an analysis of Litecoin Core

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The next cryptocurrency up to bat in our Knowing your developers series is Litecoin. With its recent gains in the market, it has surpassed EOS, the last asset we covered in this series, and currently sits as the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Litecoin was created by Charlie Lee, who previously worked for the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. When discussing Litecoin, it is crucial to remember that it is a fork of the Bitcoin codebase, meaning it shares commit history with Bitcoin Core. When looking at its developer activity, issues arise in identifying who its real developers are because as GitHub data shows, the top developers listed for its project are all developers for Bitcoin Core.

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