Cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer commemorated the infamous Bitcoin Pizza Day by donating pies to a number of homeless shelter organizations.
In 2010, one year after bitcoin’s initial launch, Bitcointalk.org forum user and programmer Laszlo Hanyecz became recognized as the first person to pay for goods with the cryptocurrency. In a moment that has since been immortalized, Hanyecz paid another forum user 10,000 BTC to have two Papa John’s pizzas delivered to him.
The bitcoin, valued around $41 in 2010, would be worth more than $92 million at today’s prices.
Cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the event by ordering pizzas for local homeless shelters.
#BitcoinPizzaDay is a very special day for our community. For its 10-year anniversary, we decided to make it special for others too🍕— bitFlyer USA (@bitFlyerUSA) May 22, 2020
bitFlyer USA is donating pizzas to local organizations supporting homeless families such as @RaphaelHouse @CompassSF @sfcityimpact and more! pic.twitter.com/fyy9iYIaLt
#BitcoinPizzaDay is a reminder of how special our community is and how far we've come over the last 10 years— bitFlyer USA (@bitFlyerUSA) May 22, 2020
We're happy to put our two sats to help those who, while are not part of our community yet, need our support more than ever
Let's continue building #Bitcoin for everyone
BitFlyer chief operating officer Joel Edgerton told Cointelegraph the exchange had coordinated the event with shelter managers.
We ordered the pizzas ourselves from a local chain and delivered them to the homeless shelters. We worked closely with the managers of the shelters to ensure they get the appropriate amount and get there on time.
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