If you’re a holder, there isn’t that much to fear here, and there may be some free money in it for you!
Bitcoin Gold: What you need to know
Jimmy Song

It goes without saying but there is no such thing as ‘free money’. Someone, somewhere is either getting scammed or took a calculated risk and lost.

Forks are expensive (https://twitter.com/mecampbellsoup/status/91894484681932390)5, so who is left holding the bag? Probably the most recent arrival of suckers into the Bitcoin ecosystem, the dumb money.