How to Buy Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold forked from Bitcoin on October 25, 2017. It gave all Bitcoin owners the equivalent amount of Bitcoin Gold (BTG). So if you had 11 bitcoins at the time of the fork, after the fork you would have 11 bitcoins and 11 BTG.

At its current price of about $250, the BTG fork was a nice gift to Bitcoin holders. Here is how you can acquire BTG if you did not hold BTC at the time of the fork.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with Credit Card or Debit Card

Coinbase

coinbase

Unfortunately, right now, there is no easy way to buy Bitcoin Gold coin with a credit card in the USA with USD.

You will first have to buy BTC with your credit card.

Coinbase is the easiest way to buy bitcoin with a credit card in the USA, Europe, Australia and Singapore.

Once you have the bitcoins you can use Binance (review) to convert your bitcoins to Bitcoin Gold coins in about 10 minutes.

BitPanda

BitPanda is based in Austria and is a crypto brokerage service. You can buy bitcoins with your credit card if you live in Europe for low fees.

Once you have the bitcoins you can use Binance to convert your bitcoins to Bitcoin Gold coins in about 10 minutes.

CoinMama

If Coinbase does not work for you, CoinMama allows you to buy bitcoins with credit card from nearly any country. Once you get the bitcoins convert them to Bitcoin Gold using Binance.

Buy BTG with Bank Account

Again, if you live in the USA, Europe, Singapore or Australia then you must first buy bitcoins with your bank account using Coinbase or a similar service. Once you get the bitcoins from Coinbase you can use Binance to convert the bitcoins to BTG.

If you live in any other country then you can use our home page to find a Bitcoin exchange in your country that accepts bank transfer. Then once you buy bitcoins you can convert them to BTG within 10 minutes.

Get a Bitcoin Gold Wallet

Before we move onto other options:

Never store your Bitcoin Gold coins on an exchange!

Always withdrawal your Bitcoin Gold coins to an offline wallet like the Ledger Nano S or any other wallet that you control. Ledger added support for Bitcoin Gold shortly after the fork happened.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with PayPal

There is no way to directly buy Bitcoin Gold with PayPal. You will have to first buy bitcoin with PayPal and then convert the bitcoins to Bitcoin Gold using a service like Binance.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with Cash

There is no way to directly purchase Bitcoin Gold with cash. Not even any ATMs support buying Bitcoin Gold.

You will first have to buy bitcoins with cash and then convert the BTC to Bitcoin Gold using a service like Changelly or Binance.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with Bitcoin

You can use Binance to easily exchange bitcoins for Bitcoin Gold.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with Skrill

BitPanda allows Europeans to buy Bitcoin Gold directly with Skrill.

Buy Bitcoin Gold with Ethereum

You can use Binance to easily exchange Ethereum for Bitcoin Gold.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Bitcoin Gold different than Bitcoin?

Bitcoin Gold changed the algorithm used for mining. Whereas Bitcoin uses SHA256 for its algo, Bitcoin Gold uses the Equihash for its proof of work. This is the same algorithm used by Zcash.

Why is Bitcoin Gold gaining so much popularity?

Bitcoin has very good brand recognition. It is possible that new cryptocurrency users feel that they missed out on Bitcoin so they want to buy Bitcoin Gold as it feels like a ‘cheaper’ Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Gold Price

Bitcoin Gold is trading at about $250 or 0.015 BTC per BTG.