Bitcoin Pizza Day is held on May 22.
This week we have reached 10 years since the first purchase paid with bitcoin. On May 18, 2010, The Hungarian-born American programmer, Laszlo Hanyecz,offered for two large pizzas 10,000 bitcoins,about$41 at the time, but which today amounts to more than $91 million.
“I’ll pay 10, 000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas. Maybe two big ones, so I have something left for the next day,” the man wrote on the Bitcointalk forum, adding: “What I’m looking for is to be given food in exchange for bitcoins so I don’t have to order it or prepare it myself, like ordering breakfast in a hotel.”
A few days later, Hanyecz warned that he “successfully” traded the cryptocurrency for food, after’jercos’,a forum user, whose real name is Jeremy Sturdivant,had sent him two largepizzas from Papa John’s. Bitcoin Pizza Day is dominated on May 22.
The programmer claimed that he tries to use cryptocurrency in everyday life. “I’ve bought a lot of stuff over the years with it, I play with Bitcoin’s software and stuff like that, but I try to keep it as a hobby,” he said in a 2018 interview with Cointelegraph. “But I haven’t really used much bitcoin in face-to-face bitcóin payments. I’ve done it mainly online,” he detailed.
Bitcoin bitcóin is a digital currency that allows you to make payments over the Internet within a decentralized peer-to-peer,toor peer-to-peer network. Only one algorithm and consensus among users manage transactions. There is no authority or intermediary that controls or can cancel them.