May 22, 2023 at 12:07 GMTModified date: May 22, 2023 at 16:32 GMT
May 22, 2023 at 12:07 GMT

Binance’s CZ marks Bitcoin Pizza Day with an AMA

If you didn’t know already, Bitcoin Pizza Day is the annual event to mark the day in 2010 when some numpty infamously bought two pizzas with 10,000 Bitcoins.

Bitcoin Pizza Day. Pic: Unsplash

If you didn’t know already, Bitcoin Pizza Day is the annual event to mark the day when some numpty bought two pizzas with 10,000 Bitcoins.

The story goes that on 22 May 2010 – in what became the first recorded retail transaction using Bitcoin – a BTC programmer by the name of Laszlo Hanyecz infamously bought two Papa Johns pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins, when the crypto was worth less than a penny.

By today’s BTC price rate ($26,800.56 at the time of writing), that would be worth a soul-crushing $268million.


To mark this sad event, Binance has been having fun of #BitcoinPizzaDay by showing its CEO Changpeng Zhao “giving tips on making the best #BinancePizza”.

It’s currently trending on Twitter with more than a million tweets, as everybody seems to be having fun at Laszlo’s expense…

To coincide with the event, Binance even offered a year’s supply of pizza. CZ is also doing a Bitcoin Pizza Day AMA to discuss BTC today at 2pm UTC.

More importantly, Binance conducted a poll and asked the burning question of whether pineapple belongs on a pizza, to which 50.5% of 22,255 responders voted ‘Yes’.

Other exchanges getting in on BitcoinPizzaDay marketing opportunities include Huobi, MEXC, Bitget and KuCoin.

Legendary developer Lazlo was the first Bitcoin developer to release the BTC code for Mac OS. He was also the first programmer to script GPU mining code for BTC, which he trialled and successfully managed to mine with a higher hash rate.

For the record, Laszlo has stated in the past that he does not regret spending the 10,000 BTC on two Papa Johns pizzas.

They must have been very tasty pizzas indeed…

Bitcoin today

At the time of writing on 22 May, Bitcoin – the world’s number one crypto – is trading at $26,800.56, down 0.40% in the past day.

It has a live market cap of $519,341,396,106, with a circulating supply of 19,380,431 BTC coins and a maximum supply of 21,000,000 BTC coins.