Vertcoin launched in early 2014 and aimed to focus on decentralization (don’t we all?). At the time, it was hailed for it’s “one click mining software”. You have to remember this was back when mining was shrouded in mystery and technical difficulty.
While that was cool and all, unfortunately in 2018 Vertcoin suffered for 51% attacks and had to change its algorithm. Even then it suffered another attack in 2019. Its legitimacy has been challenged ever sense.
Vertcoin is still alive and kicking today, although at much less volume then before. If you remember Vertcoin then you are an OG!