in turn, reveal a lot about your current holdings as well as your past and future transactions and can even, by extension, reveal other data about people or entities you transact with. This means that you should definitely follow the suggested advice, and first move your BTC to a new address or a whole new wallet with a new seed before inserting your private keys into the Coinomi wallet! Alternatively, you could move all your coins to a new address. Its probably best to move your BTC to a new address or even a whole new wallet with a new wallet seed before you even start meddling with BTG regardless of which wallet you were using. (Alternatively, you could type in the private key.) Once youve done this, send the bitcoins to the new paper wallet.
In its announcement, Trezor emphasized that all holders of bitcoin using the Trezor hardware wallet will be credit with BCG, since Trezor is a non-custodial bitcoin wallet platform and users have full control over their private keys. Once your bitcoins are stored safely on the new paper wallet (ideally after at least one confirmation the old paper wallet still holds the BTG. Therefore, if youre going to upload your private key into a Bitcoin Gold wallet, you should definitely create a whole new paper wallet with a new private key for your bitcoin (BTC). More importantly, Bitcoin Gold currently lacks strong replay protection, which is necessary for bitcoin holders to withdraw BCG upon its hard fork in a secure manner.
In this case, youll have to figure out for yourself whether this is the case or not, and how to. Good news: Bitcoin Gold enforces strong replay protection. However, Ledger and Trezor have published blog posts indicating that they will be working. (Just mentally replace BCH for BTG wherever relevant.) Hardware Wallet We also recommended using a hardware wallet to keep your private keys secure though we also noted that these wallets dont necessarily make it easy to access your BTG. You can make a backup of this folder using the menu in your wallet and select "Backup wallet." Once youve done this, you should be able to import this backup into the Bitcoin Gold full node, Bitcoin Gold Core. Look for the sweep option in the menus of these wallets; thats where you can scan the QR-code displayed on your paper wallet. (Just mentally replace BCH for BTG wherever relevant.) Using (or Selling) Your BTG Once you have claimed your BTG, you can use it however you please. If you want to use your BTG in any way, it's probably best to first move your BTC to a whole new address that you control, or even to a whole new wallet generated from a new seed. If you use either of these wallets, keep an eye out for announcements on their social media or blogs. You can unsubscribe with one click. Regular Wallet, our second recommendation was to use a regular wallet, as listed on bitcoin. That way, if you do mess up with insecure BTG software, you shouldn't lose your BTC.