Coinbase sent out an email earlier today stating it would not support Bitcoin Gold, for now. Stating that if the software for the coin is proven stable that it may incorporate it.
On November 16th, 2017 a bitcoin fork will occur creating a separate blockchain with a separate “coin” called Bitcoin Segwit2x, Segwit2x, B2X, or simply “Bitcoin2x”. Futures market as of today have one Bitcoin2x coin at around $950 USD. This means that if you have one bitcoin in your wallet on Coinbase, then after the fork you will have your original one bitcoin plus one bitcoin segwit2x coin.
Who cares about Bitcoin and all its forks? I thought this site was about Monero XMR!
Would you discount a gold coin? Probably not. Gold has inherent value. Bitcoin has inherent value because it is the current industry standard as a placeholder of secured value. In fact, most Monero purchases are made with Bitcoin, so if you have an interest in Monero you best have an interest in Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin, for those coins are highly traded against Monero. Monero has not budged from mid $80′s to a high of $92 for the last few weeks. This is right in line with where Monero should be as a steady incline of value is added each month. By next summer Monero should be at a constant of at least $130 to $160, in my opinion. Support for Monero has not dropped, mining rates are at a constant 250 MH/sec., difficulty tops out around 33 billion, nodes are around 1000 worldwide, but the block reward is getting closer and closer to below 6 coins. By 2022, the reward will be down to below half of one Monero coin.
Mining in general is on the RISE
Biostar, a leading motherboard manufacturer, has released motherboards tailored towards cryptocurrency miners. It offers many PCI-e slots so users can apply multiple graphic cards to one motherboard. Follow the adventure of one YouTuber who decided to invest $$ on a mining rig, only to doubt its true potential afterwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq6aOjBhUL0
I also read reviews for Bitmain’s Antminer D3 which allows for 15 GH/sec of X11 mining. X11 mining is the protocol used for other altcoins such as Dash. This YouTube miner says he makes $120 day profit and can pay off his investment within two months! Wow! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqVttN1ChPs