Ordinals protocol

Quantum Cats for sale on Magic Eden NFT Marketplace (Magic Eden)
Taproot Wizards' New Bitcoin NFTs Already Trading at Twice the Initial Sale Price
Even after a weeklong minting process marred by technical issues, the Quantum Cats digital images were going for more than $10,000 each on the NFT marketplace Magic Eden, on t...
Quantum Cats for sale on Magic Eden NFT Marketplace (Magic Eden)

Screenshot of "Quantum Cats" collection from the project's website. (Quantum Cats/Taproot Wizards)
Bitcoin NFT Project Taproot Wizards Sells Out First Collection, Raking in $13M
All 3,000 of the "Quantum Cats" digital images were claimed by the end of Monday's public mint, selling for a fixed price of 0.1 BTC ($4,265) each – despite severe technical i...
Screenshot of "Quantum Cats" collection from the project's website. (Quantum Cats/Taproot Wizards)

Screenshot of "Quantum Cats" collection from the project's website. (Quantum Cats/Taproot Wizards)
Taproot Wizards Debut Sale of Bitcoin NFTs 'Quantum Cats' Marred by Tech Issues
The collection was on sale for 0.1 BTC ($4,300) each, meaning upwards of 300 BTC ($13 million) could have been raised if the full series of 3,000 had been placed.
Screenshot of "Quantum Cats" collection from the project's website. (Quantum Cats/Taproot Wizards)

DOGE Meme shiba inu (Atsuko Sato)
OKX Starts Inscription Support for Atomicals, Stamps, Runes and Doginals
OKX says wallet support is coming first, with a marketplace to follow
DOGE Meme shiba inu (Atsuko Sato)

"Genesis Cat" from the Taproot Wizards Quantum Cats collection of Bitcoin Ordinals inscriptions. (Taproot Wizards, modified by CoinDesk)
Bitcoin-Based Digital Art Image 'Genesis Cat' Sells for $254K in Sotheby's Auction
The sale of the digital image from the Taproot Wizards project came as popularity surges for the NFT-like creations minted atop the Bitcoin blockchain's Ordinals protocol. All...
"Genesis Cat" from the Taproot Wizards Quantum Cats collection of Bitcoin Ordinals inscriptions. (Taproot Wizards, modified by CoinDesk)

Image of some of Luke Dashjr's proposed code changes, from pull request #28408. (GitHub, modified by CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Developer's Proposal to Stop 'Spam' NFTs Gets Shut Down
Luke Dashjr's technical proposal sounded innocuous enough: to make the popular Bitcoin Core software "effective with newer datacarrying styles." In reality, the effort represe...
Image of some of Luke Dashjr's proposed code changes, from pull request #28408. (GitHub, modified by CoinDesk)

Opposition conflict chess (Artur Shamsutdinov/Unsplash)
BRC-20 Marketplace, Creator Take Opposing Positions on Proposed Network Upgrade
BRC-20 marketplace UniSat said it will follow a proposed change in the token standard that has met with opposition from Domo, the pseudonymous creator of BRC-20.
Opposition conflict chess (Artur Shamsutdinov/Unsplash)

Screenshot of BitcoinShrooms website showing items from the collection. (Bitcoinshrooms.com)
'Bitcoin NFT' Hysteria Comes to Sotheby's as Super-Mario-Style Mushroom Character Tops $200K
In the historic auction house's first-ever sale of the Ordinals inscriptions known as "NFTs on Bitcoin," a batch of three pixelated images from a mushroom-themed collection dr...
Screenshot of BitcoinShrooms website showing items from the collection. (Bitcoinshrooms.com)

(CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Ordinals Token Ecosystem Emerges as Latest Crypto Play, Led by ORDI Hype
Overall capitalization of such tokens has risen over 21% in the past 24 hours, outperforming most other token sectors.
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3D planes from the EY-ZERO1 NFT collection. (OpenSea)
NFT Trading Is Ice Cold But Developers Are Still Hot for Web3
This week, new reports were released that point to a major slowdown in NFT trading. Plus, Etihad Airways will soon let its community of frequent fliers stake NFTs for miles.
3D planes from the EY-ZERO1 NFT collection. (OpenSea)