The Bitcoin Pizza story, how a programmer paid 10,000 bitcoin for 2 pizzas.
Back in 2010, Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz talked someone into accepting the 10,000 Bitcoins he’d “mined” on his computer in exchange for two pizzas.
“It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool,” Mr. Hanyecz told the New York Times recently.
In those distant days before twerking went mainstream, Hanyecz estimated that each Bitcoin his computer had earned through basically crunching numbers was worth a fraction of a cent, like the cash value of a coupon you might receive in the mail, only much less.
So at the time, it seemed like something of a coup to score two piping hot pies with money that some software had essentially willed into existence through some fringe mathematical magic.
Always remember to keep your eyes open for opportunities.
Failure will always happen, but in the case, you succeed, make sure it counts