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Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us and celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day 2023! 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.
As you may know, Bitcoin Pizza Day is coming up. 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 $26,915 USD and continues to prove itself as a peer-2-peer and censorship resistant electronic cash.