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Bitcoin Pizza Day, celebrated annually on May 22nd, is a significant day for the cryptocurrency community. This day commemorates the first use of Bitcoin as a means of payment for ordinary goods - specifically, for a pizza. If you have not heard about this interesting holiday yet, read on for more about its history, trivia, and celebrations.
In 2010, when Bitcoin was just starting out, it was used to purchase two pizzas for an unbelievable 10,000 BTC. This trade took place on May 22nd and is considered the first real transaction where cryptocurrency was used to buy consumer goods. It shows how cryptocurrencies have become a normal part of our lives. This day also recalls the start of using Bitcoin as a means of payment and its market acceptance. Since then, we commemorate this day every year on May 22nd as Bitcoin Pizza Day.
The main character of this story is programmer Laszlo Hanyecz, who was one of the first Bitcoin enthusiasts. His pizza purchase for 10,000 BTC was the first proof that Bitcoin has the potential to become a means of payment for ordinary purchases. Laszlo made his purchase through an internet forum, where another user agreed to transfer BTC in exchange for a pizza.
Today, the value of these 10,000 BTC would be astronomical. At the time of writing this article, it would be approximately 290 million US dollars. If Laszlo held the same volume of Bitcoin, he could today buy over 14 million pizzas (at a price of $20 per pizza), which would certainly be enough to feed the entire Czech Republic and Slovakia together. This sum underscores the growth in Bitcoin's value and its significance for the global financial system.
In honor of Bitcoin Pizza Day, various celebrations are held worldwide where people meet, order pizza, and discuss the development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. It's an opportunity to meet other cryptocurrency enthusiasts, share experiences, and celebrate Bitcoin's successes.
Wexo is active in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. We offer cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, and other services related to these technologies. Our goal is to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies and increase their adoption in everyday life.
This year we decided to participate in the Bitcoin Pizza Day celebrations and we have prepared a special campaign for you. We are cooperating with several pizzerias that will be sticking our QR codes on this day.
If you find a QR code on a sticker in a pizzeria, you can scan it with your smartphone and register in our app. This will give you access to our services, and you'll be able to track current cryptocurrency rates and carry out transactions.
After registering in the app, you will have the opportunity to buy your first Bitcoin directly in the app. In this way, you can get involved in the world of cryptocurrencies and start taking advantage of the benefits it offers.
List of Pizzerias Where You Can Find Our Stickers
Pizza Exxpres - Dohnányho 2, 917 02 Trnava
Olympia Pizzeria - Čínska 33, 040 13 Košice
Pizza Piccolino - Mostná 231/40, 949 01 Nitra
So don't hesitate to participate in the campaign and order a pizza directly in your city.
Bitcoin Pizza Day is an important milestone in the history of cryptocurrencies, which you will now remember as well. Don't hesitate to celebrate this day with us - buy a pizza, either directly from the establishments we cooperate with or from your favorite local pizzeria. This year we've also decided to create a special event on our Instagram. If you want to enjoy the Bitcoin Pizza Day celebrations with us, just take a picture with your pizza, tag our Wexo account, and we'll be happy to reshare it. Join us in celebrating this interesting day and become part of the growing community of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.