Frequently Asked Questions

What are Ordinal Inscriptions?

Inscriptions inscribe sats with arbitrary content, creating bitcoin-native digital artifacts, more commonly known as NFTs. Inscriptions do not require a sidechain or separate token.

These inscribed sats can then be transferred using bitcoin transactions, sent to bitcoin addresses, and held in bitcoin UTXOs. These transactions, addresses, and UTXOs are normal bitcoin transactions, addresses, and UTXOS in all respects, with the exception that in order to send individual sats, transactions must control the order and value of inputs and outputs according to ordinal theory.

Which platform can I use to mint NATs and Elements?

Any inscription service that allows for text input will work. We recommend Unisat.

Why should I inscribe a .element inscription?

Because they are ownable assets that ecosystem founders will be pointing to when generating their own NATs. Also, the act of discovering a pattern and inscribing an element inscription allows you to name that pattern.

How many Elements can be discovered?

Potentially infinite, it is undetermined how many can and will exist.

How many times can the same pattern be registered as an element?

A pattern sequence can only be associated with a field one time. The first to inscribe the pattern, no matter how many names are given to that pattern will be regarded as the registered element.

What are Non Arbitrary Tokens (NATs)?

Tokens that have non-arbitrary parameters that are sourced from the reference data of a registered element.

Why should I base my project on NATs?

It introduces a new variable to token economic design where arbitrary decisions on token supply have less relevance. Plus they have never been done before so it will take you down an unexplored path no other founder in crypto has taken.

How and where can I see my NAT Token balances?

Coming soon indexer and platform support for NAT token holders will be provided by mscribe.io and Trac.

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