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 primarily a protocol that enables for knowledge to be saved on Bitcoin’s blockchain community. Assume NFTs however for Bitcoin.
They’re so new you possibly can’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.
Thus far, there have been over 100,000 inscriptions by way of the Ordinal community, all the things 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 fuel.
Based on one Reddit consumer posting in r/CryptoCurrency, inscription 2042 bought for 12.3 Bitcoin, the equal of $280,000.
It’s unattainable to confirm whether or not the fart truly bought as a result of there isn’t a centralized (and even decentralized) market for Bitcoin Ordinals, with most being bought by way of OTCs in random discord channels, normally amongst Bitcoin node operators themselves.