It is celebrated as "Bitcoin Pizza Day" all over the world for some time every year on May 22. Many crypto exchanges and businesses around the world are organizing special events and campaigns.

So, what happened on May 22, "Bitcoin Pizza Day"?

When the dates showed May 18, 2010 (about 1.5 years after Bitcoin's release), a Hungarian software programmer living in Florida named Laszlo Hanyecz stated that he wanted to shop with Bitcoins on the forum. Hanyecz, for 2 big pizza 10,000 BTC he wrote that he could pay and what kind of pizza he wanted. In the forum, he was looking for someone who could buy pizza for him and send it to him, and in return he could pay with Bitcoin. After a few days of struggle, he found what he was looking for.

Laszlo Hanyecz's message on the BitcoinTalk forum

A British man accepted the offer of the Hungarian software developer. He delivered two oversized pizzas he ordered from Pope John to Hanyecz, and he really received 10,000 BTC in return. This was one of the first shopping in Bitcoin history. In fact, 10,000 BTC had no value so far! Today 10,000 BTC is exactly $ 90 million. It was worth 200 million dollars in December of 2017, when Bitcoin peaked with 20 thousand dollars.

Here is the day this event occurred, so May 22, 2010 It is celebrated as “Pizza Day” in the history of Bitcoin.

“I don't regret”

Laszlo Hanyecz later gave the media many interviews on the subject. In one of these interviews, he said that he did not regret doing this exchange and that the transaction positively changed the view of crypto money. "Until then, Bitcoin had no value, so the idea of ​​trading for pizza was incredibly cool," Hanyecz said. says.

Laszlo Hanyecz Bitcoin pizza
Laszlo Hanyecz


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