About Bitcoin Gold
Bitcoin Gold is a distributed digital currency. It is a hard fork of Bitcoin, the open source cryptocurrency. The stated purpose of the hard fork is to restore the mining functionality with common Graphics Processing Units (GPU), in place of mining with specialized ASIC (customized chipsets), used to mine Bitcoin. ASIC resistant GPU powered mining provides a solution, as this kind of hardware is ubiquitous, and anyone can start mining with a standard, off-the-shelf laptop computer. Bitcoin Gold was hit by double-spending attack on May 18, 2018. Bitcoin Gold hard forked from the Bitcoin blockchain on October 24, 2017, at block height 491407. Soon after the launch, the website came under a distributed denial of service attack, and received criticism from Coinbase and Bittrex for being hastily put together, as well as including a developer pre-mine.
Wikipedia contributors. (2019, January 30). Bitcoin Gold. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:12, March 3, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bitcoin_Gold&oldid=880964217