Bitfinex assignes Bitcoin Gold to users

Bitfinex crypto exchange assigned Bitcoin Gold (BTG) to users with a BTC balance
25 October 2017   2383

Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has distributed Bitcoin Gold (BTG, Bgold) tokens among the users at the time block 491406 was mined (10/24; 01:17:35 UTC).

Earlier, it has been reported that Bitfinex, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, added Segwit2x Chain Split Tokens: BT1 (Incumbent Bitcoin Blockchain) and BT2 (Bitcoin Segwit2x). 

However, the move caused some troubles among some of the customers.

Bitfinex assigns Bitcoin Gold (BTG) tokens
Bitfinex assigns Bitcoin Gold (BTG) tokens

At the time of writing, there's no particular information on the exchange's response (if there's any). 

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) price chart on coinmarketcap.com
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) price chart on coinmarketcap.com

Meanwhile, the price of the brand new cryptocurrency is going down and at the press time is about $153.51. At the same time, there's a minor correction of the original Bitcoin price, which makes it worth $5514.44.

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   775

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.