Ever since its inception, Litecoin has been closely associated with its creator, Charlie Lee. Lee is a computer scientist and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate. Before creating Litecoin, Lee worked at the Internet giant company – Google. He later joined the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase as its Director of Engineering in 2013.
Once he joined Coinbase, Lee put the development of Litecoin aside until four years ago.
Charlie Lee departed from Coinbase to pursue Litecoin development full time in late 2017. He now serves as the managing director of the Litecoin Foundation, a development team working on the project full-time.