Collecting your Bitcoin Gold coins with Coinomi Bitcoin wallet is a relativly easy process. lets start…
Step one – update your Coinomi wallet
make sure that you have the latest version installed (Coinomi Wallet version 1.7.9 or later). you can simply open google Play Store app, tap on the menu, select “My apps & games”, locate the Coinomi Wallet app and tap on the update button next to it.
Step two – add Bitcoin Gold to Coinomi
open Coinomi wallet, tap on the top left menu, tap + COINS.
select BitcoinGold from the list.
A pop-up will appear. tap the ADVANCED SETTINGS (If you clicked Add instead, just delete that Bitcoin Gold wallet and create a new one).
In the “Derivation Path” line type:
M/44H/0H/0H (characters before “H” are zeroes).
*** If you have more than one Bitcoin wallet in your Coinomi you will have to repeat the above process, replacing each time the last zero with the account index – for the second wallet this would be M/44H/0H/1H and so on ***
Step three – Add BTG
tap“ADD” and the BTG wallet is ready!
If you still don’t see your BTG…
if your BTG balance is still zero there are 2 possibilities:
the first is that your BTC wallet isn’t a default wallet. follow this:
Tap your BTC wallet, choose “… / Account details” and note its derivation path. The default BTC wallet has a derivation path of “M/44H/0H/0H” if yours is different, you should add a BTG wallet with the value you see in your “account details” screen.
the second is that you didn’t have BTC at the time of the fork:
The amount of BTG you see is exactly the amount of BTC you had at the time of the fork (block 491406). Any deposits made after that block will not show up.
What if you had Bitcoins stored in other wallets?
if you are in control of your private keys you can still claim your Bitcoin Gold with Coinomi wallet, following these instructions:
Step one – dont use an altered path
when adding the Bitcoin Gold wallet, Leave the default settings (dont change to M/44H/0H/0H ). If you already added the altered derivation path, delete the Bitcoin Gold wallet, and add it again with default settings.
Step two – Get private keys
Get the private key of the Bitcoin address that contained your coins at the time of the fork. Consult your wallet provider’s on how to do this!
Step three – Sweep Wallet
From your new created Coinomi Bitcoin Gold wallet, on the “balance” page, tap on the three dots and “Sweep Wallet”.
Scan/paste/type your private key and choose “bitcoin gold” as the coin.
Wait for confirmation and you’re all done.
And what if you can’t sweep my Bitcoin Gold private key?
If you are having problems with the sweep, Coinomi will return one of these two error messages:
First error message: “The privet key type does not match the destination type”
This is a known issue of BIP38 encrypted keys, due to how BTG changed signatures and address type, and will be fixed in the next update (version 1.7.10).
For now you can manually decrypt your key following these steps:
1. Open https://www.bitaddress.org
2. click on the “Wallet details” link
3. Paste your private key into the first text box
4. click on view details.
5. Sweep using the last option on the bottom left of the screen the “Private Key WIF Compressed, 52 characters base58, starts with a ‘K’ or ‘L” code. you can simply scan the QR code using your Coinomi wallet.
Second error message: “The address has no funds”
There are multiple causes for that error. You either loaded the address too late or withdrew from it too early. Search for that address on a BTC block explorer to check if it had a balance when block 491406 was mined, or a BTG block explorer that accepts searches using the BTC address format.
Coinomi multicoin wallet
Instead of sweeping, you can also choose Coinomi as your multi-coin wallet, with all your coins, BTC and alts, and the BTG from the split.To do so you can import the seed phrase of your current wallet into Coinomi. Note that this will overwrite your existing Coinomi wallets!!!
Good luck extrcting your Bitcoin Gold (BTG) using Coinomi wallet!
It is strongly advised not to store your cryptocurrency on an exchange, only on a dedicated wallet that you own. Here you can read more about what is a Bitcoin Wallet.