It’s that time of year. The anniversary of the notorious Bitcoin Pizza Day. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a developer, paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas from the Papa John’s franchise. Every year on this date, people celebrate this historic transaction that would cost $4.4 million USD at today’s current rates for 16 slices of pizza.
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Bitcoin Pizza Day Celebrated Once Again
This year, scrolling through various social media platforms, the momentous day is being celebrated once again in 2016. Throughout Twitter, the #BitcoinPizzaDay hashtag is in full effect with people remembering the purchase and of course swathes of pizza-related memes. At the time when Laszlo Hanyecz bought the pizzas, the transaction was roughly $20 worth of bitcoins and was completed to test out whether the point of sale could be accomplished. The Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz told the New York Times:
“It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool.”
Across the world wide web, you can find deals from multiple pizza vendors online who accept BTC. For instance, you can save £5 off Pizza Express gift cards, and Chopcoin.io is holding a pizza day contest that will award the winners with bitcoin. Another cool #BitcoinPizzaDay celebration maintained by the NY Bitcoin Group is a partnership between Papa John’s pizza chain and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) from the Capital Region. Donors can purchase pizza for RMHC families using bitcoin via Bitpay.
What are you doing on #BitcoinPizzaDay? Let us know in the comments below!
Images via Twitter and RMHC.