Dear OKCoin Users:
With reference to BTG protocol, BTG (Bitcoin Gold) and BTC (Bitcoin) main chain split occurred at block height 491407. Considering BTG is still in its pre-mining stage, it is still unclear when the mining of BTG would be made available to the public. However, in response to heat demand from our users to speculate on the potential chain-split token, OKEx decides to open a trading market of BTG/BTC at 1800 on Oct 26, 2017. (Beijing Time). Please be kindly noted that the token named as “BTG” is the chain split token of Bitcoin Gold.
In order to claim the BTG in your OKCoin.com spot account, you can login to OKEx with the same account login credential and claim the BTG chain split token here at OKEx Account -> Balance -> BTG -> Claim. All BTG claimed would then be transferred to your OKEx’s spot trading account. User can then trade BTG/BTC pairs in OKEx’s BTC market.
If the BTG hardfork is unable to create further blocks and/or BTG does not provide sufficient safety measurement to our users (for example, a lack of replay protection or a loophole in protocols), OKExwill cease support / trading for BTG. The BTG/BTC trade pair will be removed and BTG will be valued at zero. In addition, BTG withdrawal and deposit will also be suspended. Since the details of BTG is still highly uncertain, investor discretion on this product is advised.
Upon the genesis block of BTG is created and its technological aspect are thoroughly reviewed and tested by public, we would activate the deposit and withdrawal of BTG spot.
October 26, 2017