As of 2018, it turns out that he ordered food for 83 million dollars.
On May 22, 2010, one of the most famous transactions involving crypto-currencies occurred – the American Laszlo Hanyecz spent 10 thousand bitcoins, buying two pizzas on them. Now 10 thousand bitcoins cost more than 83 million dollars. Because of this act, Heinitz became famous as a “failed millionaire”, and on May 22 turned into a holiday for the crypto-currency community.
The Telegraph edition recalled the history of the deal and learned from its heroes what they think of it in 2018.
“It seems like it was two big pizzas, because a few pieces were left the next day. I like to do it “, – recalls Heinitz events of May 2010. On May 18, he published a post on the crypto-currency forum, offering to exchange 10,000 bitcoins for pizza: with onions, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, but without “all sorts of ridiculous things” like the fish top. Otherwise, Heinitz was ready to agree to the usual cheese.
Then 10 thousand bitcoins cost about 40 dollars. A few days later Jeremy Sturdivant responded to the announcement, which received the promised crypto currency in exchange for an order from Papa John’s. Heinitz said that at that time it seemed like a great deal: “I just spent the internet currency on food. Considering that I mined bitcoin myself – it was just a free pizza. ”
He did not forget about the deal with two pizzas and the Star Trek: he had to make an order from the other end of the country, but in general “everything went smoothly.” At that time, the 19-year-old American did not think he was getting potential millions of dollars – the deal seemed to him fair for both sides.
Pizza Day for Bitcoins
Don’t forget to eat a pizza today 🍕
Bitcoin pizza (10,000 BTC) is worth $83 million today.
“On May 22, 2010, a developer bought two pizzas using 10,000 bitcoin.”
— Joseph Young (@iamjosephyoung) 22 May 2018
“Do not forget to eat pizza today. 10 thousand bitcoins today cost 83 million dollars, and on May 22, 2010 the developer bought two pizzas for them ”
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— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) 22 May 2018
“Have a nice day for pizza for bitcoins! We made a limited series of [Nano S’s crypto currency wallet] to celebrate the historic moment ”
The #Bitcoin pizza is worth $83,131,600 today. (-2% from yesterday) Today is Bitcoin pizza day!
— Bitcoin Pizza 🍕 (@bitcoin_pizza) 22 May 2018
“Pizza for bitcoins today is worth 83 million dollars. Today is the day of pizza for bitcoins! ”
Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! To celebrate this historic occasion I’m running a limited time offer for my followers: for every bitcoin you send me, I’ll send you 2 bitcoin (BCH) back!
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) 22 May 2018
“Have a nice day for pizza for bitcoins! To celebrate this historic event, I offer a deal to subscribers: you send me bitcoin, and I’ll give you two Bitcoin Hash »
The event is celebrated all over the world. For example, the Kiev community of Blockchain Hub Kyiv since 2015 is going together and celebrating a memorable date. Bloomberg in honor of the holiday estimated that now 10 thousand bitcoins can buy 6.5 million pizzas for 12.5 dollars. And if you stack these boxes on top of each other, you get a tower 300 kilometers high.
Laszlo Heinitz entered the history of the crypto-currency world as “the very man who lost millions because of pizza.”
The fate of 10 thousand bitcoins
Eight years later Heinitz tries not to think about that deal. There are two reasons for this: the first is useless, and the second – thoughts about a possible benefit would drive him crazy. “I do not consider this a mistake. It’s like talking that you had to go back in time and buy Google shares, “the American added.
The starter also failed to become a millionaire with the help of the crypto currency received for ordering a pizza. He put the bitcoins on a purse, and then paid them a trip with a girl across the US. “With an accurate knowledge of the future, I would have acted differently, but so you can say about anything,” the participant of the history believes.
In 2018, Laszlo repeated the famous deal – he again bought two pizza for bitcoins. However, this time the order of food cost him only in 0.00649 bitcoins ($ 67).