Bitcoin Gold decentralizes mining by adopting a PoW algorithm, Equihash-BTG, which cannot be run on the specialty equipment used for Bitcoin mining (ASIC miners.) This gives ordinary users a fair opportunity to mine with common GPUs.
Hard forking Bitcoin’s blockchain fairly and efficiently distributes 16.5 million BTG immediately to people all over the world who have interest in cryptos. Other methods, such as creating coins with a new genesis block, concentrate ownership within a small group.
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.
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.
From the Blog
We’re thrilled to announce BTG Core wallet v0.17.3! This important release increases the safety of the BTG blockchain against deep-chain reversions by introducing rolling checkpoint finalization. You can download the latest release here: Typical users can shut down...
CRITICAL MESSAGE FROM BTG TEAM TO ALL POOLS, EXCHANGES, WALLETS, SERVICES, AND COMMUNITY RUNNING NODES Please immediately upgrade your BTG Core full nodes to version 0.17.2, published July 2, 2020. UPDATE: if you did not upgrade prior to July 10 at 14:00 UTC,...
We’re thrilled to announce BTG Core wallet v0.17.1! This major update to our Full Node wallet includes substantial new features for BTG and numerous bug fixes. You can download the latest release by clicking below: Typical users can shut down their node, install the...
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