I tried to view my free BTG using the bitcoin address, but it doesn't recognize the address. The explorer was at: btgexplorer.com. Yet, when I try the same thing at bitcoingold.org, there they have a utility titled "CHECK YOUR ADDRESS BALANCE BEFORE BLOCK 491407", it works fine. What is the problem with the explorer? I also get the same error with the explorer at btgexp.com.

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    Voting to close as this needs to be raised with the individuals providing the service. It does sound like a bug. Nov 13, 2017 at 23:57
  • It happens on two different explorers, so I wonder if there's some kind of manipulation that is needed to convert my Bitcoin address to a Bitcoin Gold address. The Bitcoin address was 15R8nVATQzSpp7tHMdAwQBcPimNTYXNz2J
    – bob99
    Nov 14, 2017 at 0:32
  • It may also be that they used the same buggy code. I see that btgexplorer.com doesn't even recognise the address as a valid address; it gives error "Unrecognized search pattern". Nov 14, 2017 at 2:09
  • Have you used a bitcoin gold explorer that works? Where can I find it? By the way, the address I posted above has .0006 bitcoin and so it should have .0006 bitcoin gold, since this account was established on 8/27/17, way before the fork. Thanks.
    – bob99
    Nov 15, 2017 at 8:08
  • There doesn't seem to be any way to get help from the developers of this explorer. And I did not have the same problem when Bitcoin Cash was created; every explorer I tried worked fine for Bitcoin Cash.
    – bob99
    Nov 15, 2017 at 8:15

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After more googling I found this one: https://bitinfocharts.com/bitcoin%20gold/ It displays the correct BTG balances for my addresses at least

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    thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish some developer would explain why this is occurring. But this was a BIG relief.
    – bob99
    Nov 24, 2017 at 14:10
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    note that when you enter a valid BTC address it shows you a BTG balance with the corresponding BTG address, so there is definately some BTC->BTG addresses translation logic going on.
    – TermoTux
    Nov 25, 2017 at 0:49
  • I just noticed the same thing. It reports the correct balance but it does not report the address correctly.
    – bob99
    Nov 26, 2017 at 0:26

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