• Super Testnet, a freelance software developer, discovered a bug in the Bitcoin Ordinals program.
• The bug could be debugged by upgrading the system, affecting all inscriptions after 3492721.
• A surge of 3 million NFTs linked to Bitcoin’s blockchain was seen recently with the introduction of BRC-20 token standard.
Super Testnet Discovers Bug in Bitcoin Ordinals Program
Super Testnet, an independent freelance software developer focused on Bitcoin, has discovered a bug in the Ordinals program on May 5. The program’s inscription No. 349272 had zero value in output and input but could be programmed into a number. The bug founder said it could be debugged by upgrading the system, affecting all inscriptions after 3492721.
Solution Provided By Super Testnet
Super Testnet immediately provided a guide and invited other programmers to conduct similar tests on Ordinals. English-speaking Bitcoin maximalists have shown readiness to participate in the challenge. However, the Super Testnet warned that anyone willing to participate in the challenge would lose 10,000 sats if it is unsuccessful.
Testing Focused On Layer 1 & Spacechain Sidechain
The testing focuses on opposing inscription activities in Bitcoin space on layer 1 and a design elaboration for the Spacechain sidechain. The maximalists suggested that the inscriptions be done on layer 2.
Surge In NFT Insciptions On Ordinal Protocol
Data from Dune Analytics show that the number of NFTs linked to the Bitcoin blockchain spiked to three million earlier this week. The NFT inscriptions run on the Ordinals Protocol, which allows users to inscribe data to digital art in the Bitcoin blockchain. The 3 million surge was partly fueled by launching the Bitcoin Request for Comment (BRC-20) token standard, allowing users to issue transferable NTFs directly through the network.
Increase In Market Capitalization Of Meme Tokens
The introduction of BRC-20 led to a massive building of meme tokens and a digital artwork collection on the Bitcoin blockchain. The market capitalization of meme tokens increased to $137 million on May 2