Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold – Block: 491407


Bitcoin Gold is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. At block 491407, Bitcoin Gold miners will begin creating blocks with a new proof-of-work algorithm, and this will cause a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain will continue on unaltered, but a new branch of the blockchain will split off from the original chain. The new branch is a distinct blockchain with the same transaction history as Bitcoin up until the fork, but then diverges from it. As a result of this process, a new cryptocurrency is born.

Hard-fork info

Name Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
Block height 491407
Hard-fork date 2017/10/24
Ratio to BTC 1:1
Official Website

Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Gold

  Bitcoin Bitcoin Gold
Max. Supply 21 Million 21 Million
Distribution Mining Mining, Pre-mined, Claiming
Mining Algorithm SHA256 EQUIHASH(GPU)
Blocktime 10 min. 10 min.
Max. Blocksize 1MB 1MB
Difficulty Adj. 2 Weeks Every Block
Established since 2009 October 2017


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