Viacoin (VIA)

Viacoin Token Profile (PDF)

Viacoin is a digital P2P currency that was originally a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain.  After Litecoin, Viacoin was one of the initial altcoins to implement Segregated Witness (SegWit).  Besides doubling the block size, SegWit increases blockchain malleability and enables atomic swaps, bi-directional payment channels, and lightning networks, all of which Viacoin plans to implement in the latter half of 2017.  Although most of the core developers are anonymous, the team includes Peter Todd, a former Bitcoin core developer.  The team is currently led by a Dutch programmer known as “Romano.”