16 February 2023 07:35, UTC
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A brand new Ordinal minted on the Bitcoin blockchain community, inscription 2042, consists of a one-second audio clip capturing the sound of a moist fart.
What are Bitcoin Ordinals?
Launched in January by software program engineer Casey Rodarmor, Ordinals are basically a protocol that permits for knowledge to be saved on Bitcoin’s blockchain community. Assume NFTs however for Bitcoin.
They’re so new you may’t even purchase them by way of a market like OpenSea. They require particular Bitcoin Ordinal wallets to retailer and commerce, however this has not stopped folks from importing unusual and uncanny recordsdata to the Bitcoin community.
To date, there have been over 100,000 inscriptions by way of the Ordinal community, all the pieces from encrypted recordsdata to digital artwork.
On Feb. 2, inscription 2042 was uploaded onto the Bitcoin blockchain, a 1-second audio file that captured the sound of somebody passing gasoline.
In line with one Reddit consumer posting in r/CryptoCurrency, inscription 2042 offered for 12.3 Bitcoin, the equal of $280,000.
It’s inconceivable to confirm whether or not the fart really offered as a result of there is no such thing as a centralized (and even decentralized) market for Bitcoin Ordinals, with most being offered by way of OTCs in random discord channels, often amongst Bitcoin node operators themselves.