A code bug in the Bitcoin Ordinals protocol has hindered the validation of over 1,200 inscriptions, prompting the community to discuss potential solutions. While the community agrees that the inscription requests should be included, there is debate over whether they should be added retroactively or not. One solution involves selecting a block height to retroactively index the “orphan” inscriptions, while the other solution is to not change the validated inscription numbers and instead add the orphan inscriptions at a later date.
A Twitter poll created by a prominent member of the community shows that currently, 67.5% of voters are in favor of not changing the inscription numbers. Ordinals are digital artifacts on the Bitcoin network, similar to nonfungible tokens, and daily new inscriptions hit a record of over 76,300 on April 4.