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bitcoin gold  (BTG)

Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

$68.60 3.3%
0.00108425 BTC -1.7%
18,340 people like this
24H Range
Market Cap $1,203,936,647
24 Hour Trading Vol $10,651,489
Circulating Supply 17,513,924
Total Supply 21,000,000
Max Supply ?
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BTG Price and Market Stats

BTG Price $68.66
Market Cap $1,203,936,647
Market Cap Dominance 0.04%
Trading Volume $10,656,143
Volume / Market Cap 0.0088
24h Low / 24h High $66.01 / $70.62
7d Low / 7d High $66.19 / $74.08
Market Cap Rank #101
All-Time High $456.25 -84.9%
Dec 20, 2017 (almost 4 years)
All-Time Low $4.25 1516.5%
Mar 13, 2020 (over 1 year)

Bitcoin Gold Price & Market Data

Bitcoin Gold price today is $68.60 with a 24-hour trading volume of $10,651,489. BTG price is up 3.3% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 18 Million BTG coins and a total supply of 21 Million. If you are looking to buy or sell Bitcoin Gold, Gate.io is currently the most active exchange.

Bitcoin Gold hopes to change the paradigm around mining on the Bitcoin blockchain. According to the founders, the Bitcoin blockchain has become too centralized. Large companies with huge banks of mining computers now mine the vast majority of Bitcoin. For the founders of Bitcoin Gold, having large companies control the Bitcoin network defeats the purpose of a decentralized ledger and peer-to-peer currencies. In response, they’ve initialized the Bitcoin Gold project. It’s an alternate fork of the Bitcoin blockchain that implements changes that make mining more equitable.

The goal of Bitcoin Gold is to create a network where anyone can become a miner with only basic hardware. As a result, Bitcoin Gold mining would be spread among many miners, instead of a few large companies.There have several features such as decentralization. Bitcoin Gold decentralizes mining by adopting a PoW algorithm, Equihash-BTG, which cannot be run on the specialty equipment used for Bitcoin mining (ASIC miners.) This gives ordinary users a fair opportunity to mine with common GPUs. Besides, there have fair distribution. Hard forking Bitcoin’s blockchain fairly and efficiently distributes 16.5 million BTG immediately to people all over the world who have interest in cryptos.

Other methods, such as creating coins with a new genesis block, concentrate ownership within a small group. There also have a replay protection. To ensure the safety of the Bitcoin ecosystem, Bitcoin Gold has implemented full replay protection and unique wallet addresses, essential features that protect users and their coins from several kinds of accidents and malicious threats. Most new mineable cryptocurrencies involve ASIC-resistant hashing algorithms, and it’s becoming something of an industry standard to promote decentralization. In that respect, Bitcoin Gold holds a lot to be excited about. At its core, it’s about transitioning the Bitcoin network to more decentralized mining.

However, as we saw above, there’s not much evidence that the current Bitcoin mining system is broken. There have been some small complaints, and it’s not ideal that the network is so centralized. Nevertheless, miners on Bitcoin have a lot to lose if they wield their power too aggressively. There are also new entrants to the Bitcoin mining community that are decentralizing control from a few key ASIC farms. The general consensus from Bitcoin experts is there’s not enough new in Bitcoin Gold to warrant an independent investment. While it certainly doesn’t hurt to hold onto your free BTG that you receive as a result of the fork (if you owned Bitcoin before Oct 24), wait until the dust settles before deciding whether to buy more."

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