On 22nd May every year, crypto enthusiasts all around the world celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. Find out what you can buy today for 10,000 BTC.
In 2010, the crypto fan and programmer, Laszlo Hanyecz, made the first documented commercial transaction with Bitcoin. He bought two Papa John’s pizzas for 10,000 BTC on a bitcointalk.org forum. At the time, this huge amount of bitcoins was worth only $41. During the next 11 years, the price of Bitcoin significantly increased, hitting an all-time high of $64,777.98 on EXMO on 14th April 2021. Currently, 10,000 BTC is worth over $400,000,000 allowing its holders to buy much more than just two pizzas!
First of all, you can still buy pizza with BTC. For instance, the Lightning Pizza platform allows you to pay for Domino’s pizza in bitcoins. Also, you can buy Papa John’s Pizza or Domino’s gift cards with BTC via services like Gyft and eGifter.
Besides that, there are lots of restaurants supporting Bitcoin as accepted payment.
Subway. Since 2013, customers are able to pay for Subway meals in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. It’s not accepted by all Subway chain restaurants but selected ones allow you to pay with BTC such as the ones in Pennsylvania and Buenos Aires.
Starbucks. In March 2021, Starbucks partnered with a crypto marketplace Bakkt, allowing its customers to convert bitcoins into USD, using the Bakkt app and then deposit money on their Starbucks Card saved in the Starbucks app.
Burger King. The popular chain of hamburger fast food restaurants currently accepts Bitcoin in Venezuela. Also, you can technically pay for Burger King food with bitcoins by ordering it online through the Lieferservice delivery service.
Besides this, you can use Bitcoin to pay for many other goods and services.
Utilities. The Bill Pay for Coins service allows you to pay bills and invoices with BTC. For each transaction, the platform charges users a 1.99% fee ($2.49 min and $75 max).
Rent and trips. The blockchain-based travel booking platform, Travala, allows you to pay for hotels and accommodations with BTC and other cryptocurrencies. Another platform accepting Bitcoin is the Spanish-based agency, Destinia.
Space tourism is also a way to spend your bitcoins. Since 2013, Virgin Galactic customers can choose to pay for their cosmic trips with BTC.
Real estate. You can use BTC to buy luxury apartments and houses in different parts of the world via crypto real estate services.
Cars. As Elon Musk has changed his mind on accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, you can no longer buy Tesla with BTC. However, you can still purchase cars of other brands via crypto dealership platforms such as BitCars and AutoCoinCars.
Electronics. Online marketplaces like GipsyBee, Newegg, and Scan.co.uk accept BTC for purchasing electronics and other goods.
Freelance services. Platforms like Freelance For Coins, BitGigs, BitforTip, CryptoJobs allow you to receive paychecks and pay for freelancers’ work with BTC.
Charity. Red Cross, Save the Children, United Way, Wikimedia Foundation and Internet Archive are among nonprofit organisations and charities that accept cryptocurrency.
You can also buy luxury jewelry, cosmetics, online games and even pay for a Time magazine subscription with BTC. Check out what else you can buy with bitcoins.
The best way to celebrate the first ever commercial transaction using Bitcoin is to eat pizza! It’s up to you how and where to buy it — through the Lightning Pizza platform or directly from a restaurant. Just remember to get bitcoins first!