Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold can be accessed with the following coin types:

EnvironmentCoin TypeFaucet
Bitcoin Gold Productionbtg

Fork notes

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) forked from the Bitcoin mainnet on October 24th, 2017. Bitcoin addresses that had balances on this date kept the same balance within Bitcoin Gold. After this date, blocks and transactions on the BTG fork no longer overlap with Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Gold uses a different address format from Bitcoin which protects users from accidentally sending coins to the wrong chain. Bitcoin Gold addresses start with either a G or an A. As BitGo wallets use multisig addresses, all addresses for BitGo wallets start with an A.

The Bitcoin Gold fork is replay-safe both ways, meaning that new transaction made on one chain will not occur on the other.

Migrated Wallets

All BitGo customers using our Bitcoin wallets on October 24th, 2017 had their wallets and keys automatically migrated to the V2 BTG coin type.

Users can find migrated wallets by using the List Wallets API. On the wallet object, there is a migratedFrom property that corresponds to the Bitcoin Wallet ID.

Creating addresses

Note: See section Address Derivation (BIP-32) for a table of address types. Bitcoin Gold defaults to chain 10.