Laszlo Hanyecz

Bitcoin Pizza

Laszlo Hanyecz (laszlo) is a programmer from Florida who made the first documented purchase of a good with Bitcoin when he bought two Domino’s pizzas from jercos for 10,000 BTC. laszlo had made contributions to Bitcoin’s source code in the past. Hanyecz lászló is known as a man who spent 10000 Bitcoin for a pizza.


10000 Bitcoin Pizza

Bitcoin pizza for 10000 BTC

On May 17, 2010, laszlo posted a request to buy pizza with bitcoin. It was on May 22 that he reported successfully trading 10,000 BTC for two pizzas, with jercos ordering the pizza and receiving the coins. The bitcoins were quoted at $41 at the time of the offer[1].

Late Hal Finney (computer scientist) downloaded the software to mine bitcoins on the same day it was released. He received 10 bitcoins (Jan 12, 2009) as a reward, which was the first transaction in the bitcoin distributed ledger (other than Nakamoto’s if you consider that a transaction).

Just for info: Gavin Andresen, a coder in New England who bought 10,000 bitcoins for $50 created a website, ‘Bitcoin Faucet’ in 2010, and he gave away all those coins just because.

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.

Thanks, Laszlo[2].

Pizza Index

The Pizza Index is the value of the bitcoins spent on the pizzas, were they to be sold rather than spent on pizza. It started at $41 when the transaction actually occurred, and rose significantly since then, topping at $15.5 million in April 2017.

Bitcoin Pizza Day

To commemorate the transaction, May 22 is dubbed Bitcoin Pizza Day. Pizza providers worldwide offer discounts to bitcoin users to commemorate laszlo’s purchase.

External links

See Also on BitcoinWiki


  2. Pizza for bitcoins?