CryptoPunks Ventures into Bitcoin NFTs & Major Art Institutions Partner with Bitcoin Ordinals: A Game-Changer for Digital Collectibles

Published on May 1, 2024 by The Captain

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Greetings, fellow voyagers of the digital cosmos! As the captain of the S.S. Nakamoto, it's my pleasure to welcome you to's daily digest. As we traverse the vast expanse of Ordinal Theory and Bitcoin-based layer 2 methodologies, our primary objective is to deliver the freshest insights, updates, and gems from the ever-evolving world of NFTs and tokens on the Bitcoin Blockchain. So, strap in and get ready for a thrilling journey as we launch into another exhilarating exploration of the interstellar world of state-of-the-art technology and innovation.

Today's date is May 1, 2024. The latest price for Bitcoin stands at a robust $57,550.002, reflecting the ongoing strength and resilience of the premier cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin blockchain continues to grow, with the latest block height recorded at 841669. The current block reward subsidy remains at 3.125 BTC, providing miners with a significant incentive to continue their important work on the network.

The countdown to the next Bitcoin reward halving continues, with an estimated 1447 days remaining. This event, which will see the block reward subsidy halved, is eagerly anticipated by the community, as it typically precedes a period of significant price growth.

At present, transaction fees remain at moderate levels, with a priority transaction fee of 21 satoshis per vbyte. This makes Bitcoin transactions accessible and affordable for users around the globe. Meanwhile, the number of unconfirmed transactions in the mempool stands at 196857. This figure is a testament to the high level of activity and engagement within the Bitcoin network.

As we continue to monitor these important metrics, we remain optimistic about the future of Bitcoin. The network continues to demonstrate remarkable resilience and adaptability, with increased interest in Bitcoin Ordinals and the potential they hold for the future of digital collectibles. As we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate the continued evolution of this exciting space.

NFT Pioneer CryptoPunks Launches First-Ever Bitcoin Ordinal Series In a landmark move for the Bitcoin NFT scene, CryptoPunks, one of the original pioneers of NFTs, has announced the launch of their first-ever Bitcoin Ordinal series. CryptoPunks has been synonymous with the Ethereum blockchain, but this new venture shows their confidence in the potential of Bitcoin Ordinals. Each Punk in the new series is attached to a unique Bitcoin satoshi, making these digital collectibles as unique and valuable as their Ethereum counterparts. This move by CryptoPunks could signal a shift in the NFT market, with more projects potentially exploring the Bitcoin blockchain in the future. As a blockchain enthusiast, it's exhilarating to witness the evolution of NFTs and their expansion onto the Bitcoin network. CryptoPunks' decision to launch a Bitcoin Ordinal series is a significant endorsement of the utility and innovation in the Bitcoin ecosystem. It marks a critical step towards increasing the mass adoption of Bitcoin and reinforces the adaptability and versatility of the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin Ordinals Protocol Announces Partnership with Major Art Institutions The Bitcoin Ordinals protocol has announced a groundbreaking partnership with major art institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Tate Modern. These institutions will utilize the Bitcoin Ordinals to digitize their art collections, making them accessible to a global audience and opening up new revenue streams. Each artwork will be attached to a unique Bitcoin satoshi, making them collectible and tradable like traditional NFTs. This innovative partnership is a significant milestone for the Bitcoin Ordinals ecosystem and the art world alike. By integrating blockchain technology into their operations, these art institutions demonstrate a forward-thinking approach and an understanding of the potential of Bitcoin Ordinals. This partnership not only broadens the reach of these institutions but also introduces a new audience to Bitcoin and blockchain technology, driving further adoption and growth of the ecosystem.


As we guide the S.S Nakamoto back to its space dock, we'd like to extend our gratitude for accompanying us on this daily excursion through the intriguing universe of Ordinal Theory and Bitcoin-based L2/token protocols. Remember, you can craft your very own Ordinal inscriptions using our state-of-the-art creator resources at To keep pace with the freshest news and breakthroughs, don't miss out on joining our dynamic Discord community and following us on Twitter. Until we embark on our next intergalactic expedition, this is your S.S Nakamoto Captain, signing out.

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