The possibilities for development on the Bitcoin network are expanding — and the BRC-20 ecosystem’s rapidly growing market cap reflects the new opportunities.
While the ossification of Bitcoin’s codebase has brought stability and reliability, it’s made Bitcoin a little… well, boring. Where once the Bitcoin ecosystem formed a hub of innovation and a hive of activity, that momentum has shifted to second- and third-generation chains whose architecture is better suited to supporting multiple use cases and applications. At least that was the case until the emergence of Ordinals, a technology that has sparked a new wave of innovation on Bitcoin.
Throughout 2023, Bitcoin’s ecosystem developed rapidly. Emerging asset types, exemplified by Ordinals NFTs and BRC-20 tokens, have sparked widespread community enthusiasm, leading to a substantial increase in BTC miners’ earnings.
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