# Charlie Lee
Charles Lee is a crypto celebrity and opinion maker, best known for being the creator of Litecoin. Lee is a computer scientist, having received the bachelor's and master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also heads the Litecoin Foundation and has a track records of working with the Coinbase exchange. Lee was born in Ivory Coast. He moved to the United States in early adolescence. After the emergence of the blockchain technology, Lee saw then popular Bitcoin as a springboard for the development of his own cryptocurrency - Litecoin. Lee is often featured in the news, not only for his defense of Litecoin but also for his opinions on the state of cryptocurrencies, including the issues of fungibility and privacy and many others.