On May 22, 2010, a 19 year old made history. Jeremy Sturdivant (19) saw a request on BitcoinTalk forum, posted just 3 days prior by Laslo Hanyecz (28), creating the first concrete valuation of bitcoin.
Laslo’s exact request?
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
Jeremy responded with large cheese and supreme pizzas from Papa John’s worth $41, establishing bitcoin valuation price of:
1 BTC = $0.0025
Art details: Original digital hand painted motion art portrait. The ticker tape displays the historical daily price indexes recorded on this day.Dimensions: 720 x 1080, 19.9 MB, Duration: 15 seconds
Created with Corel Painter, Adobe After Effects & Adobe Premiere
Artist: Denise Holt