- Today is Bitcoin Pizza Day.
- 11 years ago Bitcoin made its first-ever payment for a product and service.
- To celebrate crypto companies are hosting many pizza-related crypto events.
The crypto community is celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day today. Notably, this is to commemorate the first epic BTC payment made for a product and service.
Hence, as a means to celebrate, May 22, 2021, will see many promotions, giveaways, airdrops, and contests. More so, the occasion honors Bitcoin’s first pizza purchase from back in 2010.
Specifically, a BTC holder, Laszlo Hanyecz, requested two large pizzas delivered to his house for 10,000 BTC. He made the request on the BitcoinTalk forum. The request was accepted by another BitcoinTalk user who sent two large pizzas from Papa John’s to Hanyecz’s address.
This was a historic day for the community. Moreover, 10,000 BTC was worth just $25 at the time. At present, 10,000 BTC is worth more than $350 million. That’s 28 million pizzas!
Thus, many firms are hosting crypto and pizza-related events to honor that day. To name a few, Binance is hosting a virtual event. Users on the platform must trade to collect virtual ingredients to taste a virtual pizza. Winners get a chance to win BTC.
Papa John’s is also making a comeback on this day by giving its customers in the UK £10 of free BTC for every £20 order placed. Other crypto firms such as Paxful, Beldex, Huobi, CoinTiger, and more are hosting social media contests for a chance to win free crypto.
Lately, more and more brands have started to accept crypto payments. Papa Murphy’s recently began accepting Cardano. Notably, Papa Murphy’s franchise owner in Fresno, California, believes crypto to be the biggest wealth creation tool.