[Ads-l] Bitcoin Pizza Day (May 10, 2012)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 26 16:36:28 EDT 2018

On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz and Jercos (Jeremy Sturdivant) made the first transaction of bitcoin for tangible goods, an exchange of 10K BTC for two Papa John’s Pizzas (http://bitcoinpizzaday.com/about/ <http://bitcoinpizzaday.com/about/>, http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/jercosinterview <http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/jercosinterview>).

As has been much reported since then, May 22 is celebrated as Bitcoin Pizza Day. See "The Founder Of Bitcoin Pizza Day Is Celebrating Today In The Perfect Way” (https://bit.ly/2sg4LJR <https://bit.ly/2sg4LJR>) for a recent example.

The earliest instance of “Bitcoin Pizza Day” I found is May 10, 2012 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80844.0 <https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80844.0>): "[BPD] Bitcoin Pizza Day - PREPARE!” by phelix.

For the insatiably curious, a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/bitcoin_pizza <https://twitter.com/bitcoin_pizza>) keeps track of how much 10K BTC is worth on a daily basis (saying it’s the amount that was paid for one pizza).

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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