Bitcoin Pizza Day

Many folks may not know that pizza played a part in some internet history. The first ever Bitcoin transaction is said to have taken place to purchase two Papa John’s pizzas. The pizzas were delivered to Laszio Hanyecz in Florida for 10,000 Bitcoins.

This historical transaction took place back in May of 2010. With today’s current exchange rate, that pizza would have cost approximately $5 million.

The original request was posted on a Bitcoin Talk forum:

“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. I like having 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!”

Bitcoin was just getting started at the time. All summer long, Hanyecz continued his food ordering habit.

No one knows if the original pizza provider held onto the bitcoins, but if he or she did, they would be millionaires now.


Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM