Today, May 22, the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day is celebrated. An event that remained in the history of the crypto community. To inform you a little about this event continue reading.
Bitcoin Pizza Day is celebrated today
On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a Florida-based programmer, paid 10,000 Bitcoins in exchange for two pizzas. Of course, back then, the cryptocurrency was worth next to nothing compared to the value Bitcoin has today.
So, raising the possibility today of buying a pizza with Bitcoin sounds quite normal. However, 10 years ago this was not remotely similar.
To achieve this, Laszlo published on the Bitcointalk, the Bitcoin forum created by Satoshi Nakamoto himself, who was willing to pay 10,000 Bitcoins in exchange for two large pizzas. About four days later, Laszlo shared with the community that he had made it, had finally obtained his two pizzas in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins.
At the time of the operation, as commented by a community member in the post published by Laszlo, 10,000 Bitcoins was equivalent to approximately $ 41. Today it would be about 90 million dollars.
Since then, this event is celebrated every May 22, today being the tenth anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day. It was the first time that an exchange for a service in Bitcoin was achieved, which has probably been the most expensive dinner in history.
BTC trend on Bitcoin Pizza Day
On the occasion of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day, one of our analysts gives us a report of the trend that Bitcoin has had during the day.
In today’s article, Tom Lips, a cryptocurrency analyst, points out that Bitcoin has been trading at $ 9,150. It also highlights the short, medium and long-term Bitcoin trends.
As for the short-term trend, Lips points out that it will be bearish and suggests deleting the $ 10,000 list, also claims to welcome the 9k.
Changpeng Zhao remembers the beginnings of Bitcoin
The CEO of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has recalled the beginnings of the market-leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. And not only for the event that today is the tenth anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day. Rather, because of what could be done when Bitcoin came to light.
In this context, CZ spoke through Twiter about how during the first days of cryptocurrencies, a person with his browser and the power of his computer, could easily mine dozens of BTC.
Tether ascends to third place in the Ranking
Tether (USDT) outperformed Ripple for a few hours in the market cap ranking according to data taken from CoinMarketCap.
Although it is a surprise for Ripple enthusiasts, it is news that has been expected for a few months. One of the reasons why this event has occurred is believed to be due to the fact that this is the main source of financing for all the projects carried out by this company.
Although on multiple occasions the crypto company has pointed out that XRP and Ripple are independent of each other, it cannot be ignored that Ripple is the main Hodl of XRP. With more than 80% of the total token offer at your disposal.
PrimeXBT platform expands operations to Latam
The PrimeXBT platform has expanded across Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. But it seems that he has had an interest to venture into Latin America, initially through Argentina and Brazil.
The company recently published job vacancies in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Recall that interest in Bitcoin and crypto has had a significant rebound within Latin America.
In this sense, it is believed that the company’s strategy is to capitalize on this growing interest in commerce and capture market share in the prosperous region.