Bitcoin on its way to the stars
The reason of the sudden rise
What is bitcoin gold ?
The miners can choose the size of the block they want to extract, with a default value of 1MB. It will include protection against replay attack and wipeout.
The goal is to hinder centralized mining.
The options at hand
1st option - You already have bitcoins
Well great you're already on the ship - probably hold on to them until the hardfork.
2st option - Buy bitcoin now
If you have the funds perhaps it's the best time to invest in bitcoin. The price might skyrocket further more till October 25th and when it splits you will have the same amount of bitcoin gold. The problem with this option is that bitcoin has gotten pretty expensive at the moment and when the hardfolk happens the price will drop proportionately to the hashrate lost to bitcoin gold. You could win on it or you could lose on it, or it could equal out.
Example of a possible scenario : You buy one btc now worth 4100 euros, split happens btc drops to 3000 euros and btg emerges at 600 euros => you lose 500 euros at first... you might have to wait a little to make gains. Refer yourself to what happened to bitcoin cash.
3rd option - Buy bitcoin at the drop
You can wait to buy at the dip after the hardfork (or if possible ideally some time before the hardfork). Split happens, you buy bitcoin at a low price and you'll benefit from it afterwards.
4th option - Invest in dropping altcoins while they're at record lows
The price of all the other coins besides a few have dropped and will probably continue to drop till the hardfork. It might be worth more to invest in one of those instead of trying to get free bitcoin gold. Most probably the coins will double or triple their value after the hardfork as bitcoins will flow back into the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
In the long run bitcoin is always a good investment and there is benefit to be made in all these options. The trouble is picking the one which will have the most significant gain at the right time. The choice is up to you.
I personally invested in a few altcoins and I won't be selling them for bitcoins. I believe if I sell them now I will lose more than I will gain. I'll just wait till they rise once again.
Thanks for reading,