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Paris, France, April 22, 2024, Massive Media: The Quran on Bitcoin project represents the next step in digital accessibility and immutable preservation of the Quran by inscribing all Quranic text onto Bitcoin using Ordinals. Ordinals is a relatively new technology that allows arbitrary data to be inscribed on Bitcoin, and has gained immense popularity in the past year.

Inscriptions are special Bitcoin transactions designed to record data on Bitcoin blocks. These transactions involve sending digital data, such as text or images, along with a fee for storage and network costs to Bitcoin. Once accepted by the network, the data is permanently recorded on Bitcoin and can be transferred by the owner of the transaction. These properties of inscriptions have enabled the creation of digital collectibles on Bitcoin, which have become a multi-billion dollar asset class. Inscriptions of images, songs, or even games are bought and sold on secondary markets.

On 14 April 2024, at block height 839199, the Quran was successfully inscribed onto the decentralized network. To ensure that the Quran is displayed correctly, a specific font designed by the King Fahd Glorious Qur’an Printing Complex for computer-based viewing of the Quran, was also inscribed onto Bitcoin.

The digital availability of the Quran began in the 1990s, and by the early 2000s, it was accessible on the web. However, ensuring accuracy was challenging due to the lack of verification processes, encoding constraints, and typography not optimized for Arabic script. Fortunately, collective efforts to verify authenticity, establish encoding standards, and refine Arabic typography have now made it possible to access an authentic digital Quran.

Quran on Bitcoin has resulted in a complete, unchangeable, Unicode-compliant digital Quran text, accessible to anyone on the most enduring network of our era. Additionally, the project carries a collectible status as it is the first of its kind. Quran on Bitcoin can be viewed through public ordinals services like ordinals.com: https://ordinals.com/content/22d0b5a99d4dc514866cd1d54b641e4bc71888c750e14d9d25bfc67e6db3249fi0

Inscription details: https://ordiscan.com/inscription/69197604

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