If the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is to be believed, it seems that the crypto-currency industry is finally getting the mainstream recognition it deserves. The 2023 edition of the Guinness book was launched in September and features bitcoin, CryptoPunks, El Salvador and others in a special category called “Cryptomania”.
Usually, when a topic makes its debut in the world record book, it’s the result of its repeated mention in public discussions over a long period of time. And now that crypto is in the spotlight, it’s safe to say that the adoption of blockchain and digital assets has grown significantly over the years.
Bitcoin named most valuable crypto currency by Guinness Book
This is certainly no surprise. In March, bitcoin could boast a market capitalization of over $816 billion, putting it far ahead of its peers. The record book also named bitcoin the world’s first-ever decentralized crypto, after its launch in 2009.
According to an online description from Guinness World Records, the foundation recognizes Bitcoin’s success in achieving true decentralization. And this is after many attempts that preceded its launch. The description reads as follows:
“Bitcoin was developed as a solution to the challenge of regulating a digital currency without a centralized organization or “trusted third party” to oversee transactions.”
The annual publication also recognized other achievements across the crypto industry. One of them is the NFT CryptoPunks project, which was named the most expensive NFT collectible. This record is due to the impressive amount of $23.7 million for which a single CryptoPunk #5822 was sold.
El Salvador is also the first country to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender. In the fan token section, the Manchester City token is considered the most valuable of the lot. The token was launched via Socios in 2021 and had a market capitalization of $47.1 million as of March 24, 2022.
Interestingly, other crypto-currency achievements were also featured in the latest edition. However, the publication also promised to continue watching the sector with keen interest in the coming years.