Bitcoin has been added to the latest edition of the Guinness World Records as “the first decentralized cryptocurrency.”

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Fast facts

  • The series of additions is the first time that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been recognized by the Guinness World Records. 
  • The archival reference list has been documenting world records of human achievements and natural events for the past 67 years, with the first edition of the book appearing in 1955.
  • Despite the recognition, Bitcoin lost 1.6% of its value within the last 24 hours, trading at US$19,227 at 6:00 pm in Hong Kong, according to CoinGecko.

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