Litecoin Releases Ambitious Roadmap For 2017 As SegWit Steals Bitcoin Business

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Litecoin has released its 2017 roadmap as investors delight in sustained price growth and low volatility.

Published on Litecoin Core, plans from various developers behind the altcoin range from major releases such as Litecoin 0.13.3 to user-focused improvements such as the relaunch of its Android app.

Litecoin creator Charlie Lee announced the roadmap Wednesday, prior to Litecoin being buoyed by a series of encouraging announcements from the community.

We just published the Litecoin Roadmap for 2017: https://t.co/m4PVzx3RrC

To the moon!!! ┗(°0°)┛

— Charlie Lee (@SatoshiLite) May 17, 2017

The asset’s earlier implementation of SegWit, as well as preparation of Lightning Network and other so-called Layer 2 technology, is already paying dividends.

“Better than Bitcoin”

Bitcoin core developer Eric Lombrozo repeated excitement surrounding the activation after the roadmap unveiling, noting “next generation tech” can already see the light of day on Litecoin.

Meanwhile, content management platform Yours confirmed Thursday that it would launch on Litecoin and not Bitcoin “due to the fee situation.”

We have big news. Due to the fee situation on bitcoin, we will be launching on litecoin instead of bitcoin. https://t.co/QNvK1QAjbR

— Yours (@YoursOrg) May 18, 2017

“Litecoin is one hundred times better for our application today than Bitcoin,” the project’s CEO Ryan X. Charles explained in a blog post about the change of course.

Taking Litecoin forward meanwhile are developers Shaolinfry and thrasher, the first having become a household name in cryptocurrency circles from their work on user-activated soft fork (UASF) scaling solutions.

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