Bitcoin Pizza Day
You've probably heard of the original story about Laszlo buying two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoin on May 22nd, 2010. A historical event known for the first-ever documented purchase using bitcoin, showcasing the bitcoin network's growth since the early days of the Magic Internet Money.This is how it started:
But he didn't succeed right away:
“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.”
After all, he did make history:
“So nobody wants to buy me pizza? Is the bitcoin amount I'm offering too low?”
“I just want to report that I successfully traded 10,000 bitcoins for pizza.”
Check out the original post of the conversation is available on bitcointalk.org.
Lightning Pizza Day
After almost eight years, it was time for Laszlo to make history again when he posted the following message on The Lightning-dev mailing list about buying 2 pizzas with 649,000 sats via The Lightning Network:
“I wanted to try out a real trade using lightning network. I don't know of any pizza places near me that accept lightning bitcoin yet but a friend from London agreed to do it and he sub contracted out the pizza delivery to a local shop.”
And he succeeded again!
“When the pizza delivery arrived, I was asked “What is the preimage?” by the driver. At this point I paid the invoice and instantly received the preimage in return.”
Those were the early days of the Lightning Network, and there are many more great stories to tell. Only three years later, we now see the importance of the network for small payments, but that wasn't all that obvious by then:
“So is there any point to doing this instead of an on chain transaction? For what I described here, probably not.”
In retrospect, everything seems obvious, but it isn't. We respect all the pioneers who showed us the way and helped us learn about Bitcoin every day. Now that you are a bitcoiner, do realize that we are still early! You are pioneering with us by using the Lightning network and changing the world, one step at a time.
Check out the original post on the Lightning-dev mailing list.
The Lightning Pizza transaction
Amount (Satoshis): 649000
Description: 1XL Cheesy Pizza, 1 Deluxe Pizza
Timestamp String: 2018-02-24T20:28:40.000Z
Earn free bitcoin buying pizza
Do you really want to spend your bitcoin buying pizza? That's all up to you. We prefer buying pizza with euros and receiving bitcoin as a reward at this moment.
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Eet smakelijk! Bon appetit! Enjoy your meal! Guten Appetit! And... stack stats!