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Is Charlie Lee Leaving Litecoin (LTC) for the Sake of Decentralization?

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Litecoin has been following up with the latest trend in the market which means that LTC is trading up in the green against the dollar. However, the majority of coins are going up in accordance with the atmosphere in the market, so some coins are performing better than LTC. That is how Litecoin dropped down to the seventh spot on the global coin ranking list from its previous place as the sixth-best currency. Only several weeks before, Litecoin was rated as the fifth-best currency, but EOS pushed it down to the spot number 6 on the global coin ranking list. But, that is not the main news revolving around this digital currency – we are interested in Charlie Lee’s statement that he is eventually going to leave Litecoin.

Is Charlie Lee Leaving Litecoin?

It all started with a rumor that Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, is going to leave his own currency. The conversation with Charlie Lee started off on Twitter, triggered with a question asked by one of the Charlie Lee’s followers on Twitter. The question was: “The rumors are saying that you are leaving LTC, is it true?”

The answer provided by Charlie Lee on this occasion was short and concise, so he said that he is eventually going to leave Litecoin, which confirmed the rumor as a truthful presumption.

When asked about the reason for leaving the coin he founded and is currently still CEO to, he answered that he is eventually going to leave LTC because he believes that Litecoin isn’t able to acquire a status of a completely decentralized asset with him on the head. That means that Charlie Lee is leaving to make sure Litecoin is able to become even more decentralized, which is in the spirit of blockchain technology in the first place.

Even though Litecoin’s CEO confirmed that he is going to leave the team, he kept private the date when he will no longer be a part of Litecoin, so we can only wait for more updates on his departure or feel free to guess when this departure will occur.

Later on, during the Twitter conversation, Charlie Lee said that there is no need to worry because he won’t be leaving Litecoin any time soon, “not today, or tomorrow”, which means that it could happen in ten years from now!

The question about Charlie Lee leaving Litecoin appeared even back in December 2017 when Litecoin’s CEO sold his Litecoin units. Moreover on the subject on how well Litecoin is doing at the current moment, it seems that the overall tone of conversation implicated that he is worried about the recent downfalls LTC has had with dropping from the 5th to taking the 7th place on the global coin ranking list, although Litecoin is trading in the green for quite some time now.

Charlie Lee explained that he is hoping that over time, Litecoin will become more decentralized with the greatest portion of control belonging to the users, which would contribute to the level of decentralization of this digital asset.

For now, it is certain that Charlie Lee is sticking around in order to push Litecoin towards new achievements and technological improvements.

Litecoin and Running Private Nodes

Talking about decentralization of Litecoin, Charlie Lee posted a message that made a pretty neat comparison between private nodes and watches. He stated in this message that running a private node is like having your own watch, which means that you don’t have to ask anyone about the time – you know what time it is.

The same thing is with having private nodes on a decentralized platform – when running private nodes; you don’t need a confirmation from miners when operating with transactions. That is how Charlie Lee reminded everyone in this comparison that all these nodes would be at the same time running together although separate, just like everyone has their own watch but the time remains the same. That means that no one can change the time unless everyone agrees with it.

It seems like this message that Charlie Lee is trying to introduce us to a new vision that would enable Litecoin to become more decentralized with the greater power given to the users of LTC.

In addition to this story, everyone was surprised (mostly in a negative way) when Charlie Lee made a statement about the latest scandal with BCH. Apparently, the founder of Bitcoin Cash, Roger Ver, made people buy BCH making them believe that they were actually buying BTC. There is a lawsuit coming up towards Roger Ver, still potentially. However, Charlie Lee stated that the lawsuit, in this case, is unnecessary because Roger Ver didn’t do anything illegal.

Many Litecoin followers and crypto enthusiasts don’t agree with Charlie Lee on this matter, however, that is not affecting the growth of Litecoin in the market as LTC is trading in the green against the dollar.

How is Litecoin doing at the Current Moment?

Now ranked as the seventh-best currency according to the global coin report, which is actually a defeat for LTC, Litecoin is still trading in the green.

After the latest change in the market, Litecoin has got another raise of 2.07%, on May 3rd.

In addition to rising against the dollar, Litecoin is also rising up against BTC, which means that this coin is doing slightly better than the original coin as it is trading up by 1.21% against Bitcoin.

After the latest change, Litecoin can be purchased at the price of 151.52$ per one unit, which is still away from its record price of around 333$ per one LTC coin.

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Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange

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The crypto community is still waiting for the US SEC to approve Bitcoin ETFs, with speculation which application might get approval being one of the hottest topics in 2018. However, come 2019, the US government shutdown dragged on, and the Bitcoin ETF request which had the most potential to see a grant got withdrawn by the very companies that submitted the application.

While the question of BTC ETF remains hanging in the air, blockchain-focused ETFs seem to be a different matter entirely. In a recent announcement by an independent investment managed firm called Invesco, the company has stated that it was about to launch the largest blockchain-focused ETF in the world. They managed to go through with this plan, and the ETFs have reached the London Stock Exchange today, March 11th.

The exchange-traded fund includes a portfolio containing as many as 48 different firms which are bringing exposure to the emerging technology. Among them, there is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which is a well-known creator of chips used for crypto mining, as well as the CME Group, which is the first regulated exchange in the US which launched Bitcoin futures. There are many other well-known companies as well, such as Intel, Microsoft, and others.

Chris Mellor, the Invesco’s head of ETF equity product management in Europe, said that blockchain has a huge potential to increase earnings, even though…

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Could Jeff Bezos Turn to Bitcoin to Hide Fortune from Wife?

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made numerous headlines recently due to his overly-publicized divorce, which shows all signs of being one of the most expensive ones — if not THE most expensive one — in modern history. According to estimates, it might cost him as much as $70 billion, which will make his soon-to-be-ex-wife the richest woman in human history.

However, as the process continues to unfold, many have started wondering if things may have ended up differently for Bezos if he turned to Bitcoin for help.

Bitcoin as a divorce tool?

In the last several years — since Bitcoin and other cryptos hit fame — many have started turning to BTC during their divorce proceedings. In fact, it can even be said that using the largest cryptocurrency in this way has become a new trend. The trend has been gaining so much strength that numerous law companies started including advice on what to do in regards to Bitcoin as part of their websites.

However, while the trend has been picking up in recent years, it is nowhere near as easy as it might seem. For example, if there is even a suspicion of a spouse having undisclosed holdings appears during the divorce process, it might be enough to impact the final decision of the judge. In other words, even if there is a complete lack of evidence, but…

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Three Biggest Things To Know Come Cryptocurrency Tax Season

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In recent years, digital cash systems known as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin have exploded into the public eye. A blend of cash and stocks, their use and value has grown exponentially. In 2017, the IRS decided to focus great effort on taxing them. In theory, this should be as simple as calculating taxes on any other type of property, bond, or other assets. Cryptocurrency, however, presents a unique challenge. The full extent of one person’s crypto activity can stretch across dozens of platforms and take a variety of different forms. This makes it difficult to gather all of this information cohesively, much less begin the seemingly- complicated process of reporting it.

These three tips should help anyone looking to legally report their crypto activity to figure out where to start.

Documentation is key!

There are dozens of different “exchanges” individuals can use to change their cash into crypto. When the flat currency is changed into cryptocurrency at the exchange, you establish your cost basis. This makes this data crucial when you begin the process of reporting.  Those who have used a variety of different exchanges should keep detailed records of everywhere that they made trades. Once tax season arrives, most exchanges will allow users to view their entire trading history with that exchange. This information will be necessary later to complete taxes.

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