Bitcoin Gold is a brand new, GPU mineable coin. It has the same features as Bitcoin, but is GPU-mineable. This is an attempt to re-decentralize the currency, as it’s high difficulty made it possible to only be mined by expensive, specialized hardware.
Bitcoin Gold – another Bitcoin hard fork
Bitcoin had a hard fork, which is still in progress, to create the new coin, Bitcoin Gold. The main idea behind Bitcoin Gold is to reduce the blockchain stress and implement a safer, more secure transaction experience.
Just before the release of Bitcoin Gold, it’s website experienced a massive DDoS attack, and the website went down.
Massive DDoS attack on our cloud site. 10M requests per minute. We are working with the providers to ban all the IPs. We will be up soon!
— Bitcoin Gold [BTG] (@bitcoingold) October 24, 2017