“Forkcoins," or “Initial Fork Offerings” — alternative coins that “split off” from Bitcoin — are all the rage right now.
The latest trend in the cryptocurrency world was kicked off last summer with the launch of Bitcoin Cash.
Bitcoin gold is set to go live this weekend.
In a new blog post, the developers behind the fork of the bitcoin blockchain said that they would release a formal software client for download at 7:00 PM UTC on Nov. 12. Originally set for a public launch on Nov. 1, the project is backed by LightningASIC, a seller of mining hardware based in Hong Kong, as well as a community of relatively unknown developers.