Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has hit back at claims by Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz that his cryptocurrency is a “glorified testnet for Bitcoin.”

Novogratz: Sell Litecoin, Buy Bitcoin

In an ongoing social media debate, Lee, who famously sold practically all his LTC holdings last year, defended its status amid harsh criticism.

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Novogratz, who is well known as a Bitcoin bull, had earlier written that Litecoin was set to play second fiddle to Bitcoin going forward, likening it to a weaker version of silver versus gold.

“Gold has an $8.5 trillion dollar market cap. Silver is $15 (billion.) That is .17%. (Bitcoin) has a $90 (billion market) cap. (Litecoin) is $5.7 (billion) which is 6.4% of (Bitcoin). Silver is at least useful for industrial production,” he summarized on Twitter.

(Litecoin) is a glorified test net for (Bitcoin).

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