10 years ago, on 22 May 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a computer programmer offered 10,000 BTC for a couple of pizzas. This anecdote may sound surreal for most of you, but at the time the purchase was effectuated 10,000 BTC was worth only $41 USD. It is believed, Laszlo’s purchase is the first purchase of a product with Bitcoin, showing its potential as a means of payment.
Laszlo published his request on the ‘BitcoinTalk’ forum. His petition literally said:
“I’ll pay 10,000 BTC for a couple of pizzas..like maybe to large ones so I have some left over for the next day. I like having left over 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 place, but what I’m aiming for is getting food delivered in exchange for Bitcoins where I don’t have to order or prepare it myself, kind of like ordering a ‘breakfast platter’ at a hotel or something, they just bring you something to eat and you’re happy”
“I like things like onions, peppers, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc… just standard stuff no weird fish topping or anything like that. I also like regular cheese pizzas which may be cheaper to prepare or otherwise acquire.”
“If you’re interested please let me know and we can work out a deal.”
Despite the offer, it took a couple of days for someone to accept his offer. The user who finally agreed to make the transaction was called Jeremy Sturdivant (aka ‘jerkos’). Jerkos, by accepting this transaction, became the owner of 10,000 BTC, which would be now around $91,000,000 USD, for only two pizzas. That’s crazy!!