May 22, 2022 marks the 12th anniversary of bitcoin pizza day. here’s what you can expect from participating companies.
The crypto community celebrated the 12th anniversary of bitcoin pizza day this year on May 22, 2022. The event commemorates one of the first cryptocurrency purchases: two papa john’s pizzas that were paid for with bitcoin in 2010.
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That purchase was made on the bitcointalk forums by laszlo hanyecz, who paid a total of 10,000 btc. Although that amount is now worth nearly $300 million, at the time it was worth only $41. And because there were no companies accepting bitcoin directly, Hanyecz had to pay another user to order pizza on his behalf.
Now, more than a decade later, Bitcoin Pizza Day has become a milestone in the history of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, with a number of companies celebrating it.
binance, which operates the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, held the largest bitcoin pizza day celebration this year. The company opened a one-day pizza stand in Cannes on Friday, May 20, in cooperation with the Mister Pizza pizzeria chain.
The CEO of the company, Changpeng Zhao, personally attended and posted photos of himself making pizza with the restaurant chain’s employees.
While that live event has ended, Binance is now running a ten-day online giveaway. participants must bake their own pizza and share a photo of it. the contest is open for submissions between May 19 and May 29, 2022.
Five winners will receive $2,000 in Binance Coin from Binance (BnB), which Binance says is enough money to buy three pizzas a week for an entire year.
binance is not the only cryptocurrency company to hold a giveaway. Another leading exchange, Huobi Global, is offering a 50 BTC ($1.5 million) prize pool. users will need to collect different ingredient cards by making trades; Various prizes are available in addition to cash prizes, including Pizza Day prizes. participation is open until May 29.
stealthex, meanwhile, is hosting a pac-man competition through May 26. players will compete for the character to eat as many pizzas as possible. the top three players will share a prize pool of 16 million shib tokens ($200).
bitbuy is also running a short promotion. Starting Sunday, May 22, new users who sign up to the exchange and deposit at least $250 will receive $100 for free. the exchange called the gift a “free topping.”
researchdao is offering a chance to win a free limited edition pizza-themed wallet from ballet crypto, a popular manufacturer of “metal wallets”.
one competition is already closed: xbto teamed up with the inter miami cf soccer team to hold a raffle during a game at the drv pnk stadium in florida. The promotion consisted of two parts: multiple customers won tickets to the game by ordering pizza from Papa John’s, and one audience member won $4,999 in bitcoins by registering for the game.
Finally, cryptobootcampcommunity coordinated a series of pizza hangouts in major cities across Africa. More than a dozen events were coordinated in different cities, including Abuja (Nigeria’s capital) and Kampala (Uganda’s capital).
Other big names in the cryptocurrency industry aren’t hosting contests or giveaways, but have mentioned bitcoin pizza day in passing. Those who watched the date on twitter include crypto.com, roger ver, litecoin and trezor.
Several other crypto companies are also hosting giveaways. Most of these companies are exchanges, such as probit, gate.io, bitrue, viabtc, coinex, lbank, and okx, which run simple social media contests with small cash prizes.
Lesser known crypto companies also offer prizes. Those companies include mymetafarm (a blockchain game), richquack (a project incubator), luaswap (a defi exchange), astra protocol (a web3 compliance layer), thundercore (a blockchain for app developers) and noah (a bitcoin-powered payment platform). application).
Collectively, the giveaways announced so far will pay out thousands of dollars in rewards, with many lasting for days past the Pizza Day main event on May 22.
That means there are plenty of opportunities for crypto investors to get involved. To find a full list of events, search for #bitcoinpizzaday on twitter.
For previous bitcoin pizza day events, check out last year’s coverage on this topic.