A day like today, but in 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10 thousand bitcoins for 2 family pizzas. Since then, every May 22nd this event is celebrated as the Bitcoin Pizza Day. Beyond being an anecdote that drives us crazy, because it makes us realize the value of these 10 thousand bitcoins today, this event marked a before and after in the history of Bitcoin adoption. Its first commercial transaction. I hope they were at least tasty. I’m talking about the price. God!
Over the years, that anniversary has become the Thanksgiving of all Bitcoiners in the world. What do you do? A Pizza Party! Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day, everyone!
Now, let’s talk about the most popular Kryptonews of the week.
Elon Musk reveals how much Bitcoin he has during a discussion with J.K. Rowling about kryptonau
Every new movement is always looking for celebrity validation. Somehow, the blessing of a celebrity is something we long for. It’s very common to see it in religions or in different causes. And it’s true. Scientology does become more interesting when we know that Nicole Kidman is involved. And of course, when I suddenly think of Natalie Portman, I feel like eating meat. The effect doesn’t last long and it goes away when the roast comes, but it’s proof that celebrities influence everything.
Elon Musk is the futuristic entrepreneur who will take us to Mars. He’s the guy who will make all the things we’ve been dreaming about for decades and so far only see in science fiction movies come true. It would be very hard for us to discover that he’s not a fan of Bitcoin. So, his ambivalent position is somewhat comforting to us. He admits to partially owned by sun, consensus singapore 2020, in partnership with ciphertrace, day of reckoning, sued shrem in september, yuan-based cryptocurrency trading pairs, dissolved its relationship, became an adviser, issued a statement, htc exodus 1 having only 0.25 Bitcoin. But we would like it to be a lie. And we dream of the possibility that one of these days it will be discovered that it’s actually one of the great whales of the system. That would explain her constant flirtation with the Bitcoin community. It was all a game, we’d say, in relief. Elon loves Bitcoin.
However, I think one day, Bitcoin won’t need celebrities. Bitcoin will be bigger than any celebrity. After a certain point, celebrity approval will be irrelevant and will not generate any more headlines.
Did Satoshi just move his coins for the first time in 11 years?
That’s a matter that aroused the curiosity of half the world. A portfolio previously linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, was moved for the first time. The bitcoins in that wallet were mined the first month after launch. Of course, it’s not clear if those bitcoins really belong to Satoshi-san, but it was always assumed that that was the case. We assumed this because we only know of three people who mined during that period, Satoshi Nakamoto, Hal Finney and Martti Malmi. Since Hal died, it is likely that their portfolios are in the hands of their heirs.
What is so desperate about this situation is the mystery. Frankly, that’s what’s killing us here. There’s no reason or little piece of paper that says „Hey, I’m Hal’s daughter and I moved 50 bitcoins.“ „I got them out of there because I’m buying a house in Honolulu.“ But no. The first bitcoiners always make us suffer with their mysteries. Okay, okay, they have a right to privacy. But those addresses are public. And they’re a little bit too small to scratch.