Laszlo Hanyecz

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Laszlo Hanyecz
Names/Aliaseslaszlo, laszloh
DisappearedJun 2011
ActiveApr 2010-Jun 2011, Feb 2014
Known forlaszlo's Pizza

Laszlo Hanyecz made the first documented purchase with bitcoin when he bought two Domino's pizzas from jercos for 10,000 BTC.

laszlo's Pizza

The pizzas bought by laszlo
On May 17, 2010, laszlo posted a request to buy pizza with bitcoin. It was on May 22 that he successfully traded 10,000 BTC for two pizzas, with jercos ordering the pizza and receiving the coins. The bitcoins were quoted at $41 at the time of the offer.

Bitcoin Pizza Index

The Pizza Index is the value of the bitcoins spent on the pizzas, were they to be sold rather than spent on pizza. It started at $41 when the transaction actually occurred, and rose significantly since then, topping at $12.4 million in november 2013.

Bitcoin Pizza Day

To commemorate the transaction, May 22 is dubbed Bitcoin Pizza Day. Pizza providers worldwide offer discounts to bitcoin users.