Monero community lashes out against ‘Mordinals’ amid privacy concerns

Monero community lashes out against ‘Mordinals’ amid privacy concerns

It’s always been possible to store arbitrary data alongside blockchain transactions, but NFTs on Monero introduce a slew of new concerns.

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Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are finally on the most infamous privacy-focused blockchain, but not everyone is happy about it. Mordinals, or Monero Ordinals, are similar to Bitcoin Ordinals in that they allow anyone to inscribe data alongside transactions stored on the Monero blockchain.

From reduced privacy on the network to storing illegal content on an undeletable database, the Monero community is throwing around many concerns — but is there really anything to worry about?

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What are Mordinals?

In January, Casey Rodarmor launched the Bitcoin Ordinals protocol, allowing anyone to inscribe arbitrary data alongside Bitcoin transactions. This enables users to attach

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