Bitcoin Gold

What is Bitcoin Gold?

Bitcoin Gold is an open source cryptocurrency that appeared as a result of hard fork of Bitcoin. The team claims they improved Bitcoin's flaws and made it more decentralized. It is supposed to be more democratic than BTC, thus more convenient in usage.

Where did Bitcoin Gold come from?

On October 24, 2017 a hard forks of Bitcoin took place. That is when Bitcoin Gold appeared.Bitcoin Gold was founded by Jack Liao, CEO of LightingAsic and BitExchange. He has a team of 5 people.The most important question is why make hard forks. The developers' team explain it with the necessity to make Bitcoin decentralized again. But there is no problem with Bitcoin being centralized. Although there is another problem. It is a mining process. Bitcoin Gold adapted different mining algorithm called proof-of-work. Now the team promises that they won't disproportionally favor major mining operations. The main idea is to make the mining process on special equipment as fast as on a regular computer.

What are the advantages of Bitcoin Gold?

  • Additional safety and protection measures, including replay protection and unique wallet addresses.
  • Free open-source software project.
  • Equihash algorithm, a memory hard algorithm allows GPU mining and also prevents centralization of currency value.
  • Doesn't require expensive equipment for mining.
  • It has higher speed than Bitcoin.

Although Bitcoin Gold obviously has a lot of advantages, there are some concerns. Let's take a look at them.

What are the disadvantages of Bitcoin Gold?

  • Very early the team got involved in a scandal about pre-mining BTG. That makes the team look a little incompetent.
  • The release of the source code was delayed several times.

How to buy Bitcoin Gold?

Now it is time to talk about how to buy Bitcoin Gold. First of all go to the SimpleSwap homepage and follow the instructions below:

  • Choose the currency you want to exchange (e.g. BTC) in the first drop-down list. Enter the amount you would like to swap.
  • In the second drop-down list select BTG. You will be shown the estimated value that you receive after the exchange.
  • Enter the Recipient's Address. BTG will be sent to this address. Be careful and make sure you use the correct address.
  • Check all the information you have entered. If everything is correct click the Exchange button.
  • You will be shown Bitcoin deposit address. You need to transfer to this address the necessary amount of BTC to start the exchange.

So in a few moments you will be able to start using Bitcoin Gold.