Cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world are celebrating the famous "Bitcoin Pizza Day," where two Papa John's pizza is purchased for 10,000 BTC. The transaction is not just a Bitcoin conversion to a real value and the current exchange rate is $ 20 million.
'I like to have pizza left to sip on later'
Reminiscent of newcomers to the Bitcoin network participating in the activity for less than a year on May 22, 2010, a developer named Laszlo Hanyecz bought two pizzas by posting his ideas on the Bitcoin Forum. Org. The Hanyecz affiliate is held every year by Bitcoin enthusiasts as it is considered the first real deal in the world to use Bitcoin as a conversion tool.
Hanyecz explained, "I'm going to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for some pizza, maybe two big cakes so I'm inclined to have some left over for the next day - I like having leftover pizza to sip. The next day, "explained Hanyecz.
"You can make your own pizza and bring it to my home or ask it for me from the place of delivery, but what I'm aiming for is receiving delivery food in exchange for Bitcoins where I am not ordering or standard. Like booking a 'breakfast' at the hotel or something, they just bring you something to eat and you're really happy! "
took two days for someone to accept 10,000 BTCs to deliver pizza
After Hanyecz published his post, some Bitcoin enthusiasts talked about doing business with him. Some people pondered some ways they could buy pizza for Hanyecz, who was living in Florida at the time. One day passed, and Hanyecz wrote, "No one wants to buy me a pizza?" - The amount of Bitcoin I paid too low?
I just thought it would be very interesting if I could say that I paid for a Bitcoins pizza
Hanyecz announced that the transaction was successfully completed thanks to a user named "Jercos" after posting in the forum 24 hours. "I just wanted to announce that I successfully traded 10,000 Bitcoins for that pizza," the developer told people on the topic. Some commentators said that the exchange went well and congratulated Hanyecz. The 73-page discussion has been held for years, with people commenting that pizza has become extremely expensive compared to the current value of Bitcoin.
'It's not like Bitcoins are worth back then'
Bitcoin Pizza Day: Reminiscent of the memories that many new entrants to many years later, the transaction is considered one of the greatest moments in Bitcoin's history and two $ 25 buys are now available. Now worth more than $ 20 million. Hanyecz had an interview with the New York Times a few years later recollecting this cruel day.
"Bitcoins do not look like value, so the idea of trading them for a pizza is really great," Hanyecz told the paper.
Today, when Bitcoin fans celebrate Bitcoin, they will always wonder how they can taste the flavors of pizza and whether Hanyecz really regrets eating the most expensive pizza. the provincial. Hanya is satisfied with her decision to pay 10,000 BTC for two pies.
I like things like onions, peppers, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc ... just the standard stuff no fish, strange fish topping or anything like that .. I also love pizza, Pizza can be eaten regularly which can be less costly to prepare or buy back, "Hanyecz said at the time.
Celebrate this year's festival
There will be a lot of people enjoying Bitcoin Pizza Day in 2017 because this electronic currency is more popular than ever. There are businesses like the Bitcoin store that have specialty pizza products dedicated, and some merchants offer discounts like the Satoshi artist's gallery.
In addition, Bitwala started the German Bitcoin banking campaign so the Cryptocurrency community could offer pizza using Bitcoin to refugee children in Berlin. All proceeds will go to Champions Ohne Grenzen, a Berlin-based non-governmental organization working with children. Each week they hold football training sessions with qualified coaches to motivate the kids and help them through the trauma. People from all over the world have donated and the proceeds will help provide over 100 pizzas for refugee children.
Bitwala's chief executive, Jörg von Minckwitz, explained: "The fact is, somebody else in the world can also have pizza to fight refugees without credit card information. And humanity to explain the power of Bitcoin "