July 13, 2020 Bitcoin Gold developers issue an emergency update following a detected network attack.

Bitcoin Gold developers have issued an emergency node software update, following the detection of a network attack. In their Friday blog post, the developers stated that they detected an attack chain of over 1300 blocks that had been under construction since July 1, with the attacker having rented hash power from the blockchain mining platform, NiceHash. Following the detection, the Bitcoin Gold developers alerted exchanges and other service providers while also updating the node software, 0.17.2, to include a checkpoint preventing the attacker from assuming control of the network.