DECENTRALIZATION

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.

FAIR DISTRIBUTION

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.

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REPLAY PROTECTION

To ensure the safety of the Bitcoin ecosystem, Bitcoin Gold has implemented full replay protection and unique wallet addresses, essential features that protect users and their coins from several kinds of accidents and malicious threats.

TRANSPARENCY

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.

Comparison

BTC/BTG/BCH

Supply

PoW algorithm

Mining Hardware

Block Interval

Block size (actual)

Difficulty adjustment

Segwit

Replay protection

Unique address format

Bitcoin

btc

21 Million

SHA256

ASIC

10 Minutes

1M (2-4M)

2 Weeks

BITCOIN GOLD

BTG

21 Million

Equihash

GPU

10 Minutes

1M (2-4M)

Every block

Bitcoin Cash

bch

21 Million

SHA256

ASIC

10 Minutes

8M (8M)

2 Weeks + EDA

FAQ

What is Bitcoin Gold?
Bitcoin Gold is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. At block 491407, Bitcoin Gold miners will begin creating blocks with a new proof-of-work algorithm, and this will cause a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain will continue on unaltered, but a new branch of the blockchain will split off from the original chain. The new branch is a distinct blockchain with the same transaction history as Bitcoin up until the fork, but then diverges from it. As a result of this process, a new cryptocurrency is born.
What is the purpose of Bitcoin Gold?
The purpose of Bitcoin Gold is to make Bitcoin mining decentralized again. Satoshi Nakamoto’s idealistic vision of “one CPU one vote” has been superseded by a reality where the manufacture and distribution of mining equipment has become dominated by a very small number of entities, some of which have engaged in abusive practices against individual miners and the Bitcoin network as a whole. By changing Bitcoin’s proof-of-work algorithm from SHA256 to Equihash, all of the specialized SHA256 mining equipment will be obsolete for mining the Bitcoin Gold blockchain. Thus, Bitcoin Gold will provide an opportunity for countless new people around the world to participate in the mining process with widely-available consumer hardware that is manufactured and distributed by reputable mainstream corporations. A more decentralized, democratic mining infrastructure is more resilient and more in line with Satoshi’s original vision.
How can I get Bitcoin Gold?
The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) initial coin distribution method is almost exactly the same as that used by the Bitcoin Cash fork of August 1. Everyone who held Bitcoin when block 491406 was mined automatically received Bitcoin Gold at the rate of 1 BTC = 1 BTG. (If you had 20 BTC at the time of the fork, you now also have 20 BTG.)
What wallet should I keep my BTC in to make sure I will receive BTG?
Some wallets may offer you direct access to your BTG, while others may require you to take additional technical steps. Verified wallets that support BTC and BTG side-by-side will be listed on the Bitcoin Gold home page. We will publish guides for retrieving BTG from the most popular wallets, including Bitcoin Core, Electrum, Mycelium, hardware wallets, paper wallets, and more.

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ECOSYSTEM

The following have expressed intent to support BTG, or have already implemented BTG. Be aware that by clicking on these links, you are leaving our site.

Exchanges

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Wallets

Pools

Explorers

Disclaimer: the Bitcoin Gold Organization (bitcoingold.org) cannot take responsibility for third party providers, such as the listed exchanges, wallets, sites and pools. All links hosted on our domain are by community members and third parties and by clicking on any of the listed links you are accepting the risks of using the third party domain and taking responsibility for any losses, damage or other issues using said domain. Crypto-currencies are inherently risky and investors and users must remain vigilant.

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