Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day!

On this friday in 2010 the first real value bitcoin transaction happened, 10 000 bitcoins were indirectly exchanged for two pizzas from Papa John’s.  Laszlo Hanyecz, a programmer from Florida, is believed to be the first person to make a real-world transaction using bitcoin.
Laszlo posted a thread titled “Pizza for bitcoins?” on bitcointalk.org May 18th 2010 where he said he would pay 10 000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas. The thread immediately became popular and after several days of discussion, finally, on the 22nd of May Laszlo posted that he hadsuccessfully traded his bitcoins for pizza.
It was reportedly a user from the United Kingdom that had taken on his offer and used his credit card to buy Laszlo two pizzas from across the atlantic.  Today, those two pizzas would be worth over a million USD a piece and bitcoin pizzaday has become something of a legend. Check out #bitcoinpizzaday on social media for how people are celebrating. Below are a couple of selected tweets.

Check out the photos of the original pizzas here.

Join the celebration tonight by ordering pizza at these locations around the Tampa Bay area that accept Bitcoin!

Flamestone Grill (Oldsmar)
DeLosa’s Pizza (John’s Pass)
All Wrapped Up Wraps & Salads (Redington Beach)
Oregano Pizza & Pasta (Tampa)

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