Despite the cryptocurrency’s recent price drop and signs that the hype surrounding Bitcoin NFTs has “died,” ordinal inscriptions have continued to dominate activity on the Bitcoin network over the past week.

On Aug. 21, Ordinals developer “Leonidas” noted that Bitcoin had seen 530,788 transactions in the past 24 hours, of which 450,785 were related to Ordinals.

“At a time when everyone is saying ‘serial numbers are dead,’ they actually account for 84.9% of Bitcoin activity,” he said.

Data from Dune Analytics backs up this trend Report On August 20th, there were over 400,000 ordered inscriptions, while Bitinfocharts reported a daily Bitcoin transaction volume of around 556,000.

This means that more than three-quarters of current web activity is associated with the August 20th ordinal.

Industry researcher Eric Wall added that he observed that 54% of transactions on the Bitcoin network this week were ordinal transactions.

According to Dune, Ordinal inscriptions totaled 25.5 million and generated $53.4 million in fees on the Bitcoin network.

Currently, Inscription is mainly minting BRC-20 tokens, with 1.9 million minted last week.

Inscription of the Week by Type – Dune Analysis

The recent observations paint a different picture than an Aug. 17 DappRadar report, which claimed that usage and sales of Ordinals NFTs have plummeted since their peak in May, prompting some cryptocurrency watchers to declare that the hype has “quieted.” “.

However, the report tracks sales and transaction volumes of minted NFTs on the Bitcoin network, rather than actual registration activity, which still appears to be high.

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Bitcoin ordinals are non-fungible asset artifacts that allow data to be written on Satoshi (the smallest part of Bitcoin).

The protocol was launched in January, and the following months saw a rise in Inscription hype, with thousands of Inscriptions being minted on the Bitcoin network, causing congestion and transaction fees to spike, peaking in April and May.

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