Block 491407 has been reached, marking the last checkpoint for the launch of Bitcoin Gold.
Snapshot time! pic.twitter.com/3nt2a1PDQK
— Bitcoin Gold (@bitcoingold) October 24, 2017
Miners now have to direct their GPUs to work on the new coin. Until a BTG block has been successfully mined the deal will not sealed for BTG. It will be interesting monitoring the Bitcoin and altcoins market behavior in the next few hours. The ball is in the miners’ court now.
In the meantime Coinbase has declared Segwit2X an altcoin:
Coinbase officially declaring Segwit2x an alt coin and Bitfinex launching BGold futures in the same day. #justcryptothings
— Vortex [#NO2X] (@theonevortex) October 24, 2017
This has no practical significance for us, except for the fact that BTG does not aim to be altcoin, they want to be *the* coin. (Like every other Bitcoin fork, ever.)
The coming hours will be anything but boring.