BITCOIN GOLD NETWORK UPGRADE SUCCESS, JULY 3
This Upgrade was a hardfork, which simply means that software upgrades were mandatory. (No new coin was created.)
- new PoW algo: Equihash-BTG
prevents current ASICs from mining
- improved DAA
better response to hashrate swings
The changes were scheduled for block height block height (536200), which occurred July 3, 2018 at 9:59:26 PM UTC. The mining network switched smoothly to the new PoW and re-stabilized on the new DAA within hours.
Exchanges have been re-opening their wallets for deposit and withdrawal based on their readiness, and reducing confirmation requirements to pre-fork levels.
Milestone: June 3, 2018