Waves doesn't support Bitcoin Gold

Waves notes that the team behind Bitcoin Gold is not transparent enough
25 October 2017   2433

Waves has officially stated that it does not support the Bitcoin Gold hardfork.

At the same time, the project team intends to closely monitor the development of the new crypto-currency.

Waves is a community-driven platform, and as the core team, we can’t decide alone if we should support the new Bitcoin currency or not. At the same time, we must think both about our users’ safety and profits, if this coin does indeed survive and show excellent financial results. 
Therefore, we will continue to monitor the state of the Bitcoin Gold codebase, network, and the announcements of the key market players while preparing everything necessary to jumpstart support of Bitcoin Gold on the Waves platform.

Waves official statement

At the same time, platform developers noted that among the key players there is no consensus on Bitcoin Gold support, and the team behind BTG is "not transparent enough to be able to talk about their support."

The Waves team promised to take a "snapshot" of Waves's bitcoin balances at the time of creation of the 491407 block, and in case the fork proves to be viable and will be supported by the leading market players, credit BTG to BTC holders, that use Waves.

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   1359

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.