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?
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.
Laszlo famously celebrated the transaction on bitcointalk.org.
I just want to report that I successfully traded 10,000 bitcoins for pizza.
The Case for Papa John’s
Laszlo’s pictures link on bitcointalk.org 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 BitcoinWhosWho.com.
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 bitcoin.it 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?