Days (or rather hours?) away from the Bitcoin hardfork, the crypto community is getting more and more concerned about Bitcoin Gold.
Now, Satoshi Labs, the makers of the hardware wallet TREZOR, make a statement about the upcoming Bitcoin Gold fork. The company claims that it will not support Bitcoin Gold yet.
Still, Trezor team highlights that if there are any Bitcoins held on TREZOR before the block, the customers will have the same Bitcoin Gold balance as their Bitcoin balance.
In other words, Bitcoin Gold is an altcoin, using Bitcoin’s history similarly to the case of Bitcoin Cash. However, Bitcoin Gold does not launch immediately at the point when the chains diverge.
As for TREZOR (the device), it, in fact, supports Bitcoin Gold. According to the company, with TREZOR, you own your private keys (in form of the seed), therefore you have control over all of your coins, including forked coins. Yet, there are some obstacles.
Bitcoin Gold’s codebase is, at the moment of the writing, incomplete. Most importantly, it lacks replay protection. For this reason, TREZOR Wallet will not support Bitcoin Gold yet, as it would endanger your Bitcoins.
The TREZOR team, as well as Hong Kong Gatecoin team earlir today, stresses out that replay protection, that prevents you from “double spending” your coins after the hardfork, is crucial.
Talking about supporting Bitcoin Gold if it implements replay protection, the company detailes that they "will make all efforts to develop support for Bitcoin Gold, but will not do so if it will risk your coins".
What the future has in stock for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Gold, remains to be seen. Just wait for a little while.