Bitcoiner Sets New Guinness World Record on Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023
- Daniel Nita bought 10,000 pizzas with only a single Bitcoin in Romania.
- 13 years ago, Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas, which are now worth over $270 million.
The cryptocurrency community made Guinness World Records history on Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023. Notably, Daniel Nita, a Romanian Bitcoiner and crypto influencer, bought 10,000 pizzas with a single Bitcoin. Accordingly, the act established a new Official World Record in the category “Most Pizzas Sold in 24 hours.”
Nita celebrated the new record and claimed that “No one can say now Bitcoin has no value.” He bought the 10,000 pizzas at Vintage Pub Bucharest (Romania) using Binance Pay as his payment method. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) replied to Nita’s tweet with “Legend!”
Daniel Nita set the new Guinness World Record during Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023. Bitcoiners internationally celebrated the day when 13 years ago, Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC to Jeremy Sturdivant for two pizzas. As a result, Hanyecz and Sturdivant’s transaction is recognized as Bitcoin’s first real-world transaction.
In a 2019 statement, Hanyecz expressed his delight at his 10,000 BTC purchase. “I wanted to do the pizza thing because to me it was free pizza,” he said.
I got pizza for contributing to an open-source project. Usually, hobbies are a time sink and money sink, and in this case, my hobby bought me dinner.
Bitcoiners around the world celebrated Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023 in their own ways. Over a dozen Bitcoiners in Bali tweeted a photo commemorating the day together with plates of pizza. United States Senator Ted Cruz also acknowledged the day on Twitter. Meanwhile, Binance celebrated the day by serving Pizzas in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and Naples, Italy.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin trades at a rate of $27,318 with a growth rate of 1.8% over the past 24 hours. It has a market capitalization of $529,370,769,355 with a 24-hour trading volume of $13,539,832,246.