Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and the managing director of Litecoin Foundation, is back in the limelight because of his recent Twitter post, which resulted in drawing the attention of Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum.
On January 6, 2018, Charlie Lee started a Twitter pool asking the community the category they belong to. In the tweet, Lee stated that there were “some self-proclaimed” Bitcoin maximalists who in reality are “Bitcoin Extremists”. He went on to say that these extremists think that all the other cryptocurrencies in the market are scam coins and are going to go to zero.
Whereas, Maximalists, on the other hand, think that Bitcoin “is and will remain” the dominant cryptocurrency in the whole market. However, they also think that there is room for altcoins to “exit and even do well.” The options provided to the community in the poll were Bitcoin Extremist, Bitcoin Maximalist, Altcoin Maximalist, and Nocoiner.
Furthermore, the creator of the seventh largest cryptocurrency stated that the topic of discussion on the Magical Crypto Friends is going to be on Bitcoin Extremism versus Bitcoin Maximalism. Magical Crypto Friends is a podcast featuring Charlie Lee, Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, Riccardo Spagni, lead developer of Monero, and WhalePanda. In one of the episodes, Riccardo Spagni spoke on a similar topic, and proclaimed to be a Bitcoin Maximalist.
CryptoNT, a Twitterati said:
“I thought Charlie had more self respect than that. You’ve basicly just followed vitaliks path. first comes the personal attack to common sense, then follows the pseudo science shitcoin buzzwords. Way to go @SatoshiLite a new meme is born”
To this, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum said:
“Congrats on following my path @SatoshiLite! Do you want to go further and convince Litecoin to move to proof of stake?”
Litecoin Pat, a Twitter user said:
“Litecoin will not be following anyone else’s path except the one that strengthens the coin. This is typically BTC. Definitely not ETH.”
Reconxile Rex, another Twitterati said:
“Keeping the space dignified is one of the most important things, for credibility and character.”