Bitcoin Gold (BTG) was launched on 12 November 2017 by hard-forking the original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain at block number 491,407 and switching to a new proof-of-work algorithm (Equihash). This has created a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain continues on unaltered, but a new branch of the blockchain has split off from the original chain. This 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 was born. The purpose of Bitcoin Gold is to make Bitcoin mining decentralised and available to anybody; this is in contrast to Bitcoin (BTC) mining which has been dominated by large mining farms running highly specialised equipment.
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Blockchain Statistics, updated 13 minutes ago
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Total Supply (BTG)
Source: CryptoID.info. *"Block Height" refers to the total number of completed blocks in the blockchain, while "Difficulty" represents the number of attempts required to find the correct solution and to complete a block of transactions.
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Market Statistics by CoinMarketCap.com, CoinCap.io and WorldCoinIndex.com, updated 56 minutes ago