BTG is a cryptocurrency with Bitcoin fundamentals, mined on common GPUs instead of specialty ASICs.
ASICs tend to monopolize mining to a few big players, but GPU mining means anyone can mine again – restoring decentralization and independence. GPU mining rewards go to individuals worldwide, instead of mostly to ASIC warehouse owners, recreating network effects that Bitcoin used to have.
BTG is a fully validating node that becomes part of the BTG network, improving security for everyone, even if you don’t use it for your personal transactions.
This is the current production release and is recommended for all users. Gitian-signed builds are available below; please be sure to check signatures and checksums.