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Understanding Labels on Digital Artifacts: Magic Eden Bitcoin
Understanding Labels on Digital Artifacts: Magic Eden Bitcoin

Exploring the intricacies of metadata and inscriptions on Ordinals

Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Magic Eden Bitcoin's Help Center! In this article, we'll delve into the world of the labels attached to digital artifacts when using Magic Eden Bitcoin. Understanding these labels will help you better navigate and appreciate the unique aspects of each digital collectible.

Let's explore the three key labels you might encounter: On-Chain, Offchain Image Shown, and Recursive.


The label "On-Chain" signifies that the metadata associated with the digital artifact is entirely stored on the blockchain and is immutable. The blockchain acts as a distributed ledger, ensuring transparency and security by preventing any modifications to the information once it has been recorded. As a result, the authenticity and provenance of the digital collectible can be verified, as its data cannot be altered or tampered with.

Offchain Image Shown

When you encounter the "Offchain Image Shown" label on a digital artifact, it means that Magic Eden is displaying a high-resolution image provided by the creator. However, it's important to note that this image might have a lower resolution when stored on the blockchain due to limitations in storage capacity. Despite this discrepancy, the original high-resolution image is accessible off-chain, allowing you to fully appreciate the details of the digital collectible.


The "Recursive" label refers to inscriptions that are generated by combining one or more "submodule" inscriptions. This process creates complex and layered digital artifacts with unique designs. The best part is that Recursive inscriptions can also be stored on-chain, ensuring that the details and composition remain intact and unchangeable, just like other On-Chain artifacts.

Understanding the labels on digital artifacts in Magic Eden Bitcoin is essential for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The distinction between On-Chain and Offchain Image Shown ensures transparency and provides insights into the authenticity of the collectibles. Meanwhile, Recursive inscriptions add a fascinating dimension to the digital art, allowing for complex and layered creations.

Happy collecting! Should you have any further queries or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.

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