Collecting your free Bitcoin Gold ($BTG) coins with Coinomi
Collecting your (free) Bitcoin Gold ($BTG) coins with Coinomi will be super easy.
Please note that you won’t be able to claim your $BTG or make any valid transactions with your $BTG wallet before the BitcoinGold network’s launch at the start of November. Please consult this official BitcoinGold link for more information on current development and dates. After the coin properly launches, your $BTG wallet will show up inside your Coinomi and will be fully functional.
The $BTC blockchain snapshot took place on block 491406, which was mined on October 24th 2017, a day earlier than expected. If you had Bitcoins in your Coinomi wallet before block 491407, you will receive your BitcoinGold after the scheduled launch simply by following the first set of instructions below.
Update your wallet
First, please make sure that you have Coinomi Wallet’s latest version installed. If not, please open your Play Store app, click on the top left menu, select “My apps & games” and then click on the “Update” button next to “Coinomi Wallet”.
The BitcoinGold wallet will be enabled after the coin launch, so you can’t see or add it just yet
Now open your wallet, click on the top left menu, then hit the “+ COINS” button in the button and select “BitcoinGold” from the mind-blowing list of Coinomi’s 86 supported coins and 214 tokens.
A pop-up dialogue will appear, asking if BitcoinGold should be added. Hit the “ADVANCED SETTINGS” button. If you clicked “Add” instead you need to delete your BitcoinGold wallet and add a new one. In the “Derivation Path” please enter:
Please note that the characters before “H” are zeroes and not O’s.
Hint: If you have more than one Bitcoin wallets in your Coinomi and want to claim the equivalent BTG you will have to repeat the above process, replacing each time the last zero with the (zero-based) account index, so for the second wallet this would be M/44H/0H/1H, for the third wallet it would be M/44H/0H/2H, and so forth.
Now click “ADD”.
That’s it! Your $BTG wallet is now ready!
Other wallets/providers/paper wallets
If you had Bitcoins in some other provider where you control the private keys, you can still claim BTG with Coinomi by following these instructions once the coin launches: https://coinomi.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/29000016909-i-didn-t-have-btc-in-coinomi-at-the-time-of-the-snapshot-how-do-i-claim-btg- Note that in this case, the BTG wallet SHOULD NOT have an altered path. (Leave default settings)
What about my BTC
You can spend or move out your Bitcoins now, although Coinomi wallet is one of the safest places to keep them during forks. Unlike Exchanges, Coinomi cannot go down; we don’t hold your coins, you do (the private keys stay with you at all times).
If you need assistance, our 24/7 Support is always there to point you towards the right direction and help you resolve any issue that might arise.