Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee Unveils Crypto Investment, Says His Excitement Rivals Early Days at Coinbase
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee says he’s an investor in the Bitcoin custody and Lightning node startup Casa.
Lee says he’s as excited about Casa as he was when he first joined Coinbase in back 2013.
“I have the same feeling about Casa today as I had about Coinbase when I joined in 2013 as the 3rd hire. Casa is making Bitcoin easy to use and that is extremely important for this space. Looking forward to great things! Disclosure: I’m an investor in Casa.”
Lee’s tweet was in response to an announcement from Casa stating they’ve hired former Microsoft software engineer Brian Lockhart.
We’re excited to share that @BrianLockhart has joined Casa as Product Lead for the Casa Node! One more awesome member of an all-star team dedicated to making Bitcoin easy to use for everyone 💪 🔑 🚀 https://t.co/yDt6nBsbxR
— Casa (@CasaHODL) August 16, 2019
The company launched its Keymaster App iOS in 2018 and its Android version in March of this year. It also sells a plug-and-play Bitcoin Lightning node. In September of last year, Casa announced it’s node will also power Litecoin’s Lightning network, although support for LTC has not yet launched.
Casa held a seed funding round in March of 2018 and raised $2.1 million, according to Crunchbase.