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10 years from the first purchase with BTC

A lot of water has run in the crypto world from which to make the first purchase using Bitcoin of the record. And it is that, when they meet 10 years of the purchase of two pizzas for 10,000 BTC, the crypto community celebrates Bitcoin Pizza Day. To commemorate the that has probably been the dinner most expensive in history.

The origin of the Pizza Day

How simple things were then! Only a community of fans of cryptography, gathered together to try to build a utopia around the creation of Satoshi Nakamoto. As in 2010, just a year after the birth of Bitcoin, the first criptomoneda of the world was no more than a curiosity with no monetary value. At that time, most of the communication between the users of the crypto community was through forums. There were No large crypto companies like Ripple, Binance or Coinbase offering its service to businesses and individuals. And the trading with Bitcoin was nothing more than a dream, to some day in the far future when BTC was something. It was in this context that you gave that would be the first purchase with BTC history. When Laszlo Hanyecz, a user of the forum BitcoinTalk, offered a 10,000 BTC to anyone that will take two pizzas to his house. So, the 10,000 Bitcoin, today equivalent to more than 94 million dollars, for just two pizzas family: “I Am willing to pay the 10,000 Bitcoins for a couple of pizzas. Perhaps there are one or two big so you have leftovers for the next day. I like to have leftover pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery, but what I really look for is getting food delivered in exchange for Bitcoins where I don’t have to order or prepare it myself, something like ordering a ‘breakfast dish’ in a hotel or something, they just bring you something to eat and you are happy!”. The Bitcoin Pizza Day was born with this first purchase with BTC. Source: BitcoinTalk

A long way from the first purchase with BTC

Of course, even when at that time Bitcoin had no real value, many presentían the importance that would have the criptomoneda in the future. Getting Laszlo quickly someone who willingly took their two pizzas in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoin promised. And although, since then, Laszlo has never expressed regret for his purchase, noting that in that time BTC had no value whatsoever. In the crypto community, it became popular the celebration of the so-called Pizza Bitcoin Day, to commemorate the which is recognized as the first purchase with BTC history. Even Binance joins in the celebration At the end of the day, beyond the surprise at the amount of money paid for two pizzas. And the desire to have been part of the crypto community at the time, to have received 10,000 such BTC. The Bitcoin Pizza Day is a great reminder of how much has advanced the crypto world in these last ten years. Not only by the substantial growth in the price of Bitcoin, but for the recognition that has been awarded the criptomoneda both inside and outside of the crypto community. Thanks to which, today, are not only pizza, but dozens of other products which we can buy with BTC from the comfort of our homes.

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Caroline W.

Caroline W.

Caroline is passionate about learning languages, cultures and the Internet. She has years of experience working at international online advertising projects. Growing interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in late 2018, she joined CurrencyMarket24 as a writer.

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