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It’s Bitcoin Pizza Day

As if we didn’t already have enough holidays, today, May 22, is Bitcoin Pizza Day.

On this day in 2010, Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made the first-ever purchase using bitcoin. He ordered two Papa John’s pizzas (worth about $25) and paid for them with 10,000 bitcoins.

They’ve long since become the most valuable pizzas in history. In today’s bitcoinage, Hanyecz paid approximately $83,000,000 for his dinner.

I hope he at least got extra pepperoni.


  1. Technomad
    Technomad May 22, 2018 12:11 pm

    It’s also my birthday.

  2. Claire
    Claire May 22, 2018 12:54 pm

    Happy birthday, Technomad! It’s also the birthday of one of my best friends. Must have been a lot of messing around, long about August or September. 🙂

  3. fred
    fred May 22, 2018 6:29 pm

    Happy Birthday Technomad.

    Wonder what pizza guy paid for the rope he did himself in with?

  4. jc2k
    jc2k May 22, 2018 7:29 pm

    To be realistic about it though, he probably would have cashed it out long before it ever got to the current crazy price.
    I remember the first time I heard about bitcoin – it was up to $1.90. I thought at the time that it was too bad I hadn’t heard about it when it was cheaper.

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