First Litecoin Lightning Network transaction

Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin, reported on the succesfull Litecoin transaction, performed using Lightning Network
02 September 2017   6654

Jack Mallers, Litecoin team developer, sent 0.01 Litecoin to Charlie Lee using Lighning Network. He hadn't pay any fees.

What is Lighning Network?

The Lightning Network is a P2P system for making micropayments of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Vertcoin through a mesh network of bidirectional payment channels without delegating custody of funds or trust to third parties.

Normal use of the Lightning Network consists of opening a payment channel by committing a funding transaction to the relevant blockchain, followed by making any number of Lightning transactions that update the tentative distribution of the channel's funds without broadcasting to the blockchain, followed by closing the payment channel by broadcasting the final version of the transaction to distribute the channel's funds.

The spec for using the Lightning Network relies on Segregated Witness (SegWit), a feature that has been enabled for the mainnet (production) Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Vertcoinblockchains. 

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.
 

Alexander Vinnik

Suspected

Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.