Someone uploaded a fart to Bitcoin Ordinal network and apparently sold it for $280k
Someone uploaded a fart to the Bitcoin Ordinal network and apparently sold it for $280k.
The Wild World or Ordinals continues to become more like 4chan every day.
The new serial number minted on the Bitcoin blockchain network inscription 2042consists of a one-second audio clip recording the sound of a wet fart.
What are bitcoin ordinals?
Launched in January by software engineer Casey Rodarmore, Ordinals is a protocol that allows data to be stored on the Bitcoin blockchain network. Think NFT, but for bitcoin.
They are so new that you can’t even buy them on a marketplace like OpenSea. They require dedicated Bitcoin Ordinal wallets for storage and trading, but that doesn’t stop people from uploading strange and supernatural files to the Bitcoin network.
So far there have been more 100,000 inscriptions through the Ordinal network, everything from encrypted files to digital art.
On February 2, the inscription 2042, a 1-second audio file that captures the sound of a gas release, was uploaded to the Bitcoin blockchain.
According to one Reddit The user’s r/CryptoCurrency entry, 2042, was sold for 12.3 bitcoins, equivalent to $280,000.
There is no way to verify if farts were actually sold because there is no centralized (or even decentralized) market for bitcoin ordinals, with most of them being sold via OTC contracts in random channels of contention, usually between the bitcoin node operators themselves.
Credit : cryptoslate.com