Bitcoin’s Hardfork Bitcoin Gold Has Released
The planned Bitcoin Gold hardfork has released just before the deadline. A snapshot of the bitcoin, as confirmed by the developers of project, made on block 491,407.
Snapshot time! pic.twitter.com/3nt2a1PDQK
— Bitcoin Gold (@bitcoingold) October 24, 2017
Initially, expected, that the BTG fork will implement on October 25, but the bitcoin network reached this block somewhat faster.
According to project's roadmap, Bitcoin Gold network itself would not launched immediately, but a few days after the snapshot. Presumably, this should happen on November 1.
About Bitcoin Gold
Earlier Bitcoin Gold has been criticized for lack of adequate protection from transaction re-play but the developers assured that this protection would implemented before the official launch of the network. They also promise a unique address format.
Earlier representatives of Bitcoin Gold stated that they intend to create a truly "decentralized bitcoin", and thanks to the use of the algorithm of Equihash, mining will become more simple and affordable for ordinary users.
Some exchanges and purse providers have already expressed their position on BTG. So, Coinbase and GDAX do not plan to charge users with new coins, Bittrex, although it does, but refuses to launch BTG trades. They refuse to support EXMO and WEX, but HitBTC and Yobit, on the contrary, are ready to support the coin. Bitfinex, meanwhile, not only confirmed the release of shared tokens (Chain Split Tokens), but also started trading them.
Bitcoin Gold CST markets are now live: https://t.co/ZLhjEymD74
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) October 23, 2017
Meanwhile, the price of the original bitcoin, shortly before hardfork attempted again to break through the mark of $ 6000, but subsequently corrected, retreating to $ 5600 - $ 5700.