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October 24, 2017, 06:03:38 PM
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Hello, i am new to crypto and i have some btc on electrum. How can i get the BTG coins?
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October 24, 2017, 07:16:20 PM
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After the fork you will need a wallet that supports BTG. It can be Coinomi or any other wallet found here[1] that allows you to import your private key.

Follow this guide to sweep your coins from Electrum to Coinomi (the guide is for BCH but it's going to worth for BTG aswell); And then this[2] one afterwards.

[1] https://medium.com/@kareninsf2/extract-bcc-from-electrum-using-coinomi-android-app-bbdea856d423
[2] https://medium.com/@coinomi/collecting-your-free-bitcoin-gold-btg-coins-da937d4255d1

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October 24, 2017, 07:21:35 PM
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After the fork you will need a wallet that supports BTG. It can be Coinomi or any other wallet found here[1] that allows you to import your private key.

Follow this guide to export your private keys from Electrum to Coinomi (the guide is for BCH but it's going to worth for BTG aswell); And then this[2] one afterwards.

[1] https://medium.com/@kareninsf2/extract-bcc-from-electrum-using-coinomi-android-app-bbdea856d423
[2] https://medium.com/@coinomi/collecting-your-free-bitcoin-gold-btg-coins-da937d4255d1
Thank you! I see the fork already happened! Can i do this now?
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October 24, 2017, 08:00:05 PM
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Thank you! I see the fork already happened! Can i do this now?
Are you sure about that? I haven't been following the fork for some days so I can't confirm.
Actually, it's not even possible to add Bitcoin Gold to Coinomi yet. This is what I found in the article comments:

"The BitcoinGold wallet will only get enabled inside your Coinomi after the snapshot, so you can’t see or add it just yet"

For now, I don't know which wallet you could use to claim your coins.

Edit: Looks like you are right and the fork already happened. I believe that all you can do is wait until someone release a working wallet so you can import your private keys and redeem the BTG coins.

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October 24, 2017, 11:38:35 PM
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I think much better to wait more days to announce from coinomi or news that can we say a signal that we can claim our free bitcoin gold ..
Just adding this site for more info about bitcoin gold https://btcgpu.org/
I just found it in google posted in the blog so i just share here because what you are asking is already in FAQ list..

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October 25, 2017, 12:52:37 AM
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The "snapshot" has happened... but the launch of the actual BTG network/blockchain will not occur until after Nov 1st (at the very earliest)... the code is not finished, there is no "BTG" at the moment. Undecided

Nothing to do now but wait.

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October 25, 2017, 09:33:06 AM
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And as always.

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Move your BTC to a new Electrum wallet before you import your private keys anywhere!!

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October 25, 2017, 10:37:53 AM
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yes this makes sense,

In Electrum

wallet A has 1BTC and is entitled to 1BTG

export private keys for wallet A

move BTC from wallet A to Wallet B

In Coinomi

Import private keys from electrum wallet a

add BTG to new coinomi wallet

so there can be no replay attack as the electrum wallet A does not contain BTC
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October 25, 2017, 06:12:10 PM
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Some wallet give you free exchange your BTC to BTG but not know if you can this after fork start
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October 25, 2017, 06:29:45 PM
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Some wallet give you free exchange your BTC to BTG but not know if you can this after fork start

That's because the exchange has locked down the BTG/BTC funds. I expected them to be a bit faster than this in releasing the code. You may be able to withdraw BTC currently but BCG is unavaliable until after the fork.


The improvement to the bitcoin gold site looks good: http://btcgpu.org/ - I expect there's more to come though from them.


yes this makes sense,

In Electrum

wallet A has 1BTC and is entitled to 1BTG

export private keys for wallet A

move BTC from wallet A to Wallet B

In Coinomi

Import private keys from electrum wallet a

add BTG to new coinomi wallet

so there can be no replay attack as the electrum wallet A does not contain BTC

Import refers to importing your addresses along with the private keys. There are two options here:
1. Sweep - which will ensure all of the coins are moved from the original wallet to the second one.
2. Send a transaction on the network from the first one to the second (use the MAX feature to do this).

I'd say that the second one is much safer as your private keys get exposed less (as they don't enter the clipboard). And also, you have to pay more for the first option in fees compared to the second so it's not too useful to do.

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October 25, 2017, 06:47:29 PM
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Some wallet give you free exchange your BTC to BTG but not know if you can this after fork start

That's because the exchange has locked down the BTG/BTC funds. I expected them to be a bit faster than this in releasing the code. You may be able to withdraw BTC currently but BCG is unavaliable until after the fork.


The improvement to the bitcoin gold site looks good: http://btcgpu.org/ - I expect there's more to come though from them.


yes this makes sense,

In Electrum

wallet A has 1BTC and is entitled to 1BTG

export private keys for wallet A

move BTC from wallet A to Wallet B

In Coinomi

Import private keys from electrum wallet a

add BTG to new coinomi wallet

so there can be no replay attack as the electrum wallet A does not contain BTC

Import refers to importing your addresses along with the private keys. There are two options here:
1. Sweep - which will ensure all of the coins are moved from the original wallet to the second one.
2. Send a transaction on the network from the first one to the second (use the MAX feature to do this).

I'd say that the second one is much safer as your private keys get exposed less (as they don't enter the clipboard). And also, you have to pay more for the first option in fees compared to the second so it's not too useful to do.
So confusing... Huh i think i'll wait until 1st november. better not hurry and regret after. Smiley
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October 25, 2017, 06:51:05 PM
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So confusing... Huh i think i'll wait until 1st november. better not hurry and regret after. Smiley

Yeah. You'll still have to wait until the 1st of November anyway.
But a summary of my last post:
Note down your seed.
Make a new electrum wallet (you should backup the seed somewhere anyway).
Send your coins from your old wallet to a new one (just like a regular transaction).
Then, come November 1st, import your private keys with the bitcoin gold into your new wallet.

