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Bitcoin Ordinals may have proven naysayers wrong- Here’s why

  • Inscription mints via Bitcoin Ordinals reached a daily ATH.
  • The BRC-20 experiment has been deployed but users may need to be careful with minting in mass numbers.

Quite a number of people cast doubts over the long-term relevance of Bitcoin [BTC] Ordinals after it launched in January.

The reason for this was because of the projection that miners would hesitate to work on NFTs within the Bitcoin network. But the recent landmark hit on 9 March, might have put an abrupt end to the skepticism. 

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BRC-20: The spear opposing the doubting Thomases

According to Dune Analytics, the number of Ordinals Inscriptions minted on the aforementioned data hit an All-Time High (ATH) of 31.692. The new frontier on the Bitcoin blockchain now has 392, 495 Inscriptions since inception.

Bitcoin ordinals minting

Source: Dune Analytics

These digital assets range from texts, audio, and applications to images. However, Inscriptions was able to reach the milestone mostly because of the text carving dominance. 

This was because the information from the public blockchain tracker revealed that others were far off from reaching the share text Inscriptions gained. 

Moreso, most of the Inscriptions appeared after the BRC-20 execution. The BRC-20 offers a way for Ordinals users to mint and transfer their assets within the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin Ordinals size

Source: Dune Analytics

This hike meant that the BRC-20 chain on which the NFTs minting takes place has appreciated in user count. Although still in the experimental stage, the BRC-20 is a reflection of the Ethereum [ETH] ERC-20 standard.

Additionally, the rise in adoption could be linked to the public revelation of how to go about minting Ordinals and creating fungible assets on the blockchain.

There have been 23,926 BRC-20 ordinal inscriptions in the past 24 hours.

It only took 6 weeks for people to figure out how to use ordinals to make fungible meme coins. At this point, nothing surprises me.

— Leonidas.og (@LeonidasNFT) March 9, 2023

However, there is a little misconception between Bitcoin Ordinals and Inscriptions. While Inscriptions are metadata that store transactions ran on Bitcoin nodes Ordinals are, however, tiny bits of Bitcoin called satoshis which users can use to apply different rarity traits to individual inscriptions.

At the time of writing, the Ordinals fees generated have risen up to 75.29 BTC. Despite the increase, the overtime size usage had decreased.

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Before the milestone, Galaxy Research had developed a whitepaper with details of the Bitcoin Inscriptions. The 3 March analysis from the crypto insight platform noted that the Bitcoin NFTs operate very differently from the collections on the Ethereum blockchain

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Defending its position on a possible $5 billion market valuation in the future, the research paper read,

“From a custody standpoint, inscriptions may actually be better than Ethereum NFTs, at least for institutional investors.”

Despite the success achieved, the BRC-20 developer advised that participants remain cautious and also avoid mass minting.

gm. I’m glad that some people like the experiment. Some additional notes.
1. These will be worthless. Please do not waste money mass minting.
2. Due to how some inscription tools are set up, the ‘balance’ may be minted to the intermediary address used in

— domo (@domodata) March 9, 2023

Victor is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Before his sojourn into the world of journalism, he was a “buy the top, sell the bottom” merchant while doubling as a sales funnel copywriter. Victor’s focus is the exciting on-chain landscape of the cryptocurrency market and its underlying technology. His other interests include politics, sports, and marketing.

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