22 of May every year is celebrated as Bitcoin Pizza Day all over the world. Many companies make this day more fun with various campaigns and events. So why is there a day called Bitcoin Pizza Day?
Laszlo Hanyecz, a software programmer living in Florida on May 18, 2010, about 1-1.5 years after the launch of Bitcoin (BTC), stated that he wanted to shop with BTC on a forum site. Hanyecz added how he wanted his pizza, saying that he could pay 10,000 BTC for 2 large pizzas. A few days later he got this request and paid 10 thousand BTC for 2 pizza.
Of course, those days, 10 thousand BTC had no value. But when the dates showed December 2017, when Bitcoin peaked to $ 20,000, the equivalent of 10,000 BTC was $ 200 million. That’s why May 22 is celebrated as Bitcoin Pizza Day.
Said He Didn’t Regret
In a later interview, Laszlo Hanyecz stated that he did not regret this shopping and that he changed his view of shopping positively positively. He added that the idea of buying pizza at the time for BTC was very cool.