I’m pretty sure most of you wonder what is the best GPU to mine Bitcoin Gold and which components should you use to create the mining rig for it. I’ve decided to create this quick guide to answer those questions. 🙂
As you probably know, Bitcoin Gold is running on Equihash algorithm – the same that is behind popular coins such as ZCash, Zclassic, Zencash, Hush, Komodo etc. This means that Nvidia cards are definitely the best choice to mine BGold. It is no rocket science that GTX video cards performs much better than AMD when mining Equihash algorithm.
Here are the latest updates by the devs:
Equihash PoW change
Difficulty adjustment algorithm
ETA: Oct 29: Adopt BTG mining protocol for pool server
The new block header format is designed for existing Zcash pool and miners. BTG client is mostly compatible with them but according to ZIP-1, some minor changes are still needed in the pool servers. More specifically, the first 4 bytes of hashReserved field should store the block height rather than zeros.Dev Team
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This guide will be updated once mining will be available ion MAINNET for Bitcoin Gold!
Mining: Martin has started the modification of the node-stratum in order to provide a solution for the pool providers and the miners. The main problem is the change of the protocol that is introduced in BTG. The first 4 bytes of the reserved header field from zcash blockformat are actually the block height. Currently the protocol is being tested. We want you to know that we expect the public testnet to be started on November 1st!Dev Team
UPDATE November 13, 2017:
You can use the same config settings as on testnet (check above).