4 Exchanges Issue Conflicting Statements On Bitcoin Gold

4 Exchanges Issue Conflicting Statements On Bitcoin Gold

Heavily debated Bitcoin fork, Bitcoin Gold will be created on approximately the 24th of October during BTG snapshot block 491,407.

Information from exchanges stating whether or not BTG will be supported has been scarce. At the time of writing only some exchanges have made statements regarding the fork.



Coinbase, The worlds most popular exchange with 11,400,000 users has confirmed it will not be supporting BTG.

At this time, Coinbase cannot support Bitcoin Gold because its developers have not made the code available to the public for review. This is a major security risk.

If its network proves to be both secure and valuable, Coinbase may decide to support it at a later date.
— Coinbase


USA based exchange Bittrex will issue BTG to Bitcoin holders though claiming at this stage they will not commit to making it tradeable.

 If you have a Bitcoin (BTC) balance on Bittrex during the BTG snapshot block 491,407 occurring approximately on October 24, 3am PT (10am UTC), you will be additionally credited the equivalent amount of Bitcoin Gold (BTG) on a 1:1 basis. i.e. 1 BTC on Bittrex held during the on-exchange snapshot will get you 1 BTG.  BTC held on orders will also be credited.  Only the BTC held on your account is eligible for BTG.”

“At this time, the information and codebase presented by the Bitcoin Gold team is not in a functional state and Bittrex will not commit to opening a Bitcoin Gold trading market.
— Bittrex


Yobit has issued a rather vague statement adding a countdown to the fork on their website and tweeting Bitcoin Gold balances will be added in 68 hrs (23 oct, monday). Implying that they will credit BTG. However they made no statement on whether they would be making it tradeable on the platform.

Countdown Here 



Hitbtc Founded in 2013 has stated it will be both crediting BTG and opening a market to ensure it is ready to trade on the 25th of October.

At the moment the first block on Bitcoin Gold is found, you will receive the exact amount of BTG tokens as you hold Bitcoin on your HitBTC account. We guarantee that Bitcoin deposits, withdrawals and trading process won’t be halted or interrupted during the hard fork. Our developers are doing their best to proceed with all technical challenges without any inconveniences. We understand how important it is to keep exchange operations running 24/7, especially during the periods of such major modifications.

BTG trading markets on HitBTC are going to be open on October 25th.
— Hitbtc

At the time of writing major Bitcoin exchanges Poloniex, Binance, Bitstamp, and Kraken are still to make statements on whether they will support the upcoming fork.

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