Bitcoin Gold is a separate fork of Bitcoin, primarily created as an emergency mechanism due to restoring the original network in case of a crash. In addition, the developers plan that such decentralisation will remove the unnecessary burden on the BTC network and allow the distribution of the capital of large bidders. The coin is named so because the mastermind behind it, Jack Liao, aims to make this coin the mainstream digital gold.
The mining process of this cryptocurrency is maximally adapted to GPUs and involves stable ASIC mining. The algorithm itself for obtaining new coins is called Equihash, which, among other things, is incorporated into the production of other coins, such as ZCash.
The creators of BTG are promoting their project under the motto "Let's make Bitcoin decentralised again." However, opponents of this coin believe that it is far from independent because giants such as AMD and Nvidia control the production monopoly of graphics processors. However, third-party conversations do not affect the popularity of Bitcoin Gold: retail investors are certainly attracted by the word "bitcoin" in the name of the crypto asset. So the army of BTG fans is not decreasing.