Unlocking the Power of Ordinals Token Gating

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Written by Wilson Bright
Apr 15, 2024 · 5 mins read

In today's digital landscape, decentralization, and tokenization are reshaping audience feedback strategies. With Web 3.0 technologies like blockchain and digital tokens, businesses can utilize token gating for Ordinals, unlocking targeted insights from specific audience segments, storing digital assets on the Bitcoin chain via Inscription, and revolutionizing feedback collection.

The emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has revolutionized digital assets, establishing a decentralized medium of exchange that fosters trust and enables peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries and ensures transparency, immutability, and censorship resistance, making it an ideal candidate for powering decentralized ecosystems.

Understanding The Need for Ordinals Token Gating

Ordinals, in the context of token gating, represent a unique category of digital assets that possess distinctive qualities and functionalities within a decentralized ecosystem. Unlike fungible tokens, which are interchangeable and uniform, ordinals embody a more specialized role, often tied to particular privileges, functionalities, or membership tiers within a network or platform.

Token gating for ordinals empowers businesses to tailor their feedback collection processes by restricting access to surveys, forms, or other interactive mechanisms based on the possession of specific ordinal tokens. For example, if you have an Ordinals collection and you want to collect feedback only from your Ordinals holder, you can implement token gating to ensure that only those who hold the designated Ordinals token can participate in providing feedback.

By leveraging this approach, organizations can ensure that feedback is sourced from individuals who hold a designated ordinal token, thereby targeting stakeholders with relevant insights and perspectives.

Diving into Inscription

Inscription refers to the process of recording or embedding data onto a blockchain, such as the Bitcoin blockchain. In the context of feedback collection and token gating, Inscription plays a crucial role in storing information related to ordinal tokens, user interactions, and feedback submissions securely on the blockchain. By leveraging blockchain technology, Inscription ensures transparency, immutability, and censorship resistance, thereby enhancing the integrity and trustworthiness of feedback collection processes. Additionally, Inscription enables seamless integration with token gating mechanisms, allowing businesses to verify token ownership and enforce access controls effectively.

BRC20: Bitcoin's Token Standard for Digital Assets

Before delving deeper into the mechanics of token gating and Inscription, it's crucial to understand the underlying infrastructure. BRC20 stands for "Bitcoin Request for Comment 20," which is a technical standard used for creating and implementing digital tokens on the Bitcoin blockchain. Similar to Ethereum's ERC20 standard, BRC20 tokens adhere to specific rules and protocols, enabling seamless interoperability and functionality within the Bitcoin ecosystem. These tokens play a vital role in facilitating various functionalities, including token gating, governance mechanisms, and asset representation within decentralized networks.

BRC20: Bitcoin's Unique Tokenization Approach

Unlike Ethereum, which pioneered smart contracts and token standards like ERC20, Bitcoin initially lacked native support for complex smart contract functionality. However, innovations such as BRC20 have introduced capabilities for token creation and management directly on the Bitcoin blockchain. BRC20 tokens leverage Bitcoin's robust security and established network infrastructure while providing flexibility for developers to create diverse digital assets and decentralized applications (DApps). Additionally, BRC20 tokens benefit from Bitcoin's widespread adoption and liquidity, offering a compelling proposition for projects seeking to tap into the Bitcoin ecosystem for tokenization and decentralized finance (DeFi) initiatives.

Looking ahead, the integration of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into feedback collection systems holds immense promise. Furthermore, upcoming projects exploring the intersection of Bitcoin and decentralized feedback mechanisms are poised to deliver innovative solutions that enhance the quality and relevance of collected insights.

By harnessing the power of Bitcoin alongside Ordinals token gating, businesses can tap into a rich ecosystem of engaged stakeholders, driving meaningful interactions and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

How to use token gating for Ordinals in BlockSurvey?

Network selection: Choose the Bitcoin network to start with. Under the Gating tab add a gating and select Ordinals from the Gate by dropdown.

Select token for gating: Choose the token you wish to use for gating. We've included tokens from some of the most active projects to get started real quick.

Adding Custom Tokens: If you have a project that is not listed, use the 'Other' option: Token Name, Inscription ID, Minimum Holdings value. This ensures your form or survey is gated based on your token.

Once set up, Publish it: Once everything is set, publish it and share the URL of the form or survey from the 'Share' screen.

Submission of response: When respondents answer the form or survey, they can sign in using Leather, Xverse, UniSat, or OKX wallet. Upon signing a message, no transactions are made on the chain. We use the network API using the wallet to check for holdings. If holdings are met, we let the user submit, or else users cannot submit.

Benefits and Use Cases of Ordinal Token Gating

Token gating for ordinals offers a range of benefits and use cases across various industries and applications

  • Token-gated Community Engagement: Engage and solicit feedback from members or stakeholders holding specific ordinal tokens, ensuring alignment with their respective privileges or roles within your community or platform.
  • Token-gated Exclusive Content or Offers: Provide access to exclusive content, promotions, or offers based on the possession of designated ordinal tokens, incentivizing participation and fostering loyalty among your audience.
  • Feedback Collection: Segment your audience into tiers or cohorts based on their ordinal token holdings, enabling customized feedback collection strategies tailored to the unique interests and preferences of each group.
  • Governance and Participation: Facilitate governance processes, voting mechanisms, or decision-making structures within decentralized ecosystems by token-gating participation and contributions based on ordinal token ownership.

Explore Tailored Feedback Solutions: Ordinals in Focus

Exploring token gating but interested in Ordinals-focused forms and surveys? BlockSurvey offers customizable templates, including whitelist management and end-to-end encrypted data collection, providing tailored solutions for your requirements. Check out the templates

Use Cases

  • Asset Waitlist Registration:  Streamline registrations for events, releases, or launches while safeguarding data with end-to-end encryption.
  • Awareness Survey: Gain valuable insights into audience perceptions and preferences, securely collecting data for informed decisions.
  • Feedback Form:  Empower your audience to share their thoughts, suggestions, and opinions easily. Collect structured feedback to refine products, services, and experiences for enhanced satisfaction.
  • Whitelist Registration:  Manage access effectively for token sales or exclusive events, with encrypted data collection to maintain privacy and security.

Discover these secure solutions today for your engagement and feedback collection needs!


As businesses navigate the complexities of the digital landscape, the strategic utilization of ordinal token gating emerges as a potent tool for enhancing audience engagement, refining feedback collection, and driving meaningful interactions within decentralized ecosystems. By embracing this innovative approach, organizations can unlock new avenues for insights, collaboration, and value creation in the era of Web 3.0.

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Wilson Bright

Wilson Bright is the co-founder of BlockSurvey. He is an avid crypto enthusiast, and his vision is to make BlockSurvey a go-to infrastructure for data collection with a focus on privacy and security.