bitcoingold.org is Back Online

BITCOINGOLD.ORG is online and all systems are green. Some of our services (accessed through the bitcoingold.org name) were inaccessible to the public between 13:00 UTC on 21 June and 17:10 UTC on 23 June. A team member’s recent model mobile phone with up-to-date...

Network Upgrade: Testnet Today, Mainnet Next

Mandatory Network Upgrade Bitcoin Gold is in the process of a mandatory Network Upgrade. Executing this upgrade requires a hard fork, but we anticipate a smooth upgrade with no chain splits (and no new coins created.) We have successfully Upgraded the Testnet via hard...

Equihash-BTG: Our New PoW Algorithm

Summary: Our current mining algorithm, Equihash, is used by many different coins without any personalization. It was originally developed by Zcash and based on the parameter set . We are going to upgrade to Equihash with a the parameter set , with some customization....

A Brief Update on the Pending Upgrade

The team is hard at work preparing for a Network Upgrade to be accomplished via Hard Fork (this will not create a new coin.) We’re doing this for two reasons: we need to address the threat of ASIC miners coming into the Equihash mining space, and we need to take...