The First #Bitcoin Transaction; Was it for two @dominos or @PapaJohns #pizza?

Are these the real bitcoin pizzas?
There is strong evidence to support either thesis. Bitcoin Pizza Day is May 22. No better time to review the evidence. Whose pizza is worth $98 million today?

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Eight years ago “Jercos” sold “Laszlo” 2 pizzas for 10,000 BTC. It was the first transaction in bitcoin history for an economic good or service. At the time 1 BTC was $USD00.08.

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Laszlo famously celebrated the transaction on

I just want to report that I successfully traded 10,000 bitcoins for pizza.


Thanks jercos!

The Case for Papa John’s

Laszlo’s pictures link on is now dead but the images live on in cyberspace and clearly show a Papa John’s pizza box with sauce in the corner and everything. Several books have been published referencing Papa John’s based on these images.

The Case for Domino’s

Jercos remembers it was Domino’s in a 2015 interview with

I’m starting to really regret not keeping chat logs of the event, as I clearly remember Domino’s pizza (right down to their particular web interface)…

And the wiki entry on Laszlo also specifies Domino’s.

Laszlo Hanyecz (laszlo) made the first documented purchase of a good with bitcoin when he bought two Domino’s pizzas from jercos for 10,000 BTC.

Will these conflicting reports ever be resolved? Could it be possible that Laszlo didn’t post the right images? Does Jercos have a bad memory?

What do you believe?

The Transaction
17SkEw2md5avVNyYgj6RiXuQKNwkXaxFyQ (address used by Jercos)
1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4 (address used by Laszlo)

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