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Bitcoin Pizza Day 2022 | Sponsored by RoninDojo
May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us and celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day 2022! The OC Bitcoin Network was founded in 2019 on Bitcoin Pizza Day at a local pizza joint with less than ten people. Today, we host local meetups all around Orange County. **Pizza is provided by [RoninDojo](https://ronindojo.io/en/about.html), a bitcoin full node with a strong focus on bitcoin, privacy, and sovereignty. If you care about using bitcoin privately, then run RoninDojo.**
As you may know, Bitcoin Pizza Day is coming up on May 22, 2022. If you are unfamiliar, allow us to briefly explain:
Bitcoin, released in 2009, is software designed as “a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that allows online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution” ([Nakamoto, 2009](https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)). On May 22, 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz traded 10,000 bitcoin for two Papa Johns pizzas, at the time valued at $41. Hanyecz received “two large pizzas (cheese and ‘supreme’) from Papa John’s — a transaction that would become the first physical purchase made with bitcoin in history, marked by the annual Bitcoin Pizza Day on May 22” ([New York Post, 2021](https://nypost.com/2021/05/24/bitcoin-pizza-guy-who-squandered-365m-has-no-regrets/)). This purchase gave bitcoin real-world value pricing one bitcoin at $0.0041 USD. Today, one bitcoin is $29,512 USD and continues to prove itself as a peer-2-peer and censorship resistant electronic cash.