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Bitcoin Gold wallet

The right cryptocurrency wallet for your Bitcoin Gold

Looking for a Bitcoin Gold Wallet to buy and store your Bitcoin Gold? Join 6+ million customers who trust
Ledger hardware wallets to securely store their crypto and use them on the day-to-day basis.

  • Mobile & Desktop App
  • Secured by Hardware Wallet
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Bitcoin Gold wallet
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How to secure your Bitcoin Gold ?

Whether you’re looking to keep your crypto safe for long-term or manage them on a daily basis, Ledger has the right product for you.

Ledger hardware wallet

Ledger hardware wallet stores your private keys and signs transactions offline, making them resistant to malicious attacks and threats. Pair the Ledger crypto wallet with Ledger Live App to manage your Bitcoin Gold on the go.

Ledger Live App

Ledger Live App is a gateway to manage your assets, checking your real-time balance, tracking transaction histories, and more.

How to create a Bitcoin Gold wallet?

1
Get a Ledger Nano

Get a Ledger Nano

Select and purchase a Ledger hardware wallet of your choice.

  • Beginner in the crypto world? Get started with Ledger Nano S Plus.
  • Prefer a Bluetooth connection? Try with Ledger Nano X.

Get Ledger Nano

2
Download Ledger Live

Download Ledger Live

Download and install the Ledger Live app in a couple of clicks on desktop and mobile.

Coupled with a Ledger, it makes the most secured wallet for your Bitcoin Gold.

3
Start your Bitcoin Gold journey securely

Start your Bitcoin Gold journey securely

Add a Bitcoin Gold account with a couple of clicks. Choose among different providers and easily manage your Bitcoin Gold.

And not only Bitcoin Gold. With Ledger Live, you can manage thousands of crypto and a large variety of NFTs.

Swap Bitcoin Gold at your fingertips

Manage your Bitcoin Gold

Manage your Bitcoin Gold

With Ledger Live coupled with a Ledger, you can:

  • Securely execute transactions by physically validating them with your Ledger Hardware Wallet
  • Manage your Bitcoin Gold as well as thousands of other crypto assets
  • Track your portfolio

*Buy, send/receive, swap, stake, and other crypto transaction services are provided by third-parties provider, which availability may vary based on jurisdiction/territory.

Swap Bitcoin Gold

Swap Bitcoin Gold

Swapping allows you to explore different crypto assets, protect your Bitcoin Gold from volatility, and diversify your portfolio.

You can easily swap Bitcoin Gold through Ledger Live without using fiat currencies.

Swap Bitcoin Gold

The best Bitcoin Gold hardware wallet

Ledger Nano S Plus

Ledger Nano S Plus

4.5/5 - 1 213 Reviews

The perfect crypto wallet to start securely managing your Bitcoin Gold.

  • Desktop
  • USB-C
  • Crypto & NFT
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Most popular
Ledger Nano X

Ledger Nano X

4.5/5 - 11 108 Reviews

Secure and manage your crypto on-the-go with our Bluetooth®-enabled Bitcoin Gold hardware wallet.

  • Desktop & Mobile
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-C
  • Crypto & NFT
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Ledger Stax

Ledger Stax

Coming soon

Our most advanced and customizable Bitcoin Gold wallet yet, enjoy a curved E Ink touchscreen crypto-experience unlike ever before.

  • Desktop & Mobile
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-C
  • Larger screen
  • Crypto & NFT
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Choice of 6,000,000+ customers

Bertil A.

5/5

In order to secure cryptocurrencies, Ledger is the perfect tool.

Kevin L.

5/5

Simply a very elegant peace of hardware, with a gorgeous UI in the app.

James P.

5/5

ALL is good, all legal resources bought was as specified and compliant, party on.

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What is Bitcoin Gold?

In 2017, Bitcoin Gold was established as a more user-friendly option to Bitcoin, aiming to combine the durability and security of the Bitcoin blockchain with greater flexibility for experimentation and development.

Unlike Bitcoin, BTG does not rely on Bitcoin hash power or compete for the “real Bitcoin” label, but instead seeks to expand the crypto space with a blockchain that remains closely compatible with Bitcoin while offering new opportunities for DeFi and DApp developers.

One of Bitcoin Gold’s main goals is to revolutionize the mining process on the Bitcoin blockchain by creating a more equitable system. By implementing changes to the Bitcoin blockchain through an alternate fork, BTG allows anyone to become a miner with basic hardware. This approach decentralizes mining and spreads it among a larger number of miners, instead of being controlled by a handful of large companies. To achieve this, Bitcoin Gold employs a PoW algorithm, Equihash-BTG, that cannot be run on specialized ASIC miners used for Bitcoin mining, giving ordinary users a fair chance to mine with common GPUs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) is a fork of the Bitcoin protocol that executed in October 2017 and primarily originated out of a desire to change Bitcoin’s mining algorithm from SHA-256 to Equihash – consequently making ASIC mining rigs obsolete in the network.

Similar to the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, once the Bitcoin Gold fork was initiated, Bitcoin holders were able to redeem BTG at a 1:1 ratio corresponding to their BTC holdings.

 

Focused on a different design consideration than another of Bitcoin’s prominent debates — block size — the role of ASICs in cryptocurrency mining of proof-of-work (PoW) networks has been polarizing, and arguments on both sides are plausible. On one side, ASIC mining can lead to a centralized mining economy in the hands of firms that can operate with economies of scale since ASIC hardware costs are at a premium.

Conversely, the position taken by Bitcoin Gold and other ASIC-resistant cryptocurrencies is that by changing the mining algorithm to one that precludes ASIC machines from the network, access to mining can be democratized to any user with a GPU consumer computer.

 

Outside of the mining algorithm shift, Bitcoin Gold retains some of the same technical aspects of Bitcoin including the 21 million supply cap, SegWit, and block times. Bitcoin Gold’s Github cites the primary differences of the network from Bitcoin at the time of launch as:

  • ASIC-resistant Equihash mining algorithm
  • Per block difficulty adjustment algorithm
  • Replay protection
  • Unique wallet addresses

Bitcoin Gold was bootstrapped on November 12 following its launch to create its own network. However, it still contains the entire Bitcoin blockchain up to that point.

When you first buy cryptocurrency, you’re issued with two keys: public and private.

  • A public key serves as an address that can be shared with other parties to perform transactions.
  • A private key represents a randomly generated number that signs transactions and protects your assets from malicious attacks. If it gets compromised or lost, you won’t be able to access your cryptocurrency wallet to spend, withdraw, or transfer your coins.

To safeguard and keep track of your keys, you can use online or offline wallets. Online wallets, also known as hot wallets, store private keys on systems or devices that are connected to the internet. Hot wallets are easy and convenient to use, however, they come with several drawbacks. Besides being susceptible to attacks and a honeypot for hackers, with hot wallets, the custody of private keys is often entrusted to a third party such as a crypto exchange, which means you never have full control over your funds. The safer choice are specialized hardware wallets that store private keys offline. Stealing private keys from a hardware wallet would require physical access to the wallet and corresponding PIN or the recovery phrase. What’s more, with hardware wallet, you don’t need to rely on third party custodians.

Ledger Nano is the industry-leading hardware wallet. With more than five million customers, Ledger Nano wallets have several layers of security that protect private keys, and hence your assets:

  • Your private keys are stored on secure element chips.
  • A PIN code and a 24-word recovery phrase are required to access the wallet.
  • Ledger Nano crypto wallets have been built using highly durable materials for protection against physical damage.

With full isolation between private keys and your computer/mobile, Ledger Nano wallets keep your keys secure and give you complete control over your assets.

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