- Bitcoin Pizza Day will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
- There are several ways to take advatage of promotions, contests, airdrops, and giveaways this year.
- Participating users can win free pizza, free cryptocurrency, and promotional items from various companies.
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Saturday, May 22 marks the eleventh anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day. Here’s how to take part in the celebration.
What Is Pizza Day?
In 2010, early Bitcoin adopter Laszlo Hanyecz ordered two pizzas for 10,000 BTC, an amount that was worth just $25 at the time.
“I’ll pay 10,000 BTC for a couple of pizzas,” Hanyecz posted to the BitcoinTalk forums. “Like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day….You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place.”
Soon, another BitcoinTalk user accepted the offer and ordered two pizzas from Papa John’s to Hanyecz’s address.
Eleven years later, 10,000 BTC is worth more than $350 million, and the date is now an annually celebrated event as it marks the first time Bitcoin was spent on a product or service.
Get Free Pizza or Free Bitcoin
Several companies are commemorating the event this year. Slice is giving away more than 2,500 pizzas across the U.S. in partnership with PizzaDAO. Meanwhile, Papa John’s is giving U.K. customers £10 of free Bitcoin when they place an order of at least £20.
Additionally, crypto companies are rewarding engagement on social media. Paxful, BZ Africa, and Beldex will give users who describe or design their ideal pizza a chance to win crypto. Huobi, OceanEX, CoinTiger, and Sesterce are giving away free cryptocurrency to those who retweet or share contest announcements.