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Viacoin's fast transaction times enable users to send micropayments for a variety of purposes.Telcoin wants to create a blockchain-based payment system operated by telecom providers.

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Viacoin is an open source cryptocurrency based on the Bitcoin protocol. Viacoin has a 24 second block time and relatively fast transaction times. It can handle 175 transactions per second without scaling through Segwit or the Lightning Network. The fast transaction times make Viacoin a good option for sending micropayments. The platform also enables users to perform cross-chain atomic swaps between different cryptocurrencies, without a centralized exchange. Viacoin has an Auxiliary Proof-of-Work (AuxPoW) consensus mechanism that allows miners to mine multiple coins, that use the Scrypt algorithms, at the same time. Viacoin's smart contract platform, Rootstock, is compatible with Ethereum smart contracts.

Telcoin is an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency that will be distributed by mobile network operators. Telcoin (TEL) plans on working with national telecom operators to distribute their currency. They hope that this distribution model will provide greater financial inclusion to un-banked communities, and will encourage cryptocurrency adoption. This is a similar strategy as MPesa, the mobile payment network created by SafariCom, that uses the telecom's provider's existing infrastructure to allow users to easily make payments with their mobile phones. Telecoin sees their platform as a complement to existing mobile money systems that will help drive cryptocurrency adoption.