Bitcoin Gold BTG to fork away from Antminer Z9 Mini Equihash miner
4th May 2018: We will not allow that to happen – BTG team
On the Bitcoin Gold website, BTG team issued a response to the miner. Apparently, they are going to either modify the equihash algorithm or move to a different algorithm altogether.
ASIC-resistance is central to our mission. Bitcoin Gold, BTG, was conceived while watching the struggle between ASIC miners and the rest of the Bitcoin community. The fundamental reason for BTG’s creation was to help wrest back the crypto space from the relentlessly monopolizing tendencies of ASIC mining. How? By returning mining power to commodity hardware that is more universally accessible to people around the world: GPUs, or “graphics cards,” which nearly anyone can acquire and use.
3rd May 2018: BTG team Update on Twitter
Bitcoin Gold team has officially announced on twitter that they will be forking to prevent the Antminer Z9 from mining BTG. BTG is adopting a stance against ASIC as their main policy is to avoid centralization, ie, 1CPU1VOTE.
BTG’s team stated “BTG’s purpose: counter the centralization and control of mining by ASIC/specialty hardware. Our purpose has not changed. We WILL UPGRADE our network to counter them! Money spent on special hardware to mine BTG will be money lost.”
BTG’s purpose: counter the centralization and control of mining by ASIC/specialty hardware.
Our purpose has not changed. We WILL UPGRADE our network to counter them!
— Bitcoin Gold [BTG] (@bitcoingold) May 3, 2018