Bitcoin gold [BTG] cryptocurrency is a hard fork of the original Bitcoin code. It is an open source, decentralized digital currency without a central bank or intermediary that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer Bitcoin Gold network

The BTG hard fork took place on October 24, 2017. Its purpose was to change the POW algorithm so that ASIC miners which are used to mine Bitcoin cannot be used to mine the Bitcoin Gold blockchain.

Preventing ASIC miners from ming BTG enables mining on commonly available graphics home graphics cards and keeps the blockchain more decentralized.

One of the great things about Bitcoin Gold is that it can be mined on old GPUs with 3GB+ Ram. For this tutorial, we are going to set it up using lolminer on 2miners BTG Pool

First thing to do is download lolminer. The files are compressed in .rar format, so you will need to unpack them with winrar. If you dont already have the winrar, you can download it HERE, free.

I’ve repacked the lol miner download, so it should work straight away. All you need to is add your own BTG payment address.

Open the lolminer download with winrar and click the wizard to unpack.

Once unpacked you should see a few files inside the folder. Right click mine_btg and edit the file with a text editor.

Edit the highlighted green BTG address to your own Bitcoin Gold address for Payments, save and close.

Next run the mine_btg batch file and a CMD window should open and your GPU should start mining BTG.

If it starts successfully your PC is now mining Bitcoin Gold. To see your mining stats head over to the 2miners BTG pool and enter you payment address.

It can take up to a while before you can see your online stats from the 2 miners pool. They should be available after you have submitted a valid share but this can take up to 60 minutes. especially if your using an older GPU.

Happy Mining!

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I am a crypto miner and general tech enthusiast. I build and assemble mining rigs, trade and Hodl crypto and share my experiences to help others get involved in blockchain technology.

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