On May 22, 2010, a Florida programmer named, Laszlo Hanyecz, bought two pizzas using 10,000 Bitcoins [Even today, that day is celebrated as Bitcoin pizza day]. Ten thousand coins were then worth about Rs.2600. Bitcointalk user named Jeremy Sturdivant (jercos) agreed to buy the pizza for him, and the buyer benefited from it. The person paid only around Rs.1625 for the two pizzas. This purchase of two Papa John’s pizzas is believed to be the first real-world bitcoin transaction.
Those 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than Rs.280 crore today.
He posted on the Bitcoin Talk forum on May 22, 2010, writing :
“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!”
“I like things like onions, peppers, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc.. just standard stuff no weird fish topping or anything like that. I also like regular cheese pizzas which may be cheaper to prepare or otherwise acquire.”
“If you’re interested please let me know and we can work out a deal.”
“It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool,” Hanyecz told The New York Times in 2013. “No one knew it was going to get so big.”