Bitcoin Gold decentralizes mining by adopting a PoW algorithm, Equihash, which cannot be run faster on the specialty equipment used for Bitcoin mining (ASIC miners). Bitcoin Gold has 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 team reported that it is working on finalizing the necessary integrations to fully implement Lightning Network on BTG in second quarter of 2018. Lightning Network is a groundbreaking way to enable near-instant payments with even lower fees through dedicated side channels. Because they are off the main chain, Lightning Network saves space in the blocks, but it allows huge numbers of fast transactions between large entities at very low cost.
Bitcoin Gold Future Development
Moreover, plans of Bitcoin Gold for 2018 include SPV wallet Electrum release, Bech32 addresses, and libraries for wallet developers: BitCore, BitcoinJ, BitcoinJ5.
At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin Gold:
Average price: $130,98
Market cap: $2 205 418 134
24h volume: $40 758 600