Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

Every May 22 cyphernerds around the world celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day, the day when early bitcoin enthusiast and programmer Laszlo Hanyecz offered 10,000 bitcoins – about $25 at that time – for two Papa John’s pizzas (pictured above). In 2010 he posted this to a bitcoin message board:

I’ll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day. I like having left over pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place, but what I’m aiming for is getting food delivered in exchange for bitcoins where I don’t have to order or prepare it myself, kind of like ordering a ‘breakfast platter’ at a hotel or something, they just bring you something to eat and you’re happy!If you’re interested please let me know and we can work out a dealThanks,

Those bitcoins would be worth $2,330,000 today.

A few hours later a UK bitcoin holder made the call and sent the pizzas and the feast lasted, miraculously, for forty days and nights. Actually it didn’t – Laszlo and his kids just ate a lot of pizza for a few days – but a tradition was born.

In honor of Bitcoin Pizza Day some payment sites are offering discounted pizza to bitcoin holders. Snapcard is offering $5 off any pizza bought with bitcoin and you can order a slice for kids at Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.

You can also just grab a pie from Pizza For Coins. Regardless of how to celebrate this national holiday, pour out a little greasy, nasty Papa John’s garlic sauce in honor of those who fought the hard battles that got us to the state of bitcoin today… and maybe get a better pizza than Hanyecz got. Papa John’s is awful.

via CryptoCoinsNews