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Join us in Miami 🌞
Ready to talk Bitcoin NFTs, party on the beach, and meet your favorite internet friends? Join us at the first ever Ordinals Conference on May 18th, 2023 in Miami Beach! As the presenting sponsor, Gamma is offering a discount code for $50 off your ticket (early bird tix are currently on sale) with this code: ORDS23GAMMA.
Your ticket will grant you access to a full day of content featuring:
All your favorite people in the space (including Gamma founder Jamil, the founders of the Ordinals project, and even a few wizards 🪄)
Networking opportunities with other founders, builders, artists, investors, etc.
A hackathon for those with all experience levels to build something cool with Ordinals and win cash prizes
Fun experiences, including a Continental Breakfast, Happy Hour, and Official After Party
Resources & education ✏️
New to Ordinals? We’ve got you covered.
Although there are some important differences between NFTs and Ordinals, a rough way of defining Ordinals could be to say they are Bitcoin NFTs that you can mint directly on the Bitcoin blockchain. Let's take a closer look.
Each Bitcoin is broken into 100,000,000 units called satoshis (or sats). Each sat is serially numbered, starting at 0. These numbers are "ordinal numbers" in the mathematical sense, giving an order to each sat in the total supply. Satoshi scarcity is cut in half every four years (halving every 210,000 blocks).
With the new Ordinals protocol, people who operate nodes in the Bitcoin network can inscribe each sat with data, creating an Ordinal. The data inscribed on the satoshi can include smart contracts, enabling NFTs. On Gamma, we’ve made it easy to create Ordinal inscriptions without having to run a node or write any code. Check out our Ordinals tool on Gamma now or keep reading to learn more!
Featured NFTs & artists 🎨
With all the new creators and collectors joining the Bitcoin NFT community lately, we can barely keep up with the amazing art being listed on Gamma. Here are a few of the projects we’re featuring on the newsletter this week:
Editions Mint: Psychedelic Night Out by Arno Carstens
Psychedelic Night Out is Arno Carsten's 6th artwork in the 10 piece Digitized Collection. It is also his first Editions release, made up of 25 1/1 hand finished prints. "With each altercated frame, I’ve tried to capture the bridge between controlled madness and euphoric spiritual surrender” says Carstens.
Check out the full moving picture on Gamma now, minting for 100 STX each.
Auction: Obstacles by prakashghai.btc
This minimalist photograph of a wall fence made of broken glass to prevent people from climbing in or jumping across was captured at Central park, Jaipur in 2013.
Finally, a big shoutout to ARTIFACTS of XXIIIII, a recently sold-out inscription collection. To create your own inscription collection, head to Gamma to get started.
Featured sale: Singularity by Tyler Foust
Congratulations to resident artist Tyler Foust for this auction sale to superhiro.btc! Tyler Foust creates art using one non-intersecting line. This piece depicts the moment AI exceeds beyond human control and rapidly transforms society.
Thanks for tuning in! We’ll see you next week.