“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!”
Jeremy “Jercos” Sturdivant, who was 18 years old at the time, sent him two pizzas for 10,000 BTC after negotiating the food deal. On May 22nd, Hanyecz confirmed the successful BTC transaction.
The value of Bitcoin at the time was only about $0.0041, which mean these pizzas only cost $41.
Today, Bitcoin is equivalent to about $9,085, which means the 10,000 BTC Hanyecz spent on two pizzas over 10 years ago is now worth more than a whopping $90,000,000.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Hanyecz said he enjoys having this crypto honour. The first person to buy something with bitcoin.“I just honestly thought it would be really cool if I could say I just traded this open-source internet money for a real-world good, and I thought what better thing than food? Food is a basic necessity and every geek understands pizza.”
However, apparently, a pretty big chunk of these coins still remain in a wallet out there somewhere…
In tracing the pizza Bitcoin, Coinfirm found 5.79% of the original 10,000 BTC found its way to one of the most sizeable Bitcoin wallets currently in existence. Totalling over $5 million, about 579 of the pizza BTC still occupy the 12th largest wallet in the Bitcoin space. Top 100 BTC wallet address: Rich List (Last update 2020-05-25)