Bitcoin has been added to the latest edition of the Guinness World Records as “the first decentralized cryptocurrency.”
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- Bitcoin also received additional entries to the annual list, now a record holder for the “oldest cryptocurrency,” the “most valuable cryptocurrency” and the “first blockchain.”
- The book’s latest edition includes numerous other blockchain-related records, like Kevin McCow’s Quantum as the “first NFT,” and Cryptopunk #5822 as the “most expensive NFT collectible.”
- 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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