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Elon Musk Criticizes NFTs, Yet Advocates for Bitcoin Ordinals

Elon Musk Criticizes NFTs, Yet Advocates for Bitcoin Ordinals

Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire and CEO of Tesla, recently made some interesting comments about nonfungible tokens (NFTs) during a podcast. While mocking NFTs, Musk inadvertently highlighted the case for Bitcoin Ordinals, also known as Bitcoin NFTs. He pointed out that NFTs are essentially just URLs to JPEGs and suggested that the JPEG should be encoded on the blockchain to ensure its preservation. This statement resonated with Bitcoin enthusiasts, who argued that Bitcoin Ordinals provide a more secure and decentralized solution for NFTs. They praised Musk’s comments for highlighting the potential of Bitcoin Ordinals and the inscriptions they offer on Bitcoin’s blockchain.

The creator of NFT projects DeGods and y00ts, Rohun “Frank” Vora, called Bitcoin Ordinals the most elegant solution to one of the most common criticisms of NFTs. Another developer known as “Leonidas” liked Musk’s comments so much that they inscribed a video of Musk onto Bitcoin’s blockchain using the Ordinals protocol. This further showcased the potential of Bitcoin Ordinals.

It’s worth noting that Musk’s comments don’t apply to all NFT projects on Ethereum. Some projects, like CryptoPunks, have already moved their NFTs on-chain to ensure their long-term survival. However, overall, Ethereum still dominates the NFT market, accounting for 84% of all trading volumes.

In summary:

– Elon Musk’s comments about NFTs inadvertently highlighted the potential of Bitcoin Ordinals.

– Bitcoin Ordinals offer a more secure and decentralized solution for NFTs by encoding them on Bitcoin’s blockchain.

– Developers and enthusiasts praised Musk’s comments for showcasing the benefits of Bitcoin Ordinals.

– Not all NFT projects on Ethereum require the same level of on-chain encoding as suggested by Musk.

– Ethereum still dominates the NFT market with 84% of all trading volumes.

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