Free Pizzas! Crypto platforms bring in Bitcoin Pizza Day with offers and goodies

Cryptocurrency platforms bring Bitcoin Pizza Day by distributing free pizzas, gift vouchers and other goodies. Indian gamers Coinswitch, Mudrex, and Zebpay are running campaigns to promote and celebrate the day Bitcoin was first used to purchase a real good.

The cryptocurrency community around the world widely celebrates Bitcoin Pizza Day on May 22 every year. The symbolism of the event is to mark how open source internet money, which was not of much value at the time, became the highest cryptocurrency in the world and experienced widespread adoption.

Cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch delivers pizza to cryptocurrency users who share their experiences of entering the cryptocurrency world. CEO Ashish Singhal wrote in a tweet, “Share your first experience investing in cryptocurrency, and I will gift a pizza for a unique story. Let’s celebrate with pizza.” He also notes that his introduction to cryptocurrency was in 2014, when he started dealing with Bitcoin nodes and tokens.

Similarly, Exchange Zebpay has a Bitcoin Pizza Day promotion on the platform. Cryptocurrency users who trade on the platform today can win $1,000 worth of gift vouchers. “Trade from Rs 1,000 to 1 lakh or more and get a chance to win prizes including cash vouchers, airline tickets and much more,” the platform said on Twitter.

Mudrex, a cryptocurrency investment platform, is running a Bitcoin Pizza Day campaign and has distributed pizzas to nearly 300 startups and companies in and around Bengaluru. It has also partnered with Via Milano in Bangalore, giving new signers the chance to enjoy free pizza offered by Via Milano.

CEO and co-founder Idole Patel said, “Bitcoin Pizza Day symbolizes the incredible journey of cryptocurrency, from humble transaction to global phenomenon. It reminds us of the huge growth potential and transformative power of digital assets in shaping the future of finance.”

Global crypto player Binance is collaborating with community members to make their own pizzas, complete with their own “BTC” toppings logo. Participants will win the cryptocurrency equivalent of pizza for a year.

What is bitcoin pizza day

The day is celebrated to mark the first time that Bitcoin was used in a real transaction. On May 22, 2010, two pizzas were bought for 10,000 bitcoins, at a time when bitcoin was known and understood by very few people.

Laszlo Hanich, a programmer in Florida who was part of the initial stages of Bitcoin, decided that he had to use the tokens that had been mined. He then posted a message on the Bitcoin Talk forum saying, “I’m going to pay 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas, maybe like two big ones, so I have some left over for the next day.”

A few days later, on May 22, a guy on the forum named Jeremy Sturdivant accepted the offer and got Haniech and two Papa John’s pizzas. One Bitcoin is worth $26,830.5 today, and it was worth $69,044 at an all-time high in 2021.