Another Upcoming Bitcoin Hard Fork – Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
There is apparently another upcoming Bitcoin fork that is named Bitcoin Gold (BTG). This community-activated hard fork of BTC will result in the new asset becoming available for the owners of Bitcoin that hold their Bitcoins on October 25th where the snapshot of the Bitcoin will be taken as a base. So you will get the same amount of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) as you have had in BTC on the day of the Bitcoin blockchain snapshot being taken. The more interesting aspect of this new fork however is that it is not another Bitcoin Cash type of fork that essentially uses the same kind of PoW as Bitcoin and can be mined with ASICs only, instead the BTG fork will use Equihash as a mining algorithm thus making it a GPU mineable coin. Do note that the team has already warned that Bitcoin Gold (BTG) aka Bgold, the upcoming community-activated hard fork of Bitcoin, is not associated with (XBG) BTCGOLD as apparently some people might mistake the two. It is definitely something interesting to keep an eye on, though for the moment there are not that much details available.