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A good sign that there is a lot of user interest in the new Lyra2RE that VertCoin (VTC) has recently forked to is that services for renting and leasing hashrate are starting to add support for it. Today NiceHash and WestHash have added support for the Lyra2RE algorithm and while it may not be the most profitable algorithm according the stats on profitability it is still very profitable (SHA256 is the most profitable at the moment for some reason, making it interesting to sell hashrate than to mine Bitcoins directly). So if you are mining VTC directly and then selling it for BTC, then you might want to make it easier by directly pointing your hashrate to NiceHash or WestHash. Interestingly enough now that VertCoin is no longer Scrypt-N the interest for hashrate at services that offer you to rent an lease has gone low as people are apparently moving to Lyra2RE. It will be interesting to see if the interest in Lyra2RE and VTC will continue to increase or it will just be a temporary thing. If the difficulty continues to rise and the exchange rate of VertCoin does not start rising the profitability of VTC will suffer and people will start moving to more profitable coins to mine. As a result of people mining and selling VTC for BTC we already saw a drop in the VertCoin exchange rate today when some people apparently dumped the coins mined immediately after the switch of the algorithms while the difficulty was low.