Best Reliable Bitcoin Gold Wallets

Best Bitcoin Gold Wallets

Bitcoin Gold is now live.

For those of you who are coming here for the first time, Bitcoin Gold is another altcoin which has recently forked out of Bitcoin.

Forking Bitcoin and making an altcoin is one of the easiest ways to get a lot of attention. Such types of forks give BTC users freebies in the form of airdropped forked coins.

The same free air drop happened with the BTC users on the 24th October 2017 at block height 491407 when the Bitcoin chain forked into Bitcoin Gold.

CoinSutra had published detailed instructions about this fork well before the event. If you were reading CoinSutra, then I am sure you’re now eligible to claim your coins. To those who were not: sorry you are now out of luck.

This fork was a snapshot fork; a unique fork that we haven’t seen before in this cryptosphere. This snapshot fork means that Bitcoin Gold can’t be claimed by BTC users until the actual BTG blockchain goes live.

Now, BTC users can claim their free BTG coins as the BTG blockchain is now live.

I have covered the full backstory of Bitcoin Gold in the below articles, so do consider going through them if you want to know more:

I know by now some of you might have dumped or sold your BTG, but we also have some HODLers in our community who may want to keep BTG for the future.

For such users, here is a list of safe Bitcoin Gold wallets…

Best Bitcoin Gold wallets

I have based this list on the merit of these wallet providers. I have deliberately avoided a few wallets because I’m not sure about them.

1. Ledger Nano S

Ledger Nano S

This is the best wallet one can get in the cryptosphere.

The Ledger Nano S needs no introduction and is the most popular hardware wallet in the market right now.

It allows you to control your private keys/seed because it is an HD wallet, hence you are always in charge of your funds without relying on any trusted third party.

CoinSutra has covered the Ledger Nano S in detail numerous times, you can read about it in the below-mentioned write-ups:

The good thing is the Ledger Nano S will support Bitcoin Gold so you do not need to risk your BTC by exposing your seed words in any other wallet.

Here are a few important videos guides on Ledger Nano S that will help you to get started:

Buy The Ledger Nano S

2. Trezor

Trezor Wallet

Trezor’s Bitcoin Gold support is coming.

Until now they weren’t ready to support Bitcoin Gold because of the code’s unavailability but it looks like they are now going to support it.

It is apparent from their below-mentioned tweet that they are in the process of making a split tool for their users.

Trezor is a reliable wallet and the CoinSutra team has been using it for over 6 months. We have also come up with a few video tutorials on this hardware for our new users. Check it out on the below video, if you want to buy the Trezor wallet here is the official link.

3. Atomic BTG Wallet (Desktop)

One of the best non-hosted solutions for Bitcoin Gold users is Atomic Wallet. This is a light wallet interface that gets connected to the blockchains of cryptocurrencies supported and provide you with full access and control over your funds. In Atomic, you can manage your BTG and exchange using a built-in exchange.

Apart from BTG, Atomic supports over 300 altcoins and tokens allowing you to manage them in one light application that you can download on Mac, Windows, Linux, etc. The app will also be available on Android and iOS.

Download Atomic Wallet

4. Coinomi

Another fine wallet that is supporting Bitcoin Gold is Coinomi.

They were also the first in the market to enable BTG access through their wallet. We have published a detailed guide on claiming BTG via Coinomi through almost any wallet – check that out here.

I would say it is a decent HD wallet with multiple coin support and allows you to control your private keys/seed words so that you are in charge.

Coinomi has had its fair share of controversies, particularly when they exposed user’s Bitcoin addresses in plain text. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not safe – it’s just one of those things to be expected as a leading mature wallet.

Currently, it is only available for Android & iOS.

Download Coinomi here.

5. Exodus

Exodus wallet needs no introduction as it the most beautiful software wallet for cryptocurrencies that I have seen for far.

Exodus supports now more than 25 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Gold.

No registration or identity verification is needed to start using Exodus. But you certainly need to take a backup of your seed key! Which means you are always in control of your funds.

