Bitcoin Gold Windows Wallet hacked

Bitcoin Gold team announced that someone gained access to their Github repository for Windows Wallet and replaced the compiled Windows file with a different one
27 November 2017   3730

On November 26 the team of Bitcoin Gold published a critical warning on the official website of the coin stating that the link on the Download page of Windows Wallet and the file downloads on the Github release page were providing a suspicious file of unknown origin for about  four and a half days.

Relevant pages and links:

  • Project Github Repository
  • Project Download Page

OKEx to Delist Bitcoin Gold Futures

As the reason for this decision, it is called the “insufficient liquidity” of this financial instrument 
21 January 2019   921

OKEx reported on the imminent delisting of all Bitcoin Gold (BTG) futures contracts, including weekly, two-week and quarterly contracts. As the reason for this decision, the exchange refers to the “insufficient liquidity” of the financial instrument.

All BTG futures contracts will be calculated on 9am, Jan 25, 2019 (CET, UTC+1) in accordance with the price fixed in the BTG / USD index on OKEx an hour before.

In addition, on January 30, all data on BTG futures trading will be deleted, and therefore the exchange recommends that users who may need this data download them in advance.

Bitcoin Gold separated from the main bitcoin blockchain in November 2017. Last May, the cryptocurrency network was attacked by 51%, during which 388,000 BTG (about $ 18 million) were stolen from several exchanges. Currently, Bitcoin Gold is the 27th largest cryptocurrency with a capitalization of $ 195 million.