Bitcoin Gold is under DDoS attack again

At the moment of press, Bitcoin Gold website is unavailable for more than one hour
24 October 2017   2257

Website of Bitcoin Gold hardfork is under DDoS attack. At the moment of press, it is unavailable for more than 1 hour.

The website shows the 403 error message. It is not the first DDoS attack on the Bitcoin Gold website. On 21st of October it was under DDoS attack too, but BTG team managed to solve this issue. 

The Bitcoin Gold was planned to implement on 25th of October, but it happened earlier, on 24th of October. 

Bitcoin Gold Hardfork to be Implemented

Modified Equihash-BTG algorithm was launched on block 536200
05 July 2018   1110

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.