Bitcoin Pizza Day 2015: A Roundup
CoinDesk has rounded up the day's celebrations from across the world.
- Bitcoin aficionados from all over the world have today been celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day, which marks the five year anniversary of what is believed to be the first real-world transaction in bitcoin, which took place on 22nd May 2010.
- Laszlo Hanyecz, a programmer paid a fellow Bitcoin Talk forum user 10,000 BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas – at the time the order set him back approximately $25. Today, a 10,000 BTC purchase would cost Hanyecz a hefty $2.3m.
- The excitement around the event began a few days early, with some commentators eagerly pushing the #BitcoinPizzaDay hashtag on social media before the celebrations started.
- Twitter has been awash with retrospective comments from people reminiscing about Hanyecz's purchase.
- It wasn't long before photographs of seemingly delicious pizzas surfaced across social media platforms, as bitcoin enthusiasts shared their servings with the world.
- Bitcoin supporters come in different forms. It wasn't just humans embracing the celebrations. BitcoinRat, a prolific bitcoin activist on Twitter, joined in, sharing a photo of his fellow 'good guy' rats awaiting their pizza delivery.
- Bet it was a cheese-filled order!
- Nejc Kordic, co-founder and CEO of bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, had announced his plans to spread the pizza joy with his team a day early.
- Then came the proof: a giant pizza costing 1 BTC.
- However, the Bitstamp team were not the only ones tucking into a pizza feast. Satoshi Labs, the Czech startup behind the Trezor bitcoin vault, also raised a slice to Hanyecz, as they enjoyed a large pizza order.
- Bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins treated its staff to a slice at a Helsinki Hotel.
- Nic Cary, co-founder of Blockchain, joined in with a pepperoni and jalapeño variation.
- Bitcoin platform Cubits delighted its employees with a large pizza offering, with a BTC topping.