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Charlie Lee, Founder of Litecoin, to Speak at the 10th MIT Bitcoin Expo in April 2023


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be hosting the 10th annual MIT Bitcoin Expo on April 22-23, 2023. Among the lineup of speakers is Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin and Director of the Litecoin Foundation. The event will be held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The MIT Bitcoin Expo is the longest-running collegiate conference on blockchain in North America.


Charlie Lee is well-suited as a speaker at the MIT Bitcoin Expo, given his impressive background in the world of Bitcoin and Litecoin. As an MIT alumnus, he holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which he received in 2000. Lee went on to work as a Software Engineer at Google before embarking on his journey to create Litecoin in 2011. He created Litecoin as silver to Bitcoin's gold in an effort to improve upon Bitcoin's higher fees, 4x slower transaction times, and scalability issues.


Most recently, Litecoin solved Bitcoin's lack of fungibility issue with Litecoin's new MWEB upgrade. MWEB offers a privacy layer that is both fungible and scalable. Fungibility is one of the characteristics of money, and right now Bitoin's layer-1 lacks this fundamental feature.


Litecoin is now a more attractive option for users who value privacy and fungibility, and it positions Litecoin as a viable alternative to Bitcoin, which has been criticized for its lack of privacy features. With MWEB, Litecoin is taking a bold step towards a more scalable, private, and fungible future of money.


To learn more about the 10th MIT Bitcoin Expo and to buy tickets visit: https://www.mitbitcoinexpo.org/




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