A man from Romania has purchased 10,000 pizzas using Bitcoin to celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day, in a move that has even attracted the attention of crypto’s most powerful man, Binance’s Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”).
Daniel Nita, a Bitcoin enthusiast and crypto influencer on YouTube, shared on Twitter that he ordered 10,000 pizzas at Vintage Pub Bucharest in Romania. His total order came to 1.01 Bitcoin, which is around US$27,140 (AU$40,800).
This means that each whole pizza costs around US$2.70 (AU$4). “History has been made, LFG,” Nita tweeted.
Bitcoin Pizza Day is on May 22, and it commemorates the day in 2010 when a man named Laszlo Hanyecz bought two Papa John’s pizzas with 10,000 Bitcoin.
“No one can say now [that] Bitcoin has no value,” Nita wrote.
The crypto enthusiast made his payment with Binance Pay, the payment arm of the world’s largest crypto exchange. This, unsurprisingly, caught the attention of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, who commended Daniel Nita for his stunt.
“That’s a lot of pizza now I think about it. I assume I can have some pizza when I am in Romania again 😂,” Zhao joked.
In a video shared by Binance, Nita was also filmed paying for his order via mobile. His order came through in the end – we hope he invited friends and family for the feast.
10,000 pizzas: a world record?
Nita’s public stunt appears to be part of a community gathering in Bucharest called ‘Bizza Day’ for fans of crypto. The event allowed attendees to buy a digital collectible to claim a slice of pizza, and so Nita bought 10,000.
On Twitter, several accounts claimed that Nita broke the Guiness World Record for buying 10,000 whole pizzas. The crypto influencer was also presented with a framed certificate stating that he secured a ‘Guinness World Record’.
However, the certificate presented was by the ‘Official World Record’ (OWR), not the official Guinness World Records organisation. A search of officialworldrecord.com – as printed on the certificate presented to Nita – also shows that the OWR appears to be unaffiliated with the Guinness World Records.
“Bitcoin Pizza Day is a testament to the power of community and the growing acceptance of BTC as part of our daily lives,” Yi He, Binance co-founder and chief marketing officer, shares in a statement to The Chainsaw.
“As more people recognise the value and potential of blockchain and crypto, our community grows stronger, and we continue to build our industry.” he adds.
On the GWR’s Twitter account, there is also no mention of Daniel Nita’s achievement. World record or not, we hope the pizzas were delicious and they didn’t go to waste.