Every year on May 22, the cryptocurrency community celebrates Bitcoin Pizza Day. The reason for the celebration was a landmark event for the industry, when in 2010 programmer Laszlo Heinitz purchased two Papa John’s pizzas for 10,000 BTC.
At the time of writing, they are worth more than $294 million. Now, for this money, you can buy Pablo Picasso’s Young Girl with a Flower Basket twice ($115 million) or six original copies US Constitution ($43.2 million).
The Bitcoin pizza is worth $294,756,033 today. (+0.98% from yesterday) Today is Bitcoin pizza day!
— Bitcoin Pizza 🍕 (@bitcoin_pizza) May 22, 2022
PizzaDAO decided to host 100 parties in 75 countries, including the US, Argentina, South Korea, the UK and Japan. The decentralized autonomous organization also released a Rare Pizza NFT collection celebrating the big day.
On the eve of the holiday, the Binance cryptocurrency exchange held a themed event in Cannes. The head of the company, Changpeng Zhao, took part in the celebration – he personally prepared pizza for visitors to the Mister Pizza establishment.
Thanks to Mister Pizza for letting us use the shop, and teaching me how to make the pizza. pic.twitter.com/Dbe5AQBB2d
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) May 20, 2022
Binance has also launched a contest to give five users a “year supply of free pizza” ($2,000 in BNB). Winners will be chosen on May 29th.
The KuCoin exchange is hosting a contest for $500 in USDT. Users were asked to describe their first purchase using cryptocurrencies.
🍕 $500 GIVEAWAY 🍕#BitcoinPizzaDay is coming. Let’s start the celebration! 🥳🎊🙌
— KUCOIN (@kucoincom) May 20, 2022
The Huobi platform announced that it will distribute 1 BTC among 100 winners who buy pizza with Dogecoin (DOGE).
12 yrs ago Laszlo bought 2 pizzas🍕w/ 10,000 #BTC
12 yrs later, who will be the 1st one to buy a Pizza🍕with $DOGE?
💥 100 WINNERS share 1 BTC
— Huobi (@HuobiGlobal) May 19, 2022
Recall that in May 2022, Laszlo Heinnitz said that he actually spent much more than 10,000 BTC on pizza.
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