Trezor, makers of one brand of hardware wallet, revealed that the source code of Bitcoin Gold (BCG) has been released and that the Trezor wallet will add support for the currency in the upcoming weeks.
Re: #BitcoinGoldBitcoin Gold has released their source code. We are currently working on developing support for TREZOR.
You will be able to split your BTG from BTC once our claim tool is ready, assuming you held BTC on TREZOR before block 491407.
— TREZOR (@TREZOR) November 13, 2017
What happened to Bitcoin Gold?
The Bitcoin Gold hard fork was expected to occur in late October, led by Jack Liao, CEO of LightningAsic. The initial goal of Bitcoin Gold was to provide an ecosystem wherein mining is more decentralized across a larger community by closing the gap between GPU or CPU miners and ASIC miners.
As Bitcoin developer and Paxos principal architect Jimmy Song wrote:
“The goal of BTG is to become a better gold than Bitcoin. The chief way they have decided to do this is trying to solve miner centralization through a proof-of-work change. Changing proof-of-work is generally going to require a hard fork and BTG has decided to go that route. The proof-of-work that they’ve chosen is Equihash, a memory-hard algorithm that’s fairly ASIC resistant and also used by ZCash.”
The launch of Bitcoin Gold has been delayed for many weeks, and as a result, their development team has struggled to provide a specific date for the execution of the hard fork. After weeks of delay, the Bitcoin Gold development team has released their source code on GitHub, officially initializing the project…