Bitcoin Pizza Day 2015: A Roundup

CoinDesk has rounded up the day's celebrations from across the world.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Twitter has been awash with retrospective comments from people reminiscing about Hanyecz's purchase.
  5. It wasn't long before photographs of seemingly delicious pizzas surfaced across social media platforms, as bitcoin enthusiasts shared their servings with the world.
  6. My first pizza at midnight #bitcoinpizzaday
join us at #btcx 1700 today, Bring pizza!
    My first pizza at midnight #bitcoinpizzaday join us at #btcx 1700 today, Bring pizza!
  7. 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.
  8. Bet it was a cheese-filled order!
  9. 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.
  10. Then came the proof: a giant pizza costing 1 BTC.
  11. 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.
  12. Bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins treated its staff to a slice at a Helsinki Hotel.
  13. Nic Cary, co-founder of Blockchain, joined in with a pepperoni and jalapeño variation.
  14. Bitcoin platform Cubits delighted its employees with a large pizza offering, with a BTC topping.
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