Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) fork snapshot happened on block 491,407 and we are now monitoring the developments of the development team. The mainnet was launched on November 12th, and you can now claim BTG. However, Exodus does not plan to support BTG so you will have to export your private keys manually to access your Bitcoin Gold. 

An important thing to understand is the Bitcoin Gold fork is not the Segwit2x fork of the Bitcoin Network, which was scheduled to go live in mid-November, but was canceled in lack of consensus in the Bitcoin community. Bitcoin Gold is a clone of the main Bitcoin blockchain that will result in a 1:1 split of your Bitcoin funds, so if you have 1 Bitcoin you will receive 1 Bitcoin Gold.

The goal of Bitcoin Gold is to make it possible for anyone with GPU graphics cards to mine Bitcoin Gold just using their home computer, which they believe will make mining more democratic. This is opposed to big companies that mine Bitcoin using computers called ASICs that costs thousands of dollars each, and because of the prohibitive costs of mining Bitcoin, this pools hashing power into a select group of companies.

The only problem with Bitcoin Gold is its current state does not provide the necessary resources for Exodus to provide a seamless experience for our users. Therefore, we will not support Bitcoin Gold like we support Bitcoin Cash.

As long as you held your BTC in Exodus at the time of the snapshot on Oct 23rd, you will be able to claim your Bitcoin Gold by exporting the private key and importing it into one of the supported Bitcoin Gold wallets listed on the official  Bitcoin Gold Website

Please be aware that importing your private keys into other wallets poses a security risk to your BTC and BTG if the developers of that wallet prove malicious or untrustworthy. If you import your private keys into a wallet outside of Exodus, you are doing so at your own risk.

To export your BTC private key, please see this article: 

How Can I View My Private Keys?

If you're not sure what private keys are, please review this article:

What Are Private Keys?

To learn more about Bitcoin Gold, feel free to visit these links:

Recent Official Statements From BTG

Bitcoin Gold Twitter

Bitcoin Gold Slack

Bitcoin Gold Github

Updated 11/13/2017