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Bitcoin Pizza Day: 2 pies are now worth $22.5 million

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨CCTV.com

05-23-2017 09:47 BJT

BEIJING, May 23 (CCTV.com) -- Every May 22, bitcoiners the world over will celebrate the anniversary of the most expensive pizzas in history.

Bought on 22nd May 2010 by Laszlo Hanyecz, the programmer paid a fellow Bitcoin Talk forum user 10,000 BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas. Back then – when the technology was just over a year old – that equated roughly $25, but is $22.5 million by today’s exchange rate, making them likely candidates for the most expensive pizzas of all time.

Now widely recognised as the first real-world transaction with bitcoin, May 22nd has come to celebrate 'Bitcoin Pizza Day', with cryptocurrency enthusiasts raising a slice to Hanyecz’s infamous hunger pangs that paved the way for early merchant adoption.

Papa John’s pizzas

Papa John’s pizzas

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Concept image: Bitcoin

Concept image: Bitcoin

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