Pizza and Bitcoin Meet Again: A $2850 Tip

During the unfortunate situation the world has found itself in for over a year now, I daresay we all may have ordered one too many pizzas – however, we probably haven’t been tipping in BTC.

$5 or BTC?

The story of the guy who bought 2 pizzas for 10k Bitcoins back in 2010 is well-known – however, it seems this isn’t the only pizza-related story of Bitcoin payments that have seen the HODLer come out on top.

Although not as dramatic