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Vertcoin is a payments focused cryptocurrency that was launched in 2014 by David Muller. The project compares itself to Bitcoin, highlight the areas where it believe itself to be better.

While Vertcoin does use a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm, like Bitcoin, it is far more GPU friendly and Vertcoin emphasizes the capacity for miners to use GPUs instead of ASICs. Block times are similar to litecoin, at 2.5 minutes, compared to Bitcoin’s 10. The team has also made the mining process extremely convenient, which could explain the project’s surges in popularity. 

Vertcoin’s primary selling point is its ASIC resistance, an alternative that is GPU friendly. It takes a little inspiration from Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin to put together what the team thinks is best. 

The team is currently focusing on several promising features: a new mining algorithm called VertHash, a multicoin lightning wallet, an iOS wallet, and expanded support on exchanges and wallets. These milestones are expected to arrive by the end of 2019 or during the early months of 2020. Progress achieved from the beginning of the year include updates to the one click miner, Vertcoin Core and the core wallet. 

GPU Mining - VTC (Beginners' How-To Guide)

2 Feb 2020 3 minute read 15 comments Mynima

Back again for another beginners how-to guide for hobby mining enthusiasts. This is the 4th in the series, please check out the others if you enjoyed this one or if there are other coins you're interested in mining.   Before I begin there are a coupl...

Vertcoin suffers its second attack of the year

3 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments BlessedBoy

Security is one of the top priorities of our time, especially when it comes to online security or cybersecurity — a significant issue for all companies and governments in the world. And in which Blockchain technology occupies a prominent place, as a...

Cryptocurrency: Vertcoin suffered a 51% attack, again

2 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

It is not the first time that it has happened, I remember at least two other precedents during the last year, the first in December 2018 and the second in spring 2019; now it has happened again, a 51% attack against Vertcoin has been successful. It w...

Know The Coin: Vertcoin Team’s Head of Marketing Canen

15 Nov 2019 14 minute read 2 comments ChangeNOW

Hey there, Shaun! Really glad to have you on the show. Would you mind telling the readers a couple of words about yourself, your background, and your team? My name is Shaun, also known as Canen. I have been in the cryptocurrency space since early 201...


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