Bitcoin made it to the Guinness Book of World Records, a big airdrop from Aptos (APT), and BTC energy use jumps 41% in 12 months.
Bitcoin made it to the Guinness Book Of World Records
The latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records has added a section titled Cryptomania featuring Bitcoin and a host of blockchain-related events. The recognition of Bitcoin by Guinness World Records marks a hallmark in the widespread adoption of crypto.
In particular, the new edition covers topics such as the spread of Bitcoin, the launch of fan tokens, and the rise of NFTs.
Not surprisingly, Bitcoin was ranked as the most valuable cryptocurrency, with a market cap of $816.69 billion. It is also registered in the capacity of the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency which the book goes on to describe as a “solution to the goal of being able to regulate digital currencies and monitor transactions without any central institution.”
Big airdrop from Aptos (APT)
The most talked-about blockchain project of recent days, Aptos, delighted its early supporters with a huge airdrop. The Aptos Foundation announced that it will give a total of 20,076,150 APT tokens for free via airdrop to 110,235 participants who were previously involved in testing.
According to the statement, users who apply for the Aptos Incentivized Testnet or who print an APTOS:ZERO testnet NFT will be able to get tokens in the airdrop.
Aptos was created by over 350 developers after three years of work as a scalable and low-cost blockchain developed for the purpose of creating widely used decentralized applications. Many of the project’s team members come from Libra, Facebook’s earlier attempt at launching an in-platform cryptocurrency.
Most exchanges, including Binance and Coinbase, listed the APT token. Trading it became available as of 2 AM UTC today.
BTC energy use jumps 41% in 12 months
The Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC), the global forum of Bitcoin mining companies and other companies in the Bitcoin industry, has released a new report focusing on bitcoin’s power consumption, technological efficiency, and sustainable energy use.
Data in the report suggest that the mining hash rate has increased by 73% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, the increase in energy use jumped to 41%. The sustainable energy use rate is estimated at 59.4% moving 0.1% below the estimate for the previous quarter-year.