In May 2010, Bitcoin enthusiast Laszlo Hanyecz offered 10,000 BTC on Bitcointalk in exchange for two pizzas. Another user on the forum accepted the offer and ordered pizzas from Papa John’s. This is regarded as the world’s first ever Bitcoin transaction and has since become an iconic symbol of the cryptocurrency’s early days.
To celebrate this monumental event in cryptocurrency, blockchain ecosystem and crypto infrastructure provider Binance is hosting the 13th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day. The celebrations have kicked off in the birthplace of pizza—Naples, Italy—on May 21 and will continue with local pizzeria and pizza van takeovers in 10 countries, including Brazil, Bahrain, Pakistan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Uruguay, Mexico, Argentina, and New Zealand.
The community is also invited to celebrate Pizza Day on social media and the Binance app. For instance, in the Philippines, participants who share about Bitcoin Pizza Day on social media will stand a chance to win a special Binance pizza and Binance merchandise.
Online celebrations will continue as Binance hosts a virtual live meet-up with the attendance of CZ on May 22 at 12:00 PM UTC, featuring discussions on the meaning of Bitcoin Pizza Day with prominent Binance Feed creators.
Bitcoin Pizza Day stands as a pivotal milestone for the crypto industry, signifying its remarkable exponential growth and paving the path for widespread adoption of digital currencies over the past 13 years.