Bitcoin Blockchain Continues to See Growth in Ordinary Inscriptions and BRC20 Tokens – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Blockchain Continues to See Growth in Ordinary Inscriptions and BRC20 Tokens – Bitcoin News


As of Sunday, May 21, 2023, over 8.3 million Ordinal inscriptions have found their place on the Bitcoin blockchain, accompanied by a count of 24,677 BRC20 tokens. These new BRC20 tokens have also amassed a combined market capitalization of $483 million. Statistics show that over 1.3 million ordinary inscriptions have been issued in the last five days alone. Miners, benefiting from this inscription surge, have reaped rewards of 1,448.84 BTC.

Bitcoin’s ordinary inscriptions and BRC20 tokens continue to gain momentum

In just five days, News reported the presence of just over seven million Ordinal inscriptions. However, at the time of writing, an increase has occurred, bringing the total number to approximately 8,376,936 inscriptions. During this short period, 1.3 million additional inscriptions have been added, indicating an ongoing trend. Recent statistics from Dune Analytics, recorded on May 21, reveal that bitcoin miners have seized the opportunity that these inscriptions provide, earning 1,448.84 BTC. The total value of these registration-associated fees has reached approximately $39.14 million.

The Bitcoin Blockchain continues to see growth in mainstream inscriptions and BRC20 tokens
Number of ordinary inscriptions and fees paid to miners for inscriptions recorded by Dune Analytics.

Of the large number of inscriptions, approximately 90% consist of plain text, while a number of over 500,000 comprise JPEG and PNG files. Interestingly, almost 10,000 inscriptions contain video files, while a small fraction of applications and audio files add a multimedia dimension to the 8.3 million embossed inscriptions. These Ordinal Inscriptions have not only provided a means for creative expression, but have also paved the way for the creation of fungible tokens through the BRC20 standard.

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Statistics from Sunday 21 May 2023.

According to archived data from, as of May 21, there are currently 24,677 BRC20 tokens actively traded with real-world value. Moreover, these BRC20 tokens have accumulated an impressive total of 6,895,176 transactions on the blockchain network to date. The BRC20 market has witnessed an impressive increase, with all 24,677 BRC20 tokens amassing a value of $483.67 million. The token economy has also seen $207.48 million in 24-hour global trading volume.

Okx shows the best BRC20 tokens among the demand for the Bitcoin token

Among the top contenders in the BRC20 market today, we have tokens ordi, $B20, vmpx, piza and pepe, which capture the attention of BRC20 investors and traders. Of particular note is the leading position of ordis, which boasts the largest market capitalization with a value of $255 million on Sunday. Adding to the momentum, crypto exchange Okx has recently announced its support for both BRC20 tokens and Ordinal inscriptions in the Okx wallet. To further strengthen their commitment, the Okx exchange revealed that they would be listing the prominent BRC20 token ordis (ORDI).

The top six BRC20 tokens by market cap according to on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

The crypto exchange stated that it has an advantage over decentralized exchange (dex) marketplaces thanks to Okx’s market order book. “The BRC-20 tokens on Bitcoin present a unique challenge, and we are excited to be among the pioneers in providing users with a smooth trading, depositing and withdrawal experience,” Jason Lau, Okx’s chief innovation officer, said in a statement on 20 May In addition, Ordinal Inscriptions and BRC20s can be found on Ordinals Market, Ordswap, Ordinals Wallet, Open Ordex, Gamma and Magic Eden.

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What are your thoughts on the rise of Ordinal Inscriptions and BRC20 tokens on the Bitcoin blockchain? Share your insights and opinions in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the news editor at News and a financial technology journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open source and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 7,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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