In 2010, on May 22 Laszlo Hanyecz had made the first ever purchase using bitcoins – he had ordered 2 pizzas for 10 000 BTC. After the rocket growth of BTC price, the historical transaction became insanely famous, and crypto community has started to celebrate the Bitcoin pizza day annually.
The #Bitcoin pizza is worth $79,253,225 today. (+0.91% from yesterday) Today is Bitcoin pizza day!
— Bitcoin Pizza 🍕 (@bitcoin_pizza) May 22, 2019
According to Bitcoin Pizza twitter account, that posts Bitcoin pizza value every day, today the value of Bitcoin pizza would have reached almost $ 80 mln.
Despite the fact, that Laszlo Hanyecz, more famously known as the “Bitcoin pizza guy”, often come up in the ironic context, he admitted many times that he regrets nothing. His goal was to show to the world that bitcoin was a real currency at times when many had no idea what it was. Last year he had made another historical purchase – this time he paid 649000 Satoshi for his favorite two pizzas to prove the viability of the Lightning network.
To celebrate the international Bitcoin pizza day some pizzerias offer an additional discount for clients who prefer to pay with the main cryptocurrency. Moreover, the crypto community is openly discussing the ways to make the celebration more bright and truly global, due to its importance in connecting crypto and real worlds.