Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold

"Equihash GPU-mined Bitcoin fork."

Fork Executed:  25 Oct 2017

Block Nr. at Split:  491407

Fork ETA:  25 Oct 2017

Replay Protection:  Yes, after all.

Forked Coin Granting by Exchanges:  Bitfinex and Kraken right on the chain split. Coinbase is considering it.

Forked Coin Wallets:
 - Ledger (Hardware Wallet for BTG with splitting tool)
 - Trezor (Hardware Wallet for BTG with splitting tool)
 - Coinomi (App for BTG)

Official Website:  https://bitcoingold.org/

Team:  Jack Liao and his anonymous developer h4x3rotab.


Bitcoin Gold decentralizes mining by adopting a PoW algorithm, Equihash, which cannot be run faster on the specialty equipment used for Bitcoin mining (ASIC miners.) This gives ordinary users a fair opportunity to mine with ubiquitous GPUs.

Hard forking Bitcoin’s blockchain fairly and efficiently distributes a new digital asset immediately to people all over the world who have interest in cryptocoins. Other methods, such as creating coins with a new genesis block, concentrate ownership within a small group.

Bitcoin Gold is a free open source software project that is built by volunteer developers and supported by a rapidly growing community of Bitcoin enthusiasts that stretches around the globe.