Charlie Lee Sheds Light on Litecoin, Hints at MimbleWimble | BTCMANAGER
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Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has taken to Twitter to offer a more honest view on the state of Litecoin’s network development. As per his Twitter thread, Litecoin adopts most of its code from Bitcoin with a few months lag, which causes people to believe that development activity has come to a standstill. Additionally, commits aren’t released on the main branch of the project and are publicly available on a Litecoin Core developer’s personal GitHub branch, August 11, 2019.
How Development on Litecoin is Streamlined
According to Charlie Lee, Litecoin is developed by the likes of 4-5 developers, one of whom works on it full-time and maintains the master repository for the code; at the moment, all of the code for the next Litecoin Core release is being maintained by Thrasher a.k.a Adrian Gallagher.
Lee has written off rumors that development on Litecoin has halted as FUD, and claims these rumors surface on a yearly basis. This topic arose this time around as a result of the SegWit adoption discussion.
In an attempt to dispel this hearsay, Lee offered some clarity on how developmental activity on Litecoin takes place. Whoever is maintaining the master branch at the time is the person who is working on developing the new release of Litecoin Core. Most of the code is taken from Bitcoin and implemented in Litecoin, so it looks like Litecoin hasn’t done any work when in reality they have refined and implemented Bitcoin commits from late 2018 in May 2019.