Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency in the world on 25-oct-2017 was splitted as Bitcoin Gold[BTG]. Before Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin was splitted as Bitcoin Cash[BCH] and Segwit 2X[B2x]. The bitcoin was forked earlier as well, what makes Bitcoin Gold unique as compared to BCH or B2X is, this new cryptocurrency will be based on PoW algorithm, Equihash, that makes mining decentralized again. That is, an end user who have compatible GPU can mine Bitcoin Gold and can earn money. In this article we will talk step by step process to mine Bitcoin Gold[BTG], Catch us after the jump.
Hardware requirement to Mine Bitcoin Gold[BTG]:
Biostar TB250- BTC Pro
ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0
MSI Z270-A Pro
Asus Z270F Strix Gaming
Celeron G3930 Processor
Intel Pentium G4400
HyperX Fury 4GB DDR4
HyperX Fury 8GB DDR4
Kingston SSDNow 120GB
Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB
Zotac GTX 1060 AMP 6GB
Geforce EVGA 1050Ti 4GB
Geforce EVGA 1060 6GB
Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2, 80+ GOLD 850W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode
Corsair RMx Series, RM750x
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular
PCI Riser Cables:
User can use Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 or Linux OS to mine Bitcoin Gold.
Here is step by step by guide to install Windows OS.
Once you have required hardware and software setup, you need a wallet address where you are going to store Bitcoin Gold and a mining pool.
Currently, there are three Bitcoin Gold wallet those officially support Bitcoin Gold. They are:
Coinomi, Guarda and Freewallet
To mine Bitcoin Gold, there are currently eight pools those are offering support for Bitcoin Gold mining.
They are as follows:
Pool.gold (official mining pool)
Presently mining bitcoin gold is not available on many pools and are scheduled to start from 1 Nov. Miners who are planning to mine Bitcoin Gold can set up their mining farm and can start once above mining pool begin handling Bitcoin Gold [BTG] traffic.
User can also refer to official Bitcoin Gold to get new updates about Bitcoin Gold here.