Why vertcoin ?

The need for Vertcoin

Vertcoin strengthens the distributed nature of cryptocurrencies with its innovative approach

It's ASIC resistant, Highly distributed and Rare

The Details

What's the issue with Litecoin derivatives?


As digital currencies mature, mining power is being concentrated due to ASIC farms and huge multipools.

ASICs This weakens security for us all

Vertcoins algorithm has been designed to resist the development of custom mining hardware, and multipool mining ensuring that transactions are validated by a widely distributed network and avoiding the selling pressure when large mining pools indiscriminately flood the market with freshly mined coins

For more detail, read the Vertcoin Paper by David Muller

Technical Details

Algorithm: Scrypt-Adaptive-Nfactor (Not scrypt-jane)
Generation: 84 million VTC
Block time: 2.5 minutes
Block Rewards: 50 coins per block
Subsidy halves every 840,000 blocks (~4 years)
Difficulty Re-Target Time: Retargets every block (Kimotos Gravity Well)
Premine: Zero - not premined

Get Vertcoin

Download the Vertcoin wallet: Windows installer, plain QT and MacOS X, or compile from Source - See the Build Notes, and while you're at it why not help validate our builds as trustworthy by gitian building and contributing your signature to the binaries

To install from the Vertcoin PPA on Ubuntu Linux,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vertcoin/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vertcoin-qt (or vertcoind for the command-line daemon)

Get the Android wallet at the Google play store

We also have a secure, client-side, feature rich and mobile friendly Web wallet

Mine Vertcoin

Download the Vertcoin GPU miner for Windows, Linux x64, build from source, see the ChangeLog, read the build HOWTO, the Ubuntu 13.10 headless HOWTO and get configuration/tuning help

For nVidia GPUs, get CUDAMiner Windows binary, Mac OS X binary or the source (note that the --algo=scrypt:2048 switch is needed to mine VTC with CUDAMiner)

Get the CPU miner for Windows or source code

Mine on the distributed p2pool networks (Network 1 for higher hashrates, 2 for medium and 3 for smaller miners) - p2pool is preferred and offers a number of advantages in security and payout size for miners. Additional node scanners for network 1 are available at etyd.org and p2pool.vertcoin.org

If you would rather mine on a traditional pool, visit the pools list

Tools

Use the Abe or Insight blockchain explorers, get paper wallets for secure offline cold storage.

Check out the merchant and consumer platforms offered by Moolah and learn about their multicurrency ATM, soon to include VTC.

Creating a VTC related site or article? Great - please use the Vertcoin logo and style guide package

Trade

Buy and sell Vertcoin:

Bittylicious: GBP/VTC
Bter: VTC/BTC and VTC/CNY
C-Cex.com: VTC/USD
Cryptsy: VTC/BTC
Coinex.pw: VTC/BTC, VTC/LTC & VTC/DOGE
CoinedUp: VTC/BTC
Poloniex: VTC/BTC
CryptX.io: VTC/BTC
Comkort: VTC/BTC, VTC/LTC, VTC/DOGE
Vault of Satoshi: VTC/USD and VTC/CAD
Prelude.io: VTC/USD and VTC/BTC
Bleutrade: VTC/BTC
Swisscex: VTC/BTC, VTC/LTC and VTC/DOGE
Cryptoaltex: VTC/BTC

View our 30 day or current market capitalisation

You can also use Vertcoin to buy gift cards for merchants like Amazon, the Apple store, Playstation Plus and more at Pock.io, spend VTC at AltOutlet and more

Mining pools

Mine on the distributed p2pool networks (Network 1 for higher hashrates, 2 for medium and 3 for smaller miners) - p2pool is preferred and offers a number of advantages in security and payout size for miners. Additional node scanners for network 1 are available at etyd.org and p2pool.vertcoin.org

If you would rather mine on a traditional pool, visit the pools list

Connect

Join the Vertcoin community at the official Vertcoin forum, on bitcointalk, facebook, twitter, reddit and IRC in #vertcoin or for developers, #vtc-dev on freenode


Get involved with new projects at the official Vertcoin crowdfunding site VertcoinMarket.com

Wallet Downloads

Windows

Win 8 / Win 7 / XP

Mac OS X

Get the Mac OS X wallet

Source code

Build from source



Get the Android wallet

We also have a secure, client-side, feature rich and mobile friendly Web wallet