Bitcoin Gold launch date unveiled

The Bitcoin Gold will be fully launched on 12th of November 2017, 19:00 UTC
10 November   575

Bitcoin Gold developers had official announced the launch date of BTG. It will happen on 12th of November 2017, 19:00 UTC.

With the launch of the core network a link to download the full Bitcoin Gold node client will be given, BTG pools will start to work and users around the world will begin to mine blocks, and wallets and exchanges, as soon as they are ready, will be able to take deposits, withdraw funds and carry out trading.

Initially, the Bitcoin Gold road map indicated that the project intends to launch the main network and provide an opportunity for the new cryptocurrency to be mined on November 1, but later the terms were moved.

Earlier, the developers of the project announced the addition of protection against replaying transactions, which will prevent duplication of transactions in the network of the original bitcoin. Also, the complexity recalculation algorithm was implemented, a unique address format was added, a public test network and a block browser were launched.

The planned Bitcoin Gold hardfork took place on October 24.

We are extremely grateful for the community around the world who have been contributing hash power to our testnets; besides patiently testing their own mining process, they allow exchanges, pools, wallet developers, and all other service operators to implement and test their support of BTG so that the Bitcoin Gold community can have a full suite of services at launch time. Thank you to all those who have donated their hash power to this effort! We’d also like to extend our gratitude to all those service providers who have been working so hard with us to prepare a fully functional ecosystem at launch. 
 

Bitcoin Gold Team

According to representatives of Bitcoin Gold, the project is aimed at creating a truly "decentralized bitcoin". It is claimed that by using the Equihash algorithm, which makes it easier to extract bitcoins with graphics cards, the mining will be available to a larger number of participants, and the influence of large companies will be reduced accordingly.

Uphold financial platform integrated Bitcoin Gold

Uphold platfrom announced that starting from December 21 its members will be among the first to easily access and transact in Bitcoin Gold
22 December   306

Uphold, a US-headquatered financial services platform, which enables users to convert deposits to their accounts via bank accounts and credit cards, has made an announcement on December 22 claiming that Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency is live on the platfrom and the members are able to buy, hold and convert BTG within their wallets.

Uphold Members are able to:

  • Buy BTG instantly within their Uphold Wallet
  • Convert BTG from any of the 33 supported currencies in their Uphold Wallet
  • Hodl BTG
  • Send BTG from external wallet into Uphold
  • Send BTG to anyone with an email or Uphold account for free

Pricing and Fees:

  • 100% free to send and receive within Uphold
  • 1.95% fee is applied to all exchanges
  • BTG’s price index is determined in real-time directly from external exchanges, which are separate to and independent of Uphold

Uphold financial platfrom already supports such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash and Dash.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin Gold:

  • Average price: $291,30
  • Marketcap: $4 870 703 231
  • 24h volume: $326 157 000