Bitcoin Stories: The Million-Dollar Pizza (10,000 Bitcoins in 2010)

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Bitcoin Stories Million-Dollar Pizza

Bitcoin Stories: The Million-Dollar Pizza

One of the more famous Bitcoin stories is about one of the earliest real world purchases made with Bitcoins in 2010. A Bitcoin Forum user named Laszlo offered to pay 10,000 BTC for a pizza. Here’s his original offer from May 18, 2010:

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.  I like having left over pizza to nibble on later.  You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place, but 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!

I like things like onions, peppers, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc.. just standard stuff no weird fish topping or anything like that.  I also like regular cheese pizzas which may be cheaper to prepare or otherwise acquire.

If you’re interested please let me know and we can work out a deal.


Four days later, Laszlo proudly reported that he had successfully traded 10,000 Bitcoins for pizza, which was about $25 at the time. Not a bad price but pretty slow delivery time.

Just under three years later, the value of Bitcoins has soared to $100 per BTC, making that pizza worth over $1 million!

Here is a photo of the actual million-dollar pizza, and presumably Laszlo’s son going after a slice.

Bitcoin Stories Million-Dollar Pizza

That forum thread is still active, with the latest post today reading simply:

“Wow. I wish I had 10,000 bitcoins now.”


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One Response to Bitcoin Stories: The Million-Dollar Pizza (10,000 Bitcoins in 2010)

  1. […] man, in May 2010, offered to pay 10,000 BTC to someone to deliver a pizza to him. That sum is now worth over […]

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