Laszlo Heinitz made the first commercial BTC transaction on May 22, 2010. Now that historic day is called the Bitcoin-Pizza Day.
In Bitcoin Pizza Day – Bitcoin-Pizza Day, or Pizza Day, first purchased for Bitcoin – Laszlo Heinitz, a programmer from Las Vegas, using the Bitcoin Talk forum, bought Papa John’s Pizza for 10,000 BTC, which at the exchange rate on May 22, 8 years after the purchase, is about $83 million. Of course, this amount is much less compared to the peak prices when Bitcoin was trading at a price of $20,000.
As of May 22, Bitcoin is trading at $8,269, showing a decline in the past few days, expected at $10,000 in coming weeks. The volume of BTC trading fell to $5 billion, which was not the case for the past several weeks.
The day of pizza, bought by Laszlo for BTC, is already perceived as a holiday, as many companies use this, so-called event, for their marketing purposes.
The team developing the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet even issued a limited series of wallets to celebrate this “historic moment” when Laszlo decided on such a purchase and contributed to the use of cryptocurrency as a legal means of payment. In the cryptocurrency community, there are also those who are sure that without Laszlo, Bitcoin would not become so popular.
🍕🎉🌶🎂 Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!
We’ve designed a limited edition of our Nano S to celebrate Laszlo’s historic moment.
Check it out here and get yours while supplies last! https://t.co/5oEnhK7BzO #ledgerpizzaday #thankslaszlo pic.twitter.com/DABOtRpaeA
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) May 22, 2018
In late February the famous buyer of bitcoin-pizza repeated the experiment using the Lightning Network.