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   2140

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.

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.