Edit by madfranks: I moved these posts out of the bitcoin thread and started a new thread to track litecoin. Litecoin is being called the "silver" to bitcoin's "gold" and with the current trends looking positive for litecoin, I think it deserves its own thread.
Litecoin has, like Bitcoin, surged from near worthlessness to being traded for $2.95 each (or about 0.028 btc) today. The market at https://btc-e.com has been going nuts!
Like 'em or hate 'em, crypto-currencies have made some people quite wealthy. Pretty damn crazy that one can run a computer program at a point in time, and then cash out for lots of silver and gold or whatever just a short while later.