VertCoin (VTC) was created in early 2014 to overcome concerns that the centralization of mining that has occurred with Bitcoin, has reduced the security of Bitcoin. VertCoin is advertised as being ASIC resistent and multipool resistant, although neither of these properties are actually possible.
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