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Vertcoin (VTC)

Last Update: 2015-01-16 23:39 UTC

Vertcoin (VTC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin and launched in early 2014. It attempts to negate some of Bitcoin's shortcomings, namely circumvent the effect of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) computing which tends to monopolise coin mining. As such, it claims to be able to stop the infamous 51% attack, a known vulnerability in Bitcoin. This feature is achieved through the use of a memory-intensive hashing algorithm called "Adaptive N-Factor" (or "Scrypt Adaptive N-Factor", or "scrypt-n" for short) which discourages the use of ASIC systems. The coin was launched with no pre-mining, except for three blocks to test the software. Original announcement.


Vertcoin Summary
Cryptocoin Vertcoin (VTC)
Home Page https://vertcoin.org/
User Forums http://vertcoinforum.com/
Documentation --
Source Code https://github.com/vertcoin/vertcoin
Wallet Download https://vertcoin.org/wp/get-started/
Blockchain Explorer http://explorer.vertcoin.org/exp/
Coin Exchanges https://vertcoin.org/wp/get-started/
Coin Faucets http://fauc.at/Index/Vertcoin
Mining Pools https://vertcoin.org/wp/mining/
Related Websites Coinwik.org • Coinwarz.com

Recent Related News
 • 2015-02-06: Cryptocurrency Release: Vertcoin 0.9.0.2

 • More Vertcoin news...

Release History
Version Release Date Announcement • Release Notes • Changelog • Features List • Source Code
2015-01-16 source code
2014-07-02 release notes, source code
2012-12-14 source code
2013-06-25 source code
2012-01-10 source code

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