Information on how to claim Bitcoin Gold

Information on how to claim Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

To get Bitcoin gold, you have to own Bitcoin before the fork day (24 October 2017).

All Bitcoin holders as of block 491407 are now owners of Bitcoin Gold. This means that if you held BTC before block 491407 was mined (at the predetermined block height that happened October 24, 2017, when block 491407 was mined), you have the equivalent number of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) coins as you do BTC. If you owned BTC then, you have an equivalent number of Bitcoin Gold tokens.

Ho to claim Bitcoin Gold?

Step 1: Bitcoin wallet with private key control

Requirement of getting Bitcoin Gold is to have a wallet that holds the private keys, such as Electrum, Exodus, Mycelium and many others.

Step 2: Make sure you follow this instructions before the transaction

Caution: Before inserting the private key into a Bitcoin Gold (BTG) wallet, all Bitcoin (BTC) should be transferred to another Bitcoin wallet where you also have the private key. By transferring the BTC to another wallet your BTC are secured and protected from unauthorized access after the transaction of the Bitcoin Gold to a BTG wallet. Otherwise, a dubious wallet could theoretically gain access with the private key not only to the Bitcoin Gold, but also to your Bitcoins (BTC).

Step 3: Download the official Bitcoin Gold (BTG) wallet.

*At this time there is still no BCG wallet available for download.* *We will update this page with download links to verified wallets that support BTG as soon as they will be available.*

Step 4: Importing the private keys into the Bitcoin Gold Wallet

As soon as you followed the security measure to transfer your BTC from the old BTC wallet you can proceed with importing your private keys into the new Bitcoin Gold wallet.

Step 5: Bitcoin Gold is now available in your new BTG wallet

When you successfully followed all these steps, your Bitcoin Gold will be available 1:1 in your new BCG wallet and ready to be spent or tranfer to exchanges.

Just a word of caution, pay atention on suspicious websites asking for your private keys in order to help you claim your Bitcoin Gold tokens. These are just trying to scam you.

What happens if you were holding Bitcoin in a exchange at the time of the for happened? In this case you have to follow the official exchange's statements. Some exchanges will automatically show your Bitcoin Gold balance after the wallet is available.