The $90 Million Bitcoin Pizza Story Has an Unexpected Silver Lining

News BTC | May 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Ten years ago yesterday, programmer Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 Bitcoin for two Papa John’s pizzas in a trade that took place publicly on the Bitcoin Talk forum.
  • Since then, May 22nd has been deemed “Bitcoin Pizza Day,” which cryptocurrency investors celebrate every year by buying pizza — with cryptocurrency if possible.
  • For using his GPU to mine Bitcoin in the first instance of non-CPU BTC mining, which was largely looked down upon by Satoshi Nakamoto in a private email exchange eventually shared by Laszlo.