I just think it sounds strange when you have this guy, XVG Whale talking about how he has some connection with this lone-wolf developer. Sounds creepy if you ask me.
Only coin I trust is Bitcoin. That's why I trade people's emotions and the PUMPS: to make more Bitcoin.
90% of coins are scams in my eyes except for Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the only I trust 95%. It goes beyond me to determine if a coins is real. HOWEVER: I suspect that Vertcoin is genuine.
HOWEVER: The problem with it is there's no guarantee the developers will be still be coding it 5 years from now. I think I give 65% trust to Vertcoin. But Verge.... I trust that maybe 10% because it sounds like the developer is a recluse like the Wizard of Oz.
Devs of Bitcoin can walk away and Bitcoin will still go on. If the developers of Ethereum walk away... well, they already walked away from ETC. So, why should I trust the new team? Why should I trust Verge loner?
I like Vertcoin though.