Bitcoin Gold network upgrade is scheduled for block height 536200 that is expected to take place on July 1. As the software upgrades for full nodes and miners are mandatory, the event is considered to be a Hard Fork. At the same time, there will be no new coin created. The fork features:
new PoW algorithm Equihash-BTG (to prevent current ASICs from mining);
DAA, or Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm improvements (address hashrate swings)
Coin supply or coin creation rate are untouched. Exchanges, Wallet Providers, Pool Operators, and Miners can find important details here.
At the moment of publication, Bitcoin Gold (BTG) market characteristics are as follows:
|Average price||25.37 USD|
|Market cap||433,503,939 USD|
|Volume (24H)||9,330,860 USD|