What is bitcoin gold (BTG)? Bitcoin gold is the result of a bitcoin hard fork which took place in 2017.

BTG uses Equihash, a memory intensive proof of work algorithm resistant to ASICs (application-specific integrated circuit). Removing ASICs from bitcoin mining lowers the barrier to entry for every-day users to become miners. Decentralizing mining increases accessibility to the global population and supports a more egalitarian global cryptocurrency market.