Tap Into The Bitmap: A Parcel of Knowledge, Right Under Your Fingers!

Maria Irene

So, what’s all this buzz around the .bitmap parcel standard, you ask? Well, let’s break it down.

Bitmaper @themattyverse recently offered an illuminating explanation about how to inscribe and manage your very own .bitmap districts. The guidance involves websites like bitmap.land or services such as https://mscribe.io, which allow you to search and manage the blocks you own.

Inscribing a parcel can be as easy as selecting a block you own, say 1984.bitmap for example. Every block is divided into multiple parcels. To inscribe a parcel, you choose one from your block, and voila! The block is confirmed on the blockchain and it turns blue – or, in bitmap lingo, it becomes ‘inscribed(untapped)’.

But wait, there’s another step. You’ve got to ‘TAP’ your parcels. ‘Tapping’ might sound like something you’d do on your smartphone, but in the world of .bitmap, it means sending the district to yourself using a blockchain wallet like Unitsat. This intriguing verification step helps Trac index the parcels and prevents any potential theft of your precious digital real estate. Once you tap, your inscriptions are validated, and your parcels glow purple on bitmap.land, showing as ‘inscribed(tapped)’.

According to @themattyverse, this process ensures your ownership of the inscribed and tapped parcels, even if you sell your .bitmap. However, if you have any untapped inscriptions in your wallet and you sell your .bitmap, those untapped inscriptions will remain invalid, potentially allowing the new owner to inscribe and tap them.

Many of Mattyverse’s followers expressed their gratitude for this clear explanation and even provided some additional insights. The debate is still ongoing about whether you can send a district to yourself if both the parcel and the district are in the same wallet. For now, Mattyverse suggests either sending them both to a unisat wallet and then sending them to yourself again or waiting until other wallets support sending to yourself. But they reassure that the threat of parcel theft is low as would-be thieves would need access to your .bitmap in their wallet.

And if you’re wondering if you need to tap your .bitmap if you never inscribe any parcels on it, Mattyverse has a straightforward answer: “No need to tap. All tapping does is validate and index the parcel in the block you’ve inscribed.”

Just to ensure there’s no confusion surrounding this aspect, let’s get one thing crystal clear: ownership of a block is a prerequisite to validate an inscription, or in simpler terms, you can only inscribe parcels from blocks that you own. According to @themattyverse, “Tapping involves sending the .bitmap district to yourself and you can’t do that unless you own it.” Therefore, if you don’t own the block, you don’t have the necessary access to tap and validate an inscription. Ownership is key in this digital realm!

So, with this parcel of knowledge under your belt, are you ready to dive into the world of .bitmap and start inscribing and tapping?

Remember: With great power comes great responsibility. So, tap wisely, folks!

Special thanks to @themattyverse on Twitter for providing the insights used in this article

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Maria Irene
Maria Irenehttp://ledgerlife.io/
Maria Irene is a multi-faceted journalist with a focus on various domains including Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Real Estate, Energy, and Macroeconomics. With over a year of experience, she has produced an array of video content, news stories, and in-depth analyses. Her journalistic endeavours also involve a detailed exploration of the Australia-India partnership, pinpointing avenues for mutual collaboration. In addition to her work in journalism, Maria crafts easily digestible financial content for a specialised platform, demystifying complex economic theories for the layperson. She holds a strong belief that journalism should go beyond mere reporting; it should instigate meaningful discussions and effect change by spotlighting vital global issues. Committed to enriching public discourse, Maria aims to keep her audience not just well-informed, but also actively engaged across various platforms, encouraging them to partake in crucial global conversations.

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