First Bitcoin Gold Wallet released

Freewallet, a developer of more than 20 cryptowallet applications supporting a number of coins and tokens launched Bitcoin Gold Wallet
17 November 2017   746

Freewallet was one of the first wallet developers which announced support for Bitcoin Gold, a new coin that forked from Bitcoin at block 491407 on October 24.

The users of Freewallet who had BTC on their accounts at the moment of the fork and the chain split were credited with the equivalent numbers of BTG as well.

As the interest of the community to the new coin was growing, Freewallet decided to respond to the needs of members of the community by releasing a full-scale Bitcoin Gold Wallet. That was announced in the official twitter account of FreeWallet on November 17.

The newly released wallet allows to store and transfer BTG as well as to exchange it to and from other coins in the app with just a couple of taps. The Bitcoin Gold Wallet for Android is already present on Google Play and the version for iOS has been submitted to AppStore for review and is expected to be available within next week.

On November 14 TREZOR Wallet announced support for Bitcoin Gold stating that the reason for it is that Bitcoin Gold has eventually released their source code.

Bitcoin Gold to Adopt Lightning Network

Bitcoin Gold team reported that it is working on finalizing the necessary integrations to fully implement Lightning Network on BTG in second quarter of 2018
21 February 2018   245

Bitcoin Gold decentralizes mining by adopting a PoW algorithm, Equihash, which cannot be run faster on the specialty equipment used for Bitcoin mining (ASIC miners). Bitcoin Gold has full replay protection and unique wallet addresses, essential features that protect users and their coins from several kinds of accidents and malicious threats.

Bitcoin Gold team reported that it is working on finalizing the necessary integrations to fully implement Lightning Network on BTG in second quarter of 2018. Lightning Network is a groundbreaking way to enable near-instant payments with even lower fees through dedicated side channels. Because they are off the main chain, Lightning Network saves space in the blocks, but it allows huge numbers of fast transactions between large entities at very low cost.

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Moreover, plans of Bitcoin Gold for 2018 include SPV wallet Electrum release, Bech32 addresses, and libraries for wallet developers: BitCore, BitcoinJ, BitcoinJ5.

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

Average price: $130,98
Market cap: $2 205 418 134
24h volume: $40 758 600