BITCOIN GOLD BLOG

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bitcoingold.org is Back Online

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

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

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 <200,9>. We are going to upgrade to Equihash with a the parameter set <144,5>,...

A Brief Update on the Pending Upgrade

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 steps...

Responding to Attacks

Responding to Attacks

We have recently sent a detailed memo to the Exchanges who carry Bitcoin Gold, but we also wanted to be transparent and share information with the public. (If you’re with an Exchange that has not received the memo, please get in touch via the usual channels...

A Response to the ASIC Threat

A Response to the ASIC Threat

This week, we learned that the dominant specialty crypto mining hardware maker (Bitmain) has released an “ASIC” miner for Equihash, which means it would be able to mine BTG if we were to allow that to happen. We will not allow that to happen. ASIC-resistance is...

The Bitcoin Gold Insight Explorer

The Bitcoin Gold Insight Explorer

Announcing our new, Blockchain Explorer at https://explorer.bitcoingold.org – more than “just another explorer,” this is a fully functional Bitcoin Gold Insight instance and web application service presenting the Insight UI and Insight API. It runs on a full Bitcoin Gold Bitcore Node and is hosted by the Bitcoin Gold Organization.

BitGo, Gold, and Bitcoin Gold

BitGo, Gold, and Bitcoin Gold

BitGo, a blockchain security company offering institutional services, has supported the use of BTG since 2017. Read a little about what they offer, and why it’s important that services like BitGo support Bitcoin Gold.

Vulnerable Core Wallet Update

Vulnerable Core Wallet Update

It’s time to give a status update on the Suspicious File / Vulnerable Wallet incident, which we first announced as a critical warning in November of 2017, with a later update on December 17th. We’ll provide a brief summary in a moment, but here’s the current status:...