Vcash is not a descendant of Bitcoin. While it shares the same basic network and cryptographic principles it's code is written using a backwards compatible but modern approach using C++11. The Vcash development team has decades of experience designing and deploying large scale autonomous peer-to-peer systems.
Technology Specifics for Vcash (XVC)
Vcash has invented many breakthrough technologies such as ZeroTime to provide sub-second (safely confirmed) transactions, Node Incentives to ensure the network remains robust and ChainBlender to provide ahead of time transaction anonymity. Currently we are exploring the area of Self Governance.
Vcash (XVC) uses the Whirlpool algorithm and relies on the PoS proof type.