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 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 Network...
The BTG blockchain has been performing wonderfully since the successful Network Upgrade last week. If you’re using our ElectrumG wallet, make sure you update to the latest version, published last week: ElectrumG 3.2.1 ElectrumG 3.2.1 is a stable release and is fully...
The BTG network successfully upgraded PoW and DAA algorithms via hardfork in early July, improving stability, reducing attack vectors, and booting ASIC miners.
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