Satoshi would be proud

Another Bitcoin doubleheader


from dust to dust

and in between

a few dank memes


Memory Blocks by dailofrog

Links for the Top 25 drops are HERE.

Satoshi would be proud

Praise be, for today we’re graced with a Bitcoin Double Header, starting with…

Remnants of a Distant Supernova by Nullish 

  • Mint date: Jan 28 

  • Price: free claim with token burn

  • Supply: 1,111

There aren’t many Ordinals creators with a larger cult following than Nullish

And it’s not hard to see why. He’s been incredibly busy on Bitcoin over the last 12 months, inscribing 6 projects along the way and collabing with other memecults such as OMB

All while somehow still being active on other chains as well. 

But now he’s taking it to the next level by swearing his allegiance at the altar of Satoshi and committing to Bitcoin exclusively going forward. 

He announced this yesterday, along with news of his upcoming Remnants collection of 1,111 inscriptions meant to commemorate the event. It’s a lore-building moment for anyone who has bought into his world, and it comes with the usual onchain elegance and focus on rare sats that he’s known for. 

It’s also a way for him to consolidate. This series is being delivered via a burn-and-claim mechanic where holders of his Ethereum collection Distortion can burn one NFT for a free Remnant on Bitcoin. 

In other words, he’s boarding the last ship to the New World and giving all his collectors a chance to join. 

Added to Top 25

OBSIDIAN by Billy Restey 

  • Mint date: TBD

  • Price: TBD

  • Supply: 100 

Let me give you a behind-the-scenes look at my process when browsing new Ordinal collections. 

First, start with a shortlist of technical keywords:

  • rare sats

  • recursion

  • cursed inscriptions

  • parent-child 

  • reinscription

  • teleburn

Then, go through the description of a new drop and look for those keywords. 

And once you find them…cross those words out. 

Just throw them away and forget they were ever there. 

And then ask yourself…what’s left? 

Here’s an example: 

This tweet by Billy Restey describing his upcoming OBSIDIAN drop might make sense to the few hundred people deep inside the Ordinals micro-bubble.

But to everyone else, it just looks like technical gibberish obfuscating the actual reasons why an artist is making something and why you should give a shit. Like, how does any of this affect the way someone experiences the collection, if at all? 

On the other hand, perhaps the point is that this isn’t intended for a broader audience. Maybe it’s simply a tech demonstration showing what’s possible on Bitcoin. Maybe it’s art for builders or other fanatics who obsess over the arcane minutia of Ordinals development. IYKYK, etc. 

Anyway, the answer to “what’s left?” is actually an interesting visual artwork, but people seem to be more focused on what’s happening under the hood. 

NOTE: These drops are lightly curated. Our only requirement is that they have recognizable founders. As usual, DYOR. To learn more go here.

feel good spins for feel bad times by Deborah Kass

Traditional pop artist Deborah Kass makes her NFT debut on ARSNL with the casino-themed feel good spins for feel bad times.

Appeasing the gamblers among us (surely a small population in crypto), its minting experience has you purchase “Kass-ino Coins” that you can use to spin the artwork-generating slot machine (2 spins per coin).

Out of this machine come 777 colorful text-based triptychs, which make up the show’s main art piece, plus some possible art-based special prizes for lucky winners.

One for most of the crypto space, given the average participant’s gambling habit.

Balance by Kelly Milligan & Amber Vittoria

Amber Vittoria’s recognizable color patterns meet Kelly Milligan’s interactive digital canvases in Balance, an Art Blocks Presents drop.

The pieces showcase sets of colorful blocks messily arranged, as if out of an alternate Tetris universe, which you can interact with using your cursor. The interactions change both the color and placement of the blocks, which then fall into a new arrangement (or balance).

It’s a cool collaboration that flexes both artist’s strengths, with the interactive code reminiscent of Milligan’s sold out Scatter Process[or] from last September.


These year-old mech-infused inscriptions inspired by a hyper-niche 1993 Sega Genesis game could soon be minting on a Bitcoin node near you.

Titled Maxibots, the collection was created around the 40k to 45k inscription range by Brooklyn-based designer Chad Pugh last February, although it’s unclear why the mint rollout was delayed until now.

While it’s formally an art-only project (with each piece custom-made by Pugh), at one point there were also plans to develop it into a more intricate ETH-based game, so we’ll have to wait and see if that comes to fruition.

One for the pixel-art-loving elderly millennials.


Giancarlo Chaux@GiancarloChaux

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