Bitcoin Pizza Launched to Support Bitcoin’s Software Developers

By Caitlin Carey May 20, 2021 In Bitcoin, Crypto News

Bitcoin Pizza is the first decentralized pizza brand, uniting favourite neighbourhood pizzerias under one crypto roof.

For years, companies like Domino’s and Pizza Hut have ruled the pizza industry, displacing many small businesses, much like Uber Eats and Deliveroo type apps have challenged independent restaurants in the food delivery business.

The History of Bitcoin and Pizza

Eleven years ago, the first real-world purchase was made with Bitcoin, to order pizza online. A man named Laszlo Hanyecz famously traded 10,000 Bitcoins for two Papa John’s pizzas. May 22, 2010 is now a highly celebrated date on the crypto calendar, coined “Bitcoin Pizza Day”.

That first pizza order would be worth over $450 million AUD today given the Bitcoin (BTC) price at the time of writing. A few years later, a pizza delivery driver received a tip in Bitcoin and story kept feeding the Bitcoin & Pizza lore.


Pizzerias, united

Bitcoin Pizza is a new US pizza chain that allows you to enjoy pizza, while supporting Bitcoin developers. Customers would visit to order pizzas and have it delivered to their door in a specially customised designed Bitcoin pizza box.

Custom pizzas from Bitcoin Pizza [source]

The actual pizza would be prepared by selected restaurants that have partnered with Bitcoin Pizza, with customised pizzas added to the menu. The service is launching initially through ten cities in the USA: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Boston, New York, Washington DC and Miami.

Your purchase of Bitcoin Pizza will support the HRF’s Bitcoin Development Fund research and advocate for people’s rights and liberties across the earth.

Bitcoin Pizza is supporting the Human Rights Foundation, which has launched a fund to support open-source software developers who are making the Bitcoin network more private, decentralised, and resilient. Profits from pizza orders contribute to the HRF’s Bitcoin Development Fund.

Caitlin Carey

Caitlin Carey

Caitlin is a crypto evangelist with a deep curiosity and passion for learning and writing about everything to do with cryptocurrency. She has a background as a performing artist and songwriter and is a digital media enthusiast, with a bachelor degree in Multimedia.

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