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October 26, 2017, 11:45:32 AM
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Hi all

I'm in the same situation as the OP - I have BTC from before the fork (literally just before - I bought it on October 23rd) in an Electrum wallet, and I wanted to know how to claim my BTG.

I'm a bit confused about whether or not the fork has happened?  People in this thread are saying it won't fully happen until Nov 1st, and that's what I had expected when I bought my BTC.  But then today I read an article on CNBC (it won't let me link it, but it's first on Google search for "bitcoin gold") saying "Bitcoin Gold price plunges", and I then checked CoinMarketCap and they show a price graph for BTG, starting October 24th, which must indicate trading?

So if the fork doesn't go live until Nov 1st, how are people trading it already since October 24th?

I guess it doesn't really matter - I don't actually want to trade BTG right now, so as long as there will definitely be a way for me to get access to my BTG after Nov 1st, that's fine.  I'm just a bit confused as to what exactly has happened so far, and would be grateful for further clarification.

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October 26, 2017, 12:01:13 PM
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Hi all

I'm in the same situation as the OP - I have BTC from before the fork (literally just before - I bought it on October 23rd) in an Electrum wallet, and I wanted to know how to claim my BTG.

I'm a bit confused about whether or not the fork has happened?  People in this thread are saying it won't fully happen until Nov 1st, and that's what I had expected when I bought my BTC.  But then today I read an article on CNBC (it won't let me link it, but it's first on Google search for "bitcoin gold") saying "Bitcoin Gold price plunges", and I then checked CoinMarketCap and they show a price graph for BTG, starting October 24th, which must indicate trading?

So if the fork doesn't go live until Nov 1st, how are people trading it already since October 24th?

I guess it doesn't really matter - I don't actually want to trade BTG right now, so as long as there will definitely be a way for me to get access to my BTG after Nov 1st, that's fine.  I'm just a bit confused as to what exactly has happened so far, and would be grateful for further clarification.

Thanks

The fork happened on October 23rd but you won't be able to get your bitcoin gold as the software is still with the developers.
The developers promise to release the software on November 1st. So all you can do is leave your coins where they are for now (or prepare for redeeming the Bitcoin Gold by moving your coins to a new wallet).

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October 26, 2017, 12:34:17 PM
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The fork happened on October 23rd but you won't be able to get your bitcoin gold as the software is still with the developers.
The developers promise to release the software on November 1st. So all you can do is leave your coins where they are for now (or prepare for redeeming the Bitcoin Gold by moving your coins to a new wallet).

OK thanks. I don't really get how people are still apparently trading it if the software isn't released, but maybe it's futures trading or something?  Anyway I was just curious, it doesn't affect me.

One more question:  I have read that the BTG fork occurred at block 491,407.   Could you confirm that the "Height" in Electrum's Coins view shows the the block that the transaction happened in, and thus that the following means that I bought my BTC at block 491,325, and am therefore definitely OK to get BTG?

https://i.imgur.com/LLXn8LD.png  (Edit: I guess I'm not allowed to embed pictures.)

I intended to buy BTC to invest before the BTG fork so I would get both and (hopefully) have more total value, and it looks like I cut it much finer than I expected in terms of getting in before the fork!  I had thought it was happening October 25th or Nov 1st, but apparently I got in only 82 blocks before it happened.  I guess that's still a few hours in terms of time, but still much closer than I intended.
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October 26, 2017, 12:48:02 PM
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OK thanks. I don't really get how people are still apparently trading it if the software isn't released, but maybe it's futures trading or something?  Anyway I was just curious, it doesn't affect me.
Yes, that is correct... it is effectively "futures" trading on a few (unlinked) exchanges... #speculatorsGonnaSpeculate Roll Eyes There is currently NO BTG blockchain... so technically, it still doesn't exist. All they did was take a snapshot so when they start pre-mining, they have a starting point.

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One more question:  I have read that the BTG fork occurred at block 491,407.   Could you confirm that the "Height" in Electrum's Coins view shows the the block that the transaction happened in, and thus that the following means that I bought my BTC at block 491,325, and am therefore definitely OK to get BTG?

 (Edit: I guess I'm not allowed to embed pictures.)
Correct... Block Number == Block Height... so your transaction was confirmed in Block 491,325... 82 blocks before the snapshot was taken.

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October 26, 2017, 12:54:57 PM
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Wonderful, thanks very much to both of you for the help.
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October 27, 2017, 06:07:19 AM
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guys, supposed  that i have 1 bitcoin in wallet A before fork, and after fork i move 1 bitcoin out of wallet A. now wallet A is emply, so can I claim 1 bitcoin gold from wallet A?
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October 27, 2017, 10:38:52 AM
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guys, supposed  that i have 1 bitcoin in wallet A before fork, and after fork i move 1 bitcoin out of wallet A. now wallet A is emply, so can I claim 1 bitcoin gold from wallet A?

You can't claim bitcoin gold at the moment as it hasn't launched yet but Once it goes live probably on November 1st, Yes you can claim your BTG's from wallet A by importing it to a designated bitcoin gold wallet. They are giving updates on their site as well as other necessary information here https://bitcoingold.org/blog/

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November 02, 2017, 01:37:36 AM
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Electrum Bitcoin Gold wallet https://www.electrum-gold.org
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