Bitcoin enters the Guinness Book of World Records
Bitcoin officially entered the new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. For example, it was recognized as the first decentralised crypto, the oldest cryptocurrency and the most valuable cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin was launched on January 3, 2009. At that time, its cost was about one dollar per Bitcoin. The highest price was noted on March 24, 2022, when its price reached $42.9 thousand, and the market cap was $816 billion.
The Book also lists a number of other records related to Bitcoin. For example, Bitcoin is mentioned in such records as the first confiscated cryptocurrency, the first crypto transaction, the largest crypto theft, the largest crypto win and the largest crypto fraud.
In addition, records related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were added to the Guinness Book of World Records, including the first Quantum token, which appeared in 2014, and the most expensive NFT CRYPTOPUNK #5822, which was sold for $23 million.
Fan tokens were also included in the list. Manchester City fan token, released in the summer of 2021, was recognized as the most expensive fan token.
El Salvador joined the Guinness Book of World Records as the first country to legalise Bitcoin as a means of payment. On September 7, 2021, according to the previously announced plan, the authorities of El Salvador recognized Bitcoin as a legal tender. Many companies and shops have also started accepting Bitcoin payments. Google, McDonald’s and even Venezuelan International Airport are among them.
Ethereum was also noted in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it did not set a record. It is mentioned in the entry about Terra Nullius, the first art token issued on the Ethereum blockchain.
The representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records noted that in each edition they try to catch the spirit of the times and cover topics that will be interesting to readers.