Laszlo Did It Again. He Bought Two Pizzas With Sats!
Not now, but back in 2018 on this day, the 25th of February. Laszlo Hanyecz recreated his famous pizza purchase, this time over lightning.
After his epic pizza spree that cost him a mere 10000 bitcoin in 2010, he redid it with lightning 8 years later.
I myself have done the same last year, I bought two pizzas and paid 30000 sats. Can’t wait to see how well this fact is gonna age in a few years!
Do you want to do the same and spend some precious sats to buy pizza? You can find a pizza place on Bitrefill, try it here.
Lightning Pizza Day
After almost eight years, it was time for Laszlo to make history again when he posted the following message on The Lightning-dev mailing list about buying 2 pizzas with 649,000 sats via The Lightning Network:
“I wanted to try out a real trade using lightning network. I don’t know of any pizza places near me that accept lightning bitcoin yet but a friend from London agreed to do it and he sub contracted out the pizza delivery to a local shop.”
And he succeeded again!
“When the pizza delivery arrived, I was asked “What is the preimage?” by the driver. At this point I paid the invoice and instantly received the preimage in return.”
Those were the early days of the Lightning Network, and there are many more great stories to tell. Only three years later, we now see the importance of the network for small payments, but that wasn’t all that obvious by then:
“So is there any point to doing this instead of an on chain transaction? For what I described here, probably not.”
In retrospect, everything seems obvious, but it isn’t. We respect all the pioneers who showed us the way and helped us learn about Bitcoin every day. Now that you are a bitcoiner, do realize that we are still early! You are pioneering with us by using the Lightning network and changing the world, one step at a time.
Check out the original post on the Lightning-dev mailing list.
The Lightning Pizza transaction
Amount (Satoshis): 649000
Description: 1XL Cheesy Pizza, 1 Deluxe Pizza
Timestamp String: 2018-02-24T20:28:40.000Z
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