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The 2023 edition of the Guinness World Records has launched, featuring Bitcoin and other crypto-related achievements over the past years.
Going by the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, it appears that the crypto industry may finally be gaining the mainstream recognition that it thoroughly deserves. The 2023 edition of the Guinness book was launched in September, featuring Bitcoin, CryptoPunks, El Salvador, and others in a special category called “Cryptomania.”
Usually, when a subject debuts in the Book of World Records, it is a result of the subject being mentioned repeatedly in public discussions over a long period. And now that crypto is being featured, it is safe to say that the adoption of blockchain and digital assets has grown significantly over the years.
Bitcoin Named the Most Valuable Cryptocurrency by the Guinness Book
This certainly does not come as a surprise. As of March, Bitcoin boasted a market capitalization of over $816 billion, which was way ahead of its peers. The book of records also named Bitcoin as the world’s first-ever decentralized crypto following its launch back in 2009.
According to an online description by the Guinness World Records, the foundation recognizes Bitcoin’s success in achieving true decentralization. This was after many attempts that came before its launch. The description reads:
“Bitcoin was developed as a solution to the challenge of regulating a digital currency without any centralized organization, or ‘trusted third-party to oversee transactions.”
The yearly publication also recognized other achievements across the crypto industry. One such is that of the NFT project CryptoPunks which was named the most expensive NFT collectible. The record comes as a result of the whopping $23.7 million amount a single CryptoPunk #5822 sold for.
El Salvador was also noted for being the first country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender. While in the fan token section, Manchester City’s token is said to be the most valuable of the lot. The token was launched via Socios in 2021 and had a market cap of $47.1 million by March 24, 2022.
Interestingly, other crypto achievements also saw a feature in the latest edition. However, the publication has also promised to continue watching the industry with keen interest over the next years.