It's Real: Bitcoin Gold Hard Forked From Legacy Bitcoin At Block 491,407

10/24/2017 - 10:08 UTC
It's Real: Bitcoin Gold Project Hard Forked At Block 491,407

Despite scum rumors, concerns about the project's transparency and the recent DDoS attacks on their website,  Bitcoin Gold has essentially hard forked from Bitcoin legacy blockchain at block height 491,407.

Bitcoin Gold developers took a snapshot of the legacy chain at block height 491,407 and they celebrated it with a nice tweet:


The new blockchain is not public yet, and the forked cryptocurrency is not usable. According to the project, the Bitcoin Gold blockchain will go public on October 25. 

There are still many questions to be answered, though. For instance, there is no miner yet, nor any guidelines how to mine BTG. 

There is also uncertainty as to how many exchanges will credit BTG to bitcoin holders and, if they do, how soon they will do it.

Based on various news pieces, has published a guide on which Exchanges/Wallets supporting Bitcoin Gold. We will continue to update it as new info surfaces. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies or finance in general.