Bitcoin and NFT enter the Guinness Book of World Records

Cryptocurrencies make a remarkable entry into the Guinness Book of Records. The bible of records evokes the essential Bitcoin and the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFT).

The Guinness Book of Records, the bible of world records, has just added a category exclusively dedicated to cryptocurrencies to its 2023 edition, “Cryptomania”. This is the very first mention of crypto-assets in the book, the latest edition of which has been available for sale since September.

Unsurprisingly, the book discusses the case of Bitcoin, which is presented as “ the first decentralized cryptocurrency ». The Guinness Book of World Records briefly discusses the creation of the digital currency, the publication of the white paper by creator Satoshi Nakamoto, the blockchain and how Proof of work works.

The book focuses on 17 milestones in the history of bitcoinsuch as the network’s first transaction (January 12, 2009), the first purchase in BTC (May 22, 2010) or the launch of the first exchange platform, namely BitcoinMarket (March 2010). The adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador, a country in Central America, (September 2021), is also listed:

“Giving bitcoin legal tender means that bitcoin can be used in El Salvador to pay for goods and services as well as for state functions such as paying taxes.”

The Guinness Book of Records also points out that Bitcoin is still the most valuable cryptocurrency on the market. At the time of this writing, the valuation of the digital currency exceeds $350 billion, far ahead of Ethereum (over $150 billion).

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NFT records added to Guinness Book

Note also the appearance of the non-fungible tokens (NFT). The 2023 edition includes information on the appearance of the first NFT in May 2014. As the Guinness Book of Records reminds us, the first token non-fungible was launched on the blockchain bitcoin thanks to software called NameCoin. Designed by American digital artist Kevin McCoy, the first NFT was a short looping animation » called Quantum. The first NFT on Ethereum then appeared in 2015.

The book also lists the most important NFT sales in the industry. Thereby, the most expensive collectible NFT of history is Cryptopunk #5822. Last February, it was sold for 8,000 Ethereum (worth $23.7 million at the time). The Guinness Book also dedicates a page to the most expensive piece of digital art sold as an NFT. This is the work Everydays: the First 5000 days by American artist Beeple. She was sold for $69.3 million early last year.

Finally, the book relates the story of the first tweet in history sold as an NFT by Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter. Purchased for the sum of $2.9 million in March 2021, it is now only worth… 29 dollars.

Few days ago, NFTs have also made a notable entry in the dictionary Little Robertsign of the popularization of the acronym.

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Bitcoin and NFT enter the Guinness Book of World Records

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