The planned Bitcoin Gold hardfork took place just before the deadline. A snapshot of the bitcoin, as confirmed by the developers of the project, was made on block 491,407.
Snapshot time! pic.twitter.com/3nt2a1PDQK
— Bitcoin Gold (@bitcoingold) October 24, 2017
Initially, it was expected that the BTG fork will occur on October 25, but the bitcoin network reached this block somewhat faster.
As the project developers confirmed in the published road map, the Bitcoin Gold network itself will not be launched immediately, but a few days after the snapshot. Presumably, this should happen on November 1.
Earlier Bitcoin Gold was criticized for its lack of adequate protection against replaying transactions, but the developers assured that such protection will be implemented, and this will be done before the official launch of the network. They also promise a unique address format.
Earlier representatives of Bitcoin Gold stated that they intend to create a truly "decentralized bitcoin", and thanks to the use of the algorithm of Equihash, mining will become more simple and affordable for ordinary users.
Earlier, some exchanges and purse providers have already expressed their position on BTG. So, Coinbase and GDAX do not plan to charge users with new coins. Bittrex will charge its BTC holders with BTG but refuses to launch BTG trades. EXMO and WEX refused to support BTG, but HitBTC and Yobit, on the contrary, are ready to support the coin. Bitfinex, meanwhile, not only confirmed the release of shared tokens (Chain Split Tokens), but also started trading them.
Bitcoin Gold CST markets are now live: https://t.co/ZLhjEymD74
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) October 23, 2017
Bitcoin Gold Price
At the moment of press, its still too early to talk about the market cap of new Bitcoin fork. But we can see the average price and a chart.
Bitcoin Gold price chart
According to Coinmarketcap, trading volume of BTG is $8,710,670 and average price is $403.38.