Celebrating Pizzas bought on 22 May 2010 for 10,000 BTC

On this day, bitcoiners the world over will celebrate the anniversary of the most expensive pizzas in history.

Bought on 22nd May 2010 by Laszlo Hanyecz, the programmer paid a fellow Bitcoin Talk forum user 10,000 BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas. Back then – when the technology was just over a year old – that equated to roughly $25, but is $5.12m by today’s exchange rate.

At bitcoin’s all-time high, the pizzas would have been worth an eye-watering $11.47M, making them likely candidates for the most expensive pizzas of all time.

Now widely recognised as the first real-world transaction with bitcoin, May 22nd has come to celebrate ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day’, with cryptocurrency enthusiasts raising a slice to Hanyecz’s infamous hunger pangs that paved the way for early merchant adoption.

Come and celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day.