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Creator of Litecoin on "Will Litecoin Overtake Bitcoin?"

Litecoin is the second most popular cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Litecoin's advantages over Bitcoin include its faster block confirmation times and scrypt hashing algorithm (to prevent ASIC mining). But will Litecoin ever see the massive success Bitcoin has seen and maybe even surpass it? Here's what Litecoin creator Charles Lee has to say on the matter.


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