Eight years ago, a landmark deal was made. For the first time a real good was purchased using. It were two pizzas from Papa John's.

On 22 May 2010 the first case of payment with bitcoins for real goods took place. Laszlo Hanyecz, a programmer from Jacksonville, Florida, bought 2 pizzas from Papa John's for 10,000 BTC worth $25. At current rate, it would be more than $83 million. Lazlo obtained his bitcoins with the help of mining.

On 18 May 2010, Lazlo wrote on BitcoinTalk's forum that he was ready to pay 10,000 in bitcoins for a couple of pizzas, preferably "large ones" with onions, peppers, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc. At that time, it was the equivalent of $30-$41.

"I just thought it would be interesting if I could say that I paid for a pizza in bitcoins," the programmer explained his initiative.

It was not an immediate deal. Actually, it took several days to find someone who was ready to pay for two pizzas for Laszlo and get in exchange from him 10,000 bitcoins.

On 22 May, Lazlo wrote that he managed to find a buyer for his bitcoins, who ordered two pizzas for him and attached a link to the photo of those pizzas. Laszlo transferred 10,000 BTC to his friend Jeremy Sturdivant, who ordered two pizza and paid for them with his credit card.

"This is an open offer by the way. I will trade 10,000 BTC for 2 of these pizzas any time as long as I have the funds. for anyone who does it, because the 2 pizzas are only about 25 dollars total, maybe 30 if you give the guy a nice tip," Laszlo wrote on 12 June.

In February 2018, Laszlo decided to repeat his epoch-making purchase and became the first to buy two pizzas for bitcoins via the Lightning Network. He paid 0.00649 BTC for two pizzas, or $67, and the transaction fee was about $0.06.