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Bitcoin Ordinals’ latest proposal could mean this for Inscriptions limit

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Despite Bitcoin Ordinals’ rise, there has been some restriction. Now, developers want to solve them.

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  • The recursive inscriptions would allow increased storage and on-chain video games.
  • Ordinals fees remained stagnant despite the increase in inscription count.

Bitcoin Ordinals have sought to break the conventional limitations of Inscriptions with one recent proposal. Leonidas.og, one of the pseudonymous developers of Ordinals said this in a tweet where he explained what the new artifacts termed “recursive inscriptions” aimed to achieve. 

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More storage and the chance to…

Expanding on the proposition, the developer noted that the new approach would allow better customization and use cases for the Bitcoin Ordinals project. Currently, Ordinals allow Inscriptions with a bandwidth of under 4 MegaBytes (MB).

So, whether it’s text, audio, or video, packages of inscribed codes were not to exceed that limit. But with the recursive upgrade, Leonidas said,

“So now there is a huge repository of packages for developers to build on top of. This would unlock powerful use cases that could never be done in under 4 MB.”

Notably, the introduction of Ordinals set the grounds for the development of the BRC-20 token standard. This has further evolved into BRC-721.

Unlike BRC-20 which allows fungible token creation, BRC-721, and 721E turned Ethereum’s [ETH] ERC-721 NFTs into tradable assets on Bitcoin. More so, the recursive inscriptions idea is similar to the Bitcoin NFT standard.

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Interestingly, AMBCrypto had the opportunity to speak to Bob Bodily about the development. Bodily, who is the CEO of Toniq and leading the development of Ordinals marketplace Bioniq, said that,

“BRC-721E users meta protocol and smart contracts, which act as sidechains to ensure the seamless movement of Ethereum NFTs to Bitcoin.”

Leonidas further mentioned in his tweet that the final deployment of recursive inscriptions would make it possible to have 3D videos on the Bitcoin network.  He pointed out,

“Now it becomes possible to put a complex 3D video game fully on-chain on Bitcoin. The sky is the limit. Bitcoin is essentially getting an internal internet where every file can request data from the other files on Bitcoin.”

A look at revealed that some 3D games were already live. But from Dune Analytics’ dashboard, Bitcoin Ordinals’ growth has not yet replicated the rise it had earlier in the year. 

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Although, the daily Inscription count rose to 174,677 on 11 June, the fees generated did not accompany it with a hike.

Bitcoin Ordinals Inscriptions

Source: Dune Analytics

At the time of writing, the total Inscriptions since inception reached 11.68 million. However, the total fees generate stood at 1702 BTC. 

Meanwhile, Leonidas did not fail to highlight that the users would be able to access the recoveries inscriptions on other marketplaces like Ordinals alpha explorer.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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