This is a short guide to safely buying Bitcoin Gold (also known as BTG coin) on the Kucoin exchange.
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What is Bitcoin Gold
Bitcoin Gold is a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. At block 491407, Bitcoin Gold miners will begin creating blocks with a new proof-of-work algorithm, and this will cause a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain will continue on unaltered, but a new branch of the blockchain will split off from the original chain. The new branch is a distinct blockchain with the same transaction history as Bitcoin up until the fork, but then diverges from it. As a result of this process, a new cryptocurrency is born.
BTG Token Details
Name: Bitcoin Gold
Total Supply: 16,846,761
Circulating Supply: 16,746,761
Step 1 – Register at Kucoin
To buy the token, you first need to sign up at Kucoin.
First go to Kucoin.
Next you need to click on the “Sign up” link.
Go ahead and Register at Kucoin by adding your personal details.
To sign up for Kucoin you’ll need a valid email address and create a secure password.
Step 2 – Activate Your Kucoin Account.
You’ll be asked to activate your account before you can log in on Kucoin.
Go to the email you entered and click on the link sent by Kucoin to complete the registration process.
You may need to check your spam folder.
We strongly recommend you set up 2 factor authorization (2FA) on your account.
Step 3 – Log On to Your New Kucoin Account
Go back to Kucoin and use your new account details to log in.
Step 4 – Fund your Kucoin Wallet.
Before you can buy your new tokens, you need to have funds in your Kucoin wallet.
Note that you can’t send fiat currency direct to Kucoin. Instead you need to send your favorite crypto (we recommend ETH or LTC due to low transaction costs and fast transfer times).
The easiest way is to buy crypto at Coinbase.com then send it to Kucoin.
How to Buy Bitcoin at Coinbase
You now need to find the deposit address for the specific type of crypto you are transferring over from Coinbase.
In this example we’re using ETH.
First, click the dollar ($) symbol to open the deposit page
Then click on the “Deposit” button and search for ETH.
Now, copy the ETH Deposit Address and use that as the destination/outward address at your Coinbase account.
Wait a few minutes and the crypto (ETH in this case) will be credited to your Kucoin account.
Step 5: Trade your Ether for BTG tokens.
Click on the ‘Markets’ link at the top menu, next to the Kucoin logo. And navigate to the ETH tab.
Search for the BTG/ETH pair among the list displayed on the page. You can type BTG in the search bar if you can’t find it.
This will take you into a trading screen like the one below. It’s straightforward to purchase from here.
Under the BTG/ETH chart, you’ll find the Buy BTG section.
The first box with the Price label displays how much ETH or fraction of ETH you pay to buy each BTG token.
The second box with the Amount label is where you enter the number of BTG Tokens you plan to buy.
You can also use the ratio slider to indicate what percentage of your funds you want to spend. sliding to 100% button uses all the ETH in your account. 50% uses 50% etc. If you use the percentage buttons, the number of tokens you can buy will be automatically entered into the Amount box.
The Total box shows how much Ether in total you are paying for the transaction. This includes any transaction fees by Kucoin.
Ready to buy?
Go ahead and Click on the “BUY BTG” button.