The major available application is the client offered at the official website: Bitcoin Gold Core (infected by malware from day 21 to day 26).
In addition, the currency is being supported by the two most popular hardware crypto-wallets: Ledger and Trezor.
Of the software mobile wallets, Bitcoin Gold is supported by: Coinomi, Bitpie, Freewalet and Guarda. Of the web wallets it is BTGwallet.online.
Of all the wallets mentioned above, I’d like to highlight one called Coinomi wallet, perhaps the most popular for transactions with Bitcoin Gold mentioned in most of reviews. This wallet is mentioned in relations with mining BTC during the splitting of the blockchain. The process is as follows: Use a seed word from your BTC wallet to restore your wallet into Coinomi. After uploading your wallet in Coinomi, you can ask for Bitcoin Gold you were privileged to receive on the fork day.
Many users keep asking about where you can sell BTG for more easily convertible cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. One of the most comfortable is the Bluetrade cryptocurrency exchange or some other exchanges allowing BTG trading.
In the beginning, the bitcoin gold fork profited from its repute and succeeded in winning prominent partners from among the exchanges. The website therefore features prominent professionals from the business. On the other hand, some of the players (such as CoinDesk) have strictly denied to cooperate on such a project due to security risks and the incapability of BTG developers to offer the code to public control.
BTG is currently supported by the following cryptocurrency exchanges:
Bitcoin Gold is stored in special wallets that consist of private and
public keys (see above). There’s a huge number of cryptocurrency wallets with
different features and it’s hard to recommend one that would cover all your needs.
Let’s see the major differences between various wallets.
They represent the so-called cold wallets, meaning they operate offline - unless a payment needs to be made. Hardware wallets store your private keys on a storage medium, and usually connect to a computer via USB to make a payment transaction, after entering a pin. Easy to use with a high level of security. The best Bitcoin Gold hardware wallets are Trezor Model T, Trezor One.
You can download and install these on your computer. They will only work and be accessible on this single computer. They are among the most secure wallets, unless your computer gets hacked or attacked by a virus. The best desktop Bitcoin Gold wallets are Ledger Nano X, Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue.
Online wallets run on a server and can be accessed from any device at any location. They are the most convenient to use, but remember that your private keys are stored online and with a third-party - the probability of hackers’ attacks and theft is higher. The most reliable online Bitcoin Gold wallets are CoinSpot, Guarda wallet, Freewallet.org.
These don’t offer as much functionality compared to desktop wallets, however their convenience lies in the fact that you always have the wallet with you and can use it anywhere, e.g. to pay at a retail store. The best mobile Bitcoin Gold wallets are Guarda wallet, Freewallet.org.
Although it sounds strange or even funny to talk about paper wallets in connection
with a digital currency, they exist - in the form of printed-out private and public
keys. Because of their physical (and offline) nature, they provide a very high level
of online security.
Which Bitcoin Gold Wallet Should I Use?
There’s no single answer. It is best to realize what is the desired purpose of the
wallet. If you want to use it to regularly pay and receive small amounts
of Bitcoin Gold, then mobile or online wallet makes sense due to their
ease of use. If however, you want to use the wallet to hold a
small Bitcoin Gold fortune then security should be your priority. The
range of devices you use the most often will also help determine what wallets are
best for you, as there is at least one for each type of device.
It is best to approach Bitcoin Gold wallets as you would your regular money
- cash and credit card is used for small payments (hot wallets-mobile), while your
savings sit securely in a saving account (cold wallet-hardware), or spread out in
several investments. Choosing a wallet which makes the private key with which you
dispose of your cryptocurrency visible only to you is most important. Our top picks
for Bitcoin Gold would be Trezor Model T and Trezor One for a
secure storage of your private keys.
How do I get a Bitcoin Gold address?
Getting a Bitcoin Gold adress is easier than it looks. For this you will
need to set up a Bitcoin Gold wallet of your choice. Check out our wallets
section for advice on which type of wallet will suit you best. Once you've set up a
wallet, for receiving or sending coins your wallet client will each time generate a
unique Bitcoin Gold adress.