The driver, who had a $ 5 bitcoin (BTC) tip for the pizza delivery service, is said to have reappeared seven years later.
According to the Redditor post btcbible, Bitcoin ordered the pizza on December 28, 2013 and gave the delivery driver two options in his honor: a $ 5 bill or 0.0069 BTC on a paper wallet. At the time, the cost was almost the same, considering that the price of the cryptoasset was $ 774.
However, the driver contacted btcbible this week to help transfer money to the hot wallet. Bitcoin recently climbed to a full-time high of over $ 58,000, and BTC is now worth around $ 400, more than 7,000% more than hot pizza delivery.
“This allowed the pizza owner to choose between $ 5 in fiat or bitcoin,” btcbible said. Needless to say, I made the right choice. I responded with instructions on how to import the private key through Electrum. ”
Redditor explained that they “are not rich in bitcoin” when they liquidated most of their money last year to buy a house. At the time, Redditor said the driver “had heard about Bitcoin from the news and understood the general concept,” but “was obviously still new to it.”
The Reddit post is a reminder of one of the most iconic stories in the crypto space since the beginning of Bitcoin. The first documented commercial purchase for BTC was an order for two pizzas in May 2010, when a programmer paid 10,000 bitcoins – now worth about $ 580 million – to a Bitcoin Talk user to send two pies from Papa John’s store in the United States.