Bitcoin and pizza: A feast of parallels for the digital age

Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Today, we celebrate Laszlo Hanyecz’ historic bitcoin-for-pizza transaction – the first time bitcoins were used as currency in exchange for real-world goods. You can read Laszlo’s original bitcoin-for-pizza forum post here.

This year, instead of focusing on Laszlo’s mindboggling opportunity cost (yes, those 10,000 bitcoins are worth about $700M today), let’s pay tribute to the amazing assets on both sides of this trade.

The aromatic allure of a freshly baked pizza and the first sparks of Bitcoin-interest inspiration might seem worlds apart. But digging deeper into their doughy and digital depths, surprising similarities come to light.

Origins in elemental elegance

The humble pizza, crafted from basic ingr ..

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