Yes Coinbase has not mentioned supporting Bitcoin Gold or Not so to be safe definitely move your BTC to a wallet so you have control of your private keys.
On Oct 25th the fork will happen and on November 1st you will be able to access your BTG Bitcoin Gold by using your private keys.
Here is a video explaining this better...
I don't believe any replay protection has yet been implemented, they still have an issue open for it on the BitcoinGold repository here:
I haven't dug into the code itself but I would imagine that they would have closed the issue if they had implemented something.
The statement by Bittrex also claims that they ...
Go to Blockchain.info
Sign up and after logging in, go to settings. Then in settings, you will see addresses as shown below:
Then click on Import Bitcoin Address as shown:
Then add your private key as it is in the form as shown:
Click import, and you will be able to use your BTC again.
Now to get Bitcoin Cash, just go to Settings > General
There you ...
AFAIK there's one good wallet other than the reference client that can import the private key and make a transaction.
That's Coinomi, it can import the private key and does support BTG.
(When I wanted to dump and sell my BTG, Coinomi was great, although I needed to use the Android emulator Genymotion [because I don't have an android device])
I found the solution!
After browsing through the addresses in the Electrum wallet, I looked for all addresses that have non-zero Tx value. I found the one holding BTG in the last address of the list located in Addresses>change>Used , it was the last one of them. And indeed that is the one showing up in the history of the last transaction of my wallet , in ...
If the exchange waits for 6 confirmations (1 hour) and sends the dollars then, it could be possible that no one even noticed that there was such an attack. Then a scammer could pay out twice.
But if the exchange waits 12 hours for example, some miners will probably recongnize that they do mine on a shorter chain within this time.
In the bitcoin system, 6 ...
Bitcoin Gold is a new hard fork planned by Jack Liao (CEO of LightningASIC), that will happen on October 25. It's main aim is to decentralize mining by changing the Proof-of-Work algorithm to ZCash's Equihash algorithm, and they promise it'll switch to a different PoW when ASICs are launched.
Its addresses will start with G (P2PKH) or A (P2SH), and it has ...
Do not use your seed! It will compromise your whole wallet.
Export your current account's private key in settings->export on an account.
Before using this private key anywhere. Add a new account and send your Bitcoin to this new account in Mycelium. Now you can use the exported private key to claim your Bitcoin gold.
However where you can do this is still ...
You can't. The blockchain has just forked, but the clients are not ready. They still haven't added replay protection, so the "specs" is not ready too. When they release the client, you'll be able to import your paper wallet private key and claim your Bitcoin Gold.
Now, just don't fall for "claim your bitcoin gold" scams.
The Bitcoin blockchain and the Bitcoin Cash blockchain are now two separate chains. Even though they both originated from the same genesis block (and several years of common blocks), they have now forked and can never be reunited. This means you should look at them as two separate currencies, each with their own similar but different rules.
As such, the ...
To claim your Bitcoin Gold you should follow these very simple steps.
To claim your Bitcoin Cash I found Electron Cash to be a very friendly option. You just need to follow steps similar to the Electrum Wallet: by using the New/Restore -> Creating a wallet -> Standard Wallet -> I already have a seed and then provide the seed with the BIP39 seed option ...
This appears to be old but to correct the above answer, Bitcoin Gold used to use the Equihash algorithm but recently forked to the Equihash-BTG proof of work algorithm in order to keep in line with the protocol's main objective, ASIC resistance.
As for which protocol is better? I suppose for some that is a matter of opinion but if you ask me (and the ...
Hard forks are simply extensions of a blockchain where the new blocks follow different consensus rules that are not compatible with the original blockchain. There is no actual snapshotting in a true hard fork. The hard fork software simply syncs up to a certain point with the original blockchain, and after that point, a new consensus rule is enforced which ...
Exchanges only process a deposit after a certain number of blocks have confirmed (been mined on top of) the block containing the transaction depositing coins to an exchange.
The more confirmations you wait for, the larger the number of blocks an attacker needs to rewrite. As the number of blocks requiring rewriting increases, so does the attacker's required ...
Unfortunately Coinomi uses BIP32/BIP44, those are not compatible with Electrum seed. What you need to do in order to retrieve your BTG:
Move your BTC to a new wallet, so they stay secure and safe.
Make a new wallet with Coinomi.
Use the sweep function to sweep private keys from your old BTC wallet.
Shouldn't be that many private keys needed to ...
Ideally self-hosted and open source.
State of the blockchain, crypto, whole ecosystem - early days - no ideal solutions - skilled developers are in extremely high demand and (to be honest) I didn't expect to find such tool.
With that said - first I moved actual BTC to another address.
Then - using the seed I was able to follow instructions here: https://...
Bitcoin Gold is a fork of Bitcoin. You can just start up a Bitcoin Gold node and broadcast transactions using sendrawtransaction. Another option is to use an insight-api.
https://btgexplorer.com/ is a fork of the famous insight block explorer. You can use their API to broadcast your raw transaction using these docs:
Sovan, your path didn't work with my iancoleman.io/bip39 page. Almost exactly as your
but without the last 2 characters m/44'/156'/0'/0; it makes no sense to me but it makes a world of difference. Thanks for your help.
ps.for the noob like me, may I add, pick BIP32 tab under derivation path otherwise you can't enter this data on the ...
Finally I found the answer: the path is m/44'/156'/0'/0/0, it gave me expected GX1FXv2PrRSARyctabywsi5X58teAjYFU4 address.
Address header should be 38, dumpedPrivateKeyHeader same as in BTC (=128).
For those, who is seeking parameters for different bitcoin-like altcoins: I found many of them in the Coinomi repository.
UPDATE1: As it was mentioned by @john-...
I've written an article about exactly this here:
The article also covers how to easily sweep all of these from your old paper wallet using a single app, and how to convert from one to another.
The coins of significance (right now anyway) are bitcoin, bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold, ...
Current forks that I successfully sold on exchanges and got free BTC:
A few more forks that I wasn't able to sell yet:
You should be able to claim your Bitcoin Gold with your private key. The snapshot of ownership for Bitcoin Gold was taken on October 25th, if you had bitcoins at that time, you'll get Bitcoin Gold.
In order to redeem it, you'll need to import your seed/private key in a Bitcoin Gold wallet, but beware of fake wallets that just want to steal your coins.
This answer is not specific to paper wallets, but I believe it will work for them, or for any source wallet from which you can retrieve (a) private key(s).
The only well-tested and reliable wallets that I know of for BCH and BTG are the Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets and the Coinomi software wallet. Coinomi runs on the Android platform — usually phones ...
At the time of the snapshot, the coins which you controlled in your wallet would exist in both the original BTC blockchain, and the newly split BTG blockchain.
You can redeem these BTG coins for BTC (or another Cryptocurrency) via an exchange which supports these tokens (eg Bitfinex, Yobit, etc) once the BTG blockchain is being publicly mined, and ...
Well, the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) blockchain explorer is up and running now, but when I entered a public address from one of my Bitcoin paper wallets that had Bitcoin on it at the time of the alleged fork/snapshot in October, an error message is coming back effectively stating that not only are there no BTG funds on the wallet, but that there never were any on it....