No DDOS protection... lol - These forks are a joke!

A new cryptocurrency called bitcoin gold (BTG) officially separated from the bitcoin blockchain this morning – and the project's website has been under denial-of-service attacks ever since.

Aiming to be a more egalitarian derivative of the popular cryptocurrency, one able to be mined with less specialized hardware, the first step on the Bitcoin Gold roadmap was to take a "snap shot" of the blockchain as a means of a creating a replica with new rules. As detailed in CoinDesk's explainer, BTG now plans to distribute free cryptocurrency in such a way that it is available to anyone holding bitcoin at the time of the fork.