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uinness World Records has classified Bitcoin and a number of blockchain events as "Cryptomania" in the current update of its record book.

The inclusion of cryptocurrency in a mainstream staple like Guinness World Records implies that blockchain and digital assets have been among the most widely discussed topics in recent years.

The 2023 edition, which was released last month, included a number of notable achievements, including Bitcoin, crypto adoption, fan tokens, and nonfungible tokens (NFTs).

Undoubtedly, Bitcoin was named the most valued cryptocurrency, with a market cap of $816.69 billion as of March 24, 2022, and it was also named the world's first decentralized digital asset after its release in early 2009.

CryptoPunks, the original NFT project, was also named the most "expensive NFT collectible" after CryptoPunk #5822 was acquired for $23.7 million, or 8,000 Ether, on February 12 this year by entrepreneur Deepak Thapliya.

It's worth noting that Beeple's record $69.3 million NFT sale was not included, as the company defined an NFT collectible as limited-edition sets of artwork built around pre-rendered templates.

The book also included a category for fan tokens. Manchester City's token, which was launched via Socios in June 2021, was recorded as the "most valuable fan token" as of March 24, 2022, with a market cap of $47.1 million.

El Salvador is also mentioned in the book as the "first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender" in June of last year.

It's worth noting that Beeple's record $69.3 million NFT sale was not included, as the company defined an NFT collectible as "limited-edition sets of artwork built around pre-rendered templates."

Binance also disclosed that it had cracked a Guinness World Record for holding the largest crypto lesson to date, with 289 individuals in attendance at Blockchain Land Nuevo León on October 7.

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Oct 21, 2022
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