Exodus comes with ShapeShift built in for exchanging cryptocurrencies and is an HD wallet.

And if you need help, you can get personal support from the founders via email.

It is available on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

Download the Exodus wallet

6. Bitcoin Gold Core

Bitcoin Gold Core

Bitcoin Gold Core is their official full node client/wallet that lets you mine Bitcoin Gold and also allows you to store, send and receive your Bitcoin Gold.

It is a full node client which means you are required to download the whole blockchain to be able to use this wallet. This will take up a decent amount of hard disk space.

It is available for Windows and Linux operating systems. (Source: Bitcoin Gold)

7. Guarda Wallet

Guarda came into the cryptocurrency world in 2017. Since then, it has proved to be a good wallet for crypto traders and investors, including Bitcoin Gold.

If you’re a trader looking for a great storage solution for your Bitcoin Gold, you’ll want to try the Guarda wallet. Guarda is a multi-platform crypto wallet with a presence on desktop, mobile, and on the web. 

Guarda’s desktop wallet is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux. If you’re always on the move, the Guarda mobile wallet is good for you and available on Android and iOS. There’s also a chrome version that allows you to access Bitcoin Gold, dApps, and other blockchains. You can also trade, buy, and sell your crypto assets inside the extension. 

One great thing we love about Guarda is that it’s packed with great features. With a Guarda wallet, you have access to an exchange and a token generator. It also offers support for many crypto coins such as BTC, BCH, and ERC20 tokens. Its in-built exchange allows you to instantly swap your Bitcoin Gold with any supported coin of your choice. 

Whether you’re a newbie or veteran trader, you’ll find Guarda useful for storing BTG and other coins. 

Download Guarda Wallet

Reliable Bitcoin Gold Wallets

Types Of WalletName Of WalletRating
Ledger Nano X[Hardware Wallet]9/10
Trezor[Hardware Wallet]8.510
Coinomi[Mobile Wallet]8/10
Exodus[Desktop Wallet]8/10
Bitcoin Gold Core [Desktop Wallet] 7/10

Though it is highly ironic to use the word ‘reliable’ for an openly pre-mined project, let’s continue as many users are losing their BTC in the hurry to access BTG too quickly through unreliable wallets.

See some of these examples here:

That’s why we have published this list of BTG wallets – to protect our audience. This post is not to be taken in any way as a BTG endorsement or as investment advice. It is just to inform you about some reliable wallets where you will at the very least not lose your BTC.

Note: Also, Bitcoin Gold is in its infancy – several scam wallets are mushrooming here. They are constantly preying BTC users, scamming them by taking their seed keys. So be aware of such scams and don’t disclose your private keys/seed words until you are sure.

Even the official Bitcoin Gold website isn’t listing the wallets with proper precautions, so right now the scenario of people losing their BTCs is pretty bad. Here at CoinSutra, we try to take measures to protect you from such scams and do thorough research before publishing anything.

So happy forking 🙂 with CoinSutra

See you soon for a new and interesting post.

Let me know in the comments what you think about Bitcoin Gold and which cryptocurrency you want me to cover in my next article!

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7 thoughts on “Best Reliable Bitcoin Gold Wallets”

  1. Am I right in suggesting that you can move your Bitcoin to another wallet after the fork and , empty the wallet of all currencies then if the seed is captured by somebody they will only get the Bitcoin Gold if you are unlucky?

  2. Is there any BTG client that satisifies these conditions:

    – Blockchain info taken from server (no large download required)
    – Possibility to import private keys which currently holds BTG (of course with all BTC and BCH moved after fork)

    I’m searching for something like “electron cash” but for BTG.

  3. Hi Sudhir,

    I’m having major issues claiming BTG via Coinomi.

    ** I definitely had BTC at the time of the fork.
    ** The BTC wallet I was using was the desktop option from Bitcoin.com
    ** I have my 12-word recovery phrase
    ** I’ve followed Coinomi’s instructions but nothing is working

    Your advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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