Lower than three months after the Ordinals challenge launched, the variety of inscriptions has handed the 1 million mark. As of April 10, there are 1,058,189 Ordinals NFTs which have earned miners over 170 BTC in charges, or $4.8 million as of press time.
The main milestone was hit at 17:44:24 UTC on April 8 with an inscription that consists of the only, now immortal phrase, ‘Piggy.’ An enviable asset attributed to the ‘Piggies World‘ challenge that consists of hand drawn photographs etched onto the Bitcoin Ordinals protocol.
🥳 WE DID IT! 🥳
🚀We’ve got inscribed the MILLIONTH INSCRIPTION! 🚀
🥩At the moment we have fun with bacon! 🥩
🐷 OINK! OINK! 🐷
— Piggies World 🐷 (@Piggies_World) April 8, 2023
Regardless of its recognition, Ordinals has confirmed divisive amongst each Bitcoin and NFT circles, with some believing it detracts from the overarching message of the world’s greatest blockchain community. Nevertheless, with one million inscriptions and counting, the Ordinals freight practice is displaying no indicators of slowing down.
Magic Eden Dominates Ordinals Buying and selling Volumes
Serving to the challenge achieve traction, Magic Eden just lately launched a market to particularly commerce Bitcoin NFTs. This has made inscriptions extra accessible to the typical collector, and is mirrored within the general volumes. At the moment, Bitcoin NFTs have turned over $19.5 million throughout numerous marketplaces, with 54,174 particular person trades, emanating from 18,462 distinctive customers.
Buying and selling is unfold throughout six marketplaces: Ordinals Market, Ordswap, Ordinals Pockets, Open Ordex, Gamma, and Magic Eden. As of press time, Magic Eden holds nearly all of the quantity with 66%, adopted by Ordinals Pockets with 21%. Nevertheless, these figures solely inform half of the story, as Magic Eden’s figures embrace the gross sales of a big variety of high-value De-Gods Bitcoin NFTs.
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