Saturday Is Bitcoin Pizza Day: Here’s How to Take Part
Saturday, May 22, marks the eleventh anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day. Here’s how to take part in the celebration.
What Is Pizza Day?
In 2010, early Bitcoin adopter Laszlo Hanyecz ordered two pizzas for 10,000 BTC, an amount that was worth just $25 at the time.
“I’ll pay 10,000 BTC for a couple of pizzas,” Hanyecz posted to the BitcoinTalk forums. “Like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day….You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place.”
Soon, another BitcoinTalk user accepted the offer and ordered two pizzas from Papa John’s to Hanyecz’s address.
Eleven years later, 10,000 BTC is worth more than $350 million, and the date is an annually celebrated event as it marks the first time Bitcoin was spent on a product or service.
Get Free Pizza or Free Bitcoin
Several companies are commemorating the event this year. Slice is giving away more than 2,500 pizzas across the U.S. in partnership with PizzaDAO. Meanwhile, Papa John’s is giving U.K. customers £10 of free Bitcoin when they place an order of at least £20.
Elsewhere, several exchanges are running trading contests. Binance is allowing traders to collect virtual pizza “ingredients” for a chance to win Bitcoin, and Gate.io is running a similar contest.
Additionally, crypto companies are rewarding engagement on social media. Paxful, BZ Africa, and Beldex will give users who describe or design their ideal pizza a chance to win crypto. Huobi, OceanEX, CoinTiger, and Sesterce are giving away free cryptocurrency to those who retweet or share contest announcements.
Gemini UK and OKCoin are giving away free pizza vouchers, while BitBuy is giving away UberEats gift cards to users.
Other Related Events
The deals do not end there: YouHodler is giving away a free Tesla to commemorate Pizza Day; users who put more than $1,000 into the loan service will be entered in the draw. Ballet is giving away pizza keychains to customers who buy a metal wallet.
Collectors of non-fungible tokens can also buy crypto NFTs from various projects, such as RarePizzas and CryptoPizza.
Finally, some companies are donating to charitable causes. Fidelity Digital Assets will donate to Global Food Banking, while Anthony Pompliano’s recently launched Bitcoin Pizza brand will donate to the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund.
Disclaimer: At the time of writing this author held less than $75 of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and altcoins.
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