“I’ll pay 10,000 Bitcoins for a couple of pizzas … maybe two big ones, so I have leftovers for the next day”Laszlo Hanyecz said in an announcement on Bitcointalk on May 22, 2010. At that time, the cryptocurrency It was nowhere near the value it is today and its offer could be equated to about $ 41.
Oh, but it has rained a lot. So much so that at this moment in history 10,000 BTC equals almost 330 million euros. The operation is so famous that netizens have dubbed this day Bitcoin Pizza Day.
As of current date, a Bitcoin is worth around 33,000 euros, and that as we have been telling you, the most popular digital currency in the world is in low hours. Just a month ago it was trading above $ 64,000. But that May 2010 little was known about this and cryptocurrencies and how their value would evolve and the young Laszlo only wanted “food in exchange for Bitcoins so that he would not have to order or prepare it” himself. The message was as follows:
“I’ll pay 10,000 Bitcoins for a couple of pizzas … maybe two big ones, so I have leftovers for the next day. I like to leave pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it from a restaurant with home delivery, but what I’m looking for is for them to bring me food in exchange for Bitcoins so I don’t have to order it or prepare it myself, like ordering a breakfast at a hotel, they simply bring you something to eat and you are happy ”.
Likewise, Hanyecz also gave ideas about what to put on the pizzas: “I like things like onions, bell peppers, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni etc, standard stuff with no weird fish toppings or anything like that. I also like pizzas of normal cheese, which can be cheaper to prepare or buy ”.
“If you are interested, let me know and we can reach an agreement,” he concluded. The exchange took place four days later when a forum user named Jeremy Sturdivant -‘Jercos’ on the forum- sent him two Papa John’s pizzas, becoming not only the first pizzas bought with Bitcoin, but in the first consumer good, in general, that someone acquired with the cryptocurrency.
Hearing the story, anyone might think that by now Laszlo Hanyecz will make the odd cross thinking it is the fortune he spent on two family pizzas. However, our protagonist has said later in various interviews that he does not regret what he did: “You know, I don’t regret it. I think it’s cool that it can be a part of early Bitcoin history in that way.. People know the history of pizza and everyone identifies with it, like, ‘Oh my gosh, you spent all that money!’ I always wanted people to use Bitcoin and buying the pizza was one way to do it. I didn’t think it would become as popular as it has been. “
‘PizzaCoin’, the game that teaches you to understand cryptocurrencies
“‘PizzaCoin’ is a game created with the objective of celebrate the famous Bitcoin Pizza Day and to transmit to the player basic information about cryptocurrencies, thus giving them the opportunity to learn while having a fun time “, explains the group of students of the Degree in Videogame Creation and Narration of the Francisco de Vitoria University who have created it.
The authors of this informative video game are the second year students Alberto Muñoz, Javier Cables, Gonzalo Rodríguez and Fernando Muniesa. They have had the supervision of Belén Mainer, director of the degree.
The game is available to be enjoyed for free on Android devices and PC. To play it only you have to enter this link and invest in the different cryptocurrencies, to win or lose with them while informative messages and curiosities appear about it. Five days of investing with a final surprise to which it is imperative to reach.
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