There are some conflicting reports regarding the Bitcoin Gold fork date. This is not entirely surprising, as the project is poorly organized at best. The website claims the “fork” – which isn’t an actual fork – still needs to happen. Coinbase, however, claims this has already begun quite some time ago. It is hard to say who is right here, for obvious reasons. However, it certainly further diminishes any chance of success for BTG.
Looking at the Bitcoin Gold website, the fork occurs on the 25th of this month. However, this is not an actual fork in the traditional meaning. Instead, this is the date on which the Genesis block will be mined along with a small premine. There is no part of the Bitcoin blockchain involved whatsoever, according to the latest info. Moreover, the project’s source code is still not publicly available.This makes it difficult to verify the claims of potential replay protection.