Lightning Network Technical Preview

We have a treat from our developers – a Technical Preview release of Lightning Network running on Bitcoin Gold! Our devs have successfully brought to life all the core functions for a BTG-based implementation of Lightning Network, based on LND (the Lightning...

A Successful Network Upgrade

Block 536200 was mined Jul 3, 2018 at 9:59:26 PM UTC Unlocked: New PoW, Equihash-BTG Unlocked: New DAA, LWMA The Network Upgrade was a success, the blockchain is stable, and all partners can resume regular activities – including returning confirmation...

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...