Viacoin

VIA
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$ 0.2725344068

❝ Viacoin(VIA) is a more efficient and secure open-source cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology. With its technological innovations, it gives the users a better experience with fast speed and secure payment channels. ❞
Market Cap

$ 6.299M

Current Supply

$ 23.11M

Max Supply

$ 23.18M

24hr Volume

103.3K

Proof

PoW

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Overview

Viacoin Coin (VIA) is an open-source cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology that uses innovative technologies which have made it more efficient and secure. The open-source project integrates "ClearingHouse" which is a protocol that allows for asset issuance and peer-to-peer trading on the Viacoin blockchain. ClearingHouse allows for the building of fully decentralized exchanges, issuing of new currencies, asset tracking, betting, digital voting, reputation management and even form the basis of fully decentralized marketplaces.

Viacoin was publicly introduced on the crypto market in 2014 and it integrates decentralized asset transaction on the blockchain, reaching exceptional speeds compared to other cryptocurrencies (up to 25x faster than Bitcoin). The currency is available on the digital exchanges Binance, Bittrex, Poloniex, LiteBit.eu, YoBit, and Novaexchange.

How it Works

Viacoin runs on Lightning Network which is a "second layer" payment protocol that operates on top of the Viacoin blockchain using smart contract functionality on the blockchain. It enables instant payments across a network of participants and also allows for exceptionally low fees.

The implementation of SegWit (Segregated Witness) has made Viacoin more efficient. Segregated Witness is a transaction format where witness data is segregated from the transaction and it helps to shrink the size of a transaction and cope with the UTXO growth.

Apart from increasing the capacity, SegWit has been implemented in Viacoin mainly to fix malleability and make scripting easier to upgrade. This further allows for the addition of features like Lightning Network, atomic swaps, and bi-directional payment channels.

Viacoin is secured by cryptography and Scrypt Merged mining, also called Auxiliary proof of work (AuxPoW) that works to prevent other people from intruding on your data. This security allows one secure payment after another to be made without the intervention of third parties. The inflation rate of Viacoin is low due to minimal mining reward. Thus, the miners are given incentive to mine Viacoin through Merged mining.

Unlike the other blockchain platforms, Viacoin has locktime support which secures the transaction in meantime. Relative locktime allows users and miners to time-lock a transaction, which means that a new transaction will be prevented until a relative time change is achieved. This allows the platform to take care of not only major transactions but even microtransactions for small items like digital games, software application or even paying for in-game items like the virtual currencies.

Key Features

  • Viacoin Coin uses C++ and Python 3, a modernized code.
  • Viacoin Coin is compatible with the BIP9 algorithm, which is especially important for miners.
  • Viacoin allows users to filter and search for transactions in member pool using Memory Optimization.
  • It comes with quicker transactions that have proof of publication to the entire blockchain.
  • It supports embedded consensus with an extended OP_RETURN of 120 byte

Token Details

Its token VIA has a total supply of 92 million and works on the Proof-of0Work consensus algorithm. Viacoin launched its ICO in 2014, in which it raised $370,000  offering 10 million coins or 10.86 percent of the maximum supply.

Conclusion

Viacoin ensures better safety and speed as compared to other cryptocurrencies for the users with its innovations and new technological features. It further has plans to increase its technical capabilities for a better experience of the users.

Key Links

Website: https://viacoin.org/

Whitepaper: https://github.com/viacoin/documents/raw/master/whitepapers/Viacoin_whitepaper.pdf