Bitcoin Gold is a fork of the original Bitcoin code introduced at the end of 2017 by the Bitcoin Gold Organization. The organization is headed by Jack Liao, one of the six co-founders. The Bitcoin Gold mining start date and launch of the network happened on October 24 following an initial delay. The coin is easy mineable and the price of Bitcoin Gold today is around the $9.50 area.
Why Bitcoin Gold and what makes it unique? One of its most notable features is that it is ASIC resistant. Mining BTG is done via standard GPUs instead of high-performance ASIC mining equipment. Expensive ASICs institute centralized mining, putting the control in the hands of a few powerful parties. GPU mining restores that power, making mining available for everyone. Mining rewards are spread across random users instead of influential mining enterprises. Even Bitcoin Gold CPU mining is a possibility, but not a very profitable one.