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
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...
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...
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....
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