Unitus was developed as a community-centered project with the goal of uniting smaller groups of cryptocoin enthusiasts.
The project is open-source, public, and decentralized - it is not owned or controlled by anyone, and it's free to use.
Unitus provides a common ground for people from all over the world who were previously unable to work together; with multi-algo mining, participants can continue using their own separate methods while also combining their efforts into something bigger.
The coin is mined using 5 algorithms: Blake256 (8-round), Skein, Qubit, X11, and Yescrypt. Each algo can be merge-mined, and the block reward decreases by 1 percent every 7 days.
A new block is added approximately every 60 seconds, continuing the blockchain in an unbroken sequence going back to its beginning on December 27, 2014.