak. Even despite this, the Litecoin founder is optimistic about future gains.
In a podcast interview with the Morgan Creek Digital Partner Anthony Pompliano, Lee fielded some tough questions about his LTC portfolio as well as the state of the crypto industry. With this, Charlie Lee triggered the altcoin news – mostly because of one statement.
What many don’t know is that when Charlie Lee decided to sell his Litecoin holdings, the cryptocurrency was trading at approximately $400 – which was also the time when he expected the price to go much higher. As he said on the podcast:
“I actually personally did think it was going to keep going up. I didn’t think that was the peak…I thought it was going to hit $1,000.”
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According to Charlie Lee, there are constant questions coming his way about the future price of Litecoin and the current LTC prices – even though he does not know where the Bitcoin or Litecoin prices are headed.
“If anyone tells you they know they’re lying,” Charlie Lee said. “No one knows if the price will go up or down. I’ve seen a few bull and bear markets. Sometimes it recovers. Who knows? I think if anything, it’s good we’re seeing some recovery. But don’t go all in. I tell people never to go all in.”
Charlie Lee also expressed his sentiment on Bitcoin, saying that the most dominant cryptocurrency is on a good way to eventually become the world reserve currency and coexist with fiat currency. In the end, Lee expects that there will be a handful of coins to have value.
“Bitcoin will be the major one and there will be a few other ones,” Charlie Lee concluded, showing that the BTC price will remain volatile as long as the future of the leading cryptocurrency remains uncertain.
The LTC price is right now hovering at $73 which is more than double where it was originally trading at the start of this year. Still, this is a far cry from the $1,000 level that he expected during the bull run of 2017.
As the best cryptocurrency news sites reported, Charlie Lee has come a long way from trading BTC locally in cafes like Starbucks to creating Litecoin.
No Interest For Working On The Litecoin Protocol: Charlie Lee
‘’I was extremely disappointed to discover that no progress had been made on CT since the announcement, especially when I stand on stage telling everyone it’s happening and we are actively working on it.’’The CT in the conversation stands for Confidential Transactions which is a protocol upgrade that Lee promised to happen about eight months ago but at the time he declared that CT will be available before this year ends. This is one of the reasons why there is no interest in working on the Litecoin improvement. Lee also noted on Twitter saying that though Litecoin GitHub shows no code commits in 2019, there is still some work being done that does not master the branch. The Litecoin creator admitted that he ‘’dropped the ball’’ on the promised Mimblewimble and CT protocols. Lee also noted that the updates have been side-tracked by activities in the adoption arena neglecting core developments such as the issue of fungibility as noted in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites. While responding to criticism from Richards, Charlie Lee gave a startling admission about the pedigree of his cryptocurrency saying:
‘’The honest truth is that no one is interested in working on Litecoin protocol development work. At least no one technically competent. You can’t just throw money at this problem. This is true for Litecoin since the beginning. It has only been me, Warren, and Thrasher.’’
Litecoin And Its Dusting Attack: What Happened And Why?
“It was network-wide, which meant it affected all users of litecoin that had an active litecoin address at the time. The address of the person responsible for the dusting attack can be found here: https://blockchair.com/litecoin/address/LeEMCDHmvDb2MjhVHGphYmoGeGFvdTuk2K
“We became aware of the dusting attack on Saturday morning when one of our binance angels had received a small amount of LTC into their litecoin wallet.”
The co-founder of the blockchain data provider Glassnode, Jan Happel, also spoke about Litecoin and its dusting attack. He looked into it to confirm it and focused on the extra data which came up, showing a previously unreported dusting attack which occurred in April this year. As Happel said:
“We have done a quick query into the LTC blockchain and analyzed the number of utxo's that carry a smaller value than the mean tx fee that day. If a UTXO contains less balance than the minimum amount required to spend it (fee) that day, it becomes stuck/unspendable — this is what we technically define as dust.”
For those of you unfamiliar with dusting attacks, the altcoin news present them as a signature assigned to any unspent value (through UTXO which is the unspent transaction output) - merged to make the transaction amount.
This was the first time a large scale attack like this had occurred. Litecoin and its dusting attack were also explained by Jager as:
“The person behind the dusting attack owns a mining pool based out of Russia, EMCD[dot]io. They reached out to express that their intent was to advertise their mining pool to the users of Litecoin, however, it's unclear from our perspective or anyone else's as to whether there were alternative motives. The owner of the pool was not aware that he was subjecting all these users to a dusting attack and spreading fear among the Litecoin community.
“It's interesting to note, that even if this was not the intent of the mining pool owner, he provided a base for malicious actors to analyze. You see, the person responsible for conducting the dusting attack doesn't necessarily have to be the one collecting the data, they can just merely be providing a service so that someone else can collect all the information and analyze it at a later date.”
Even though they seem like a small and unharmful activity, dusting attacks can undermine user anonymity and be used against users to steal precious digital assets.
Altcoin Apocalypse: Only 2 Of Top 10 Altcoins Outperform BTC In 2019
Litecoin Founder Says LTC Development Is Strong, But What Is Happening?
“This is how Litecoin Core development has functioned for years. We even had the same FUD last year! Someone looked at our master branch last year and claimed that Litecoin stopped developing in 2018. And I bet even after this explanation, we will have people confused in 2020."https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/1160436032585650176 Right now, we can see that there is a lot of FUD surrounding Litecoin. Investors are probably looking for reasons to ditch their LTC too - but just like they were described on many best cryptocurrency news sites - the Litecoin founder and the community are nothing but a ghost town right now.
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