664k BTG Split & Moved For a First Time

This event can have huge impact on the Bitcoin Gold price
22 February 2018   729

On February 20, an unknown user released 664,000 BTG coins that had been lying motionless since the launch of the Bitcoin Gold network last fall. This could lead to the largest one-stage increase in the BTG market for the whole short history of the existence of the "new digital gold". This is reported by CCN.

Bitcoin Gold crypto currency was formed as a result of the harsh press, held on October 24 last year. The network wasn't launched immediately, but several weeks after the completion of the premiere.

The holders of bitcoin have the opportunity to obtain an equivalent number of BTG coins. Many hastened to take the necessary action to obtain new coins in the first weeks. However, in all likelihood, not all holders of large amounts in the crypto currency have done this.

Below is a graph that illustrates the dynamics of obtaining BTG coins by bitcoin holders (forks. network):

Amount of coins moved on each side
Amount of coins moved on each side

One of the engineers of the Blockchain, who created the forks.network, connects this transaction to the bitcoin-service Xapo. In his opinion, the action was committed on the initiative of one of the institutional clients of the popular service.

It remains a mystery why this unknown cryptoinvestor did not extract the BTG coins before and did not sell them when the Bitcoin Gold market rate reached a mark above $ 400. Currently, the weighted average rate of BTG is around $ 125.

Bitcoin Gold crypto currency can not now be called a highly liquid altcoyin. According to the volume of market capitalization, the coin is on the 20th place of the Coinmarketcap rating, and the daily trading volume of BTG hardly exceeds $ 40 million.

The current value of the above 664,000 coins is $ 82.7 million. Thus, the sudden release of Bitcoin Gold coins to the market is unlikely to have a positive effect on the course of this relatively young crypto currency.

Bitcoin Gold Hardfork to be Implemented

Modified Equihash-BTG algorithm was launched on block 536200
05 July 2018   200

On block 536200 Bitcoin Gold network was transferred to the modified Equihash-BTG algorithm, not supported by classic ASIC-miners. This is the developers of crypto-currencies reported in the official blog.

Thus, the project promotes one of its main ideas, which consists in avoiding ASIC-mining.

According to the developers, the new algorithm includes personalization, which makes it difficult to redirect the power of mining through the markets of hashing capacities, which guarantees greater network security.

Also in the course of the hack, an improved difficulty adjustment algorithm (LWMA) was added, which will allow BTG to work faster, providing a more stable flow of blocks.

We thank them all for their hard work in recent days getting ready for this upgrade… and for dealing graciously with the few snags and hurdles that will inevitably come after an important Upgrade like this.

We know that this milestone isn’t an endpoint… it’s just a waypoint we pass along the way to better things. First, we’ll make sure everything continues to function as expected, and we’ll help the inevitable stragglers get on board with the new code… and then we have a whole bunch of new things we’re looking forward to sharing with the Community!
 

The Bitcoin Gold Organization

In early June, the Bitcoin Gold team said that updating the network will make the cryptocurrency less vulnerable to various hacker attacks. In May, an unknown miner, through a "51% attack" on the BTG network, stole about 388,000 coins from the exchanges.