Bitcoin Pizza Day
On May 22nd 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, from Jacksonville, Florida posted on ‘bitcointalk’ forum asking users to swap 10,000 bitcoin for 2 pizzas. Hanyecz said, “I'll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some leftover for the next day”.
He continued with saying “I like having leftover 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”.
A few days after originally requesting the pizza, Laszlo commented on the post: “I just want to report that I successfully traded 10,000 bitcoins for pizza”. He thanked a user named ‘Jercos’ (Jeremy Sturdivant) for buying the 2 Papa Johns pizzas.
At the time of Laszlo requesting the pizza, 10,000 bitcoin would have sold for $41, however, at Bitcoins all-time high, the pizza’s transaction was worth $200 million. There is a website that displays an up-to-date conversion of this transaction, along with comparisons to other commodities.
Laszlo’s pizza is believed to be the first recorded transaction for physical goods, paid for with Bitcoin and you can check out the very pizza that was delivered here.
MtSocks recently released a sock that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day.