Monday marks the seven-year anniversary of the first Bitcoin transaction, in which a Florida man paid for two pizzas with the cryptocurrency. The day has become part of folklore, not because of the transaction, but more the price: the man in question paid 10,000 Bitcoins, which today is worth $20 million, for the two pizzas. (See also: New Bitcoin Price Record: Over $2,000 Per Coin)
On May 22, 2010, now known as Bitcoin Pizza Day, Laszlo Hanyecz agreed to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for two delivered Papa John's pizzas. Organized on bitcointalk forum, the Florida man reached out for help. "I'll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day," Hanyecz wrote.
"I like having left over pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place, but what I'm aiming for is getting food delivered in exchange for bitcoins where I don't have to order or prepare it myself, kind of like ordering a 'breakfast platter' at a hotel or something, they just bring you something to eat and you're happy!"
A British man took up Hanyecz's offer and bought the two pizzas for him in exchange for the 10,000 Bitcoins. Even then the recipient of the Bitcoins got himself a bargain, paying $25 for the pizzas, while 10,000 Bitcoins were worth around $41 at the time. (See also: Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin)
The #Bitcoin pizza is worth $20,509,958 today. (-0.15% from yesterday) Today is Bitcoin pizza day!
— Bitcoin Pizza (@bitcoin_pizza) May 22, 2017
Since the inception of Bitcoin, Hanyeczs' pizzas have got more and more expensive. Nine months after the purchase, Bitcoin reached parity with the U.S. dollar, making the two pizzas worth $10,000 and in 2015 -- the fifth anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day -- the two pizzas were valued at $2.4 million. Today, Bitcoin has surged to an all-time high, trading above $2170, making the pizzas worth...you get it. (See also: The 6 Most Important Cryptocurrencies Other Than Bitcoin)
Despite the astronomical rise in the price of Bitcoin it seems Hanyecz is not phased about his deal. "It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool," Hanyecz told the NY Times.Это интересно:
2 chiếc pizza có giá 10.000 Bitcoin tương đương 75 triệu .
We weren’t able to get much our of Laszlo, as he rushed out of the back of Pizza Hut after finishing his 10 hour shift, quickly changing into plain clothes.
When asked why he did it, he questioned why anyone in their right mind wouldn’t do it.
“Have you ever been so stoned that you completely disregarded any and all logic in the name of curbing your insatiable hunger? No? Then shut the f*ck up” he exclaimed.
Now, we can sit here and pretend like we feel sorry for him, but a lot of good has actually come out of this transaction. Not only was it the first transaction made by a holder of Bitcoin, in exchange for a GOOD, it paved the way for millions and millions of more transactions to come in the future.
Who knows, had he not made the decision to spend so much on two pieces of dough with cheese and meat on them, would the course of Bitcoin be one immensely different to that of today’s? That’s a question for the flat-earthers and pinapple-on-pizza’rers to discuss.
World Bitcoin Pizza Day
If spending, what is now worth over $245 million, on Pizza isn’t regrettable enough, our beloved crypto-community has made it a day to celebrate, every single year, to serve as a reminder to Laszlo just how good of an investment he made.
Also, pineapple DOES GO ON PIZZA OKAY.bitcoin що це таке.
In 2010 Someone Bought A Pizza For 10 000 Bitcoins .
From Bitcoin Wiki
|Known for||First buyer of a good|
Laszlo Hanyecz (laszlo) made the first documented purchase of a good with bitcoin when he bought two Domino's pizzas from jercos for 10,000 BTC. laszlo had made contributions to Bitcoin's source code in the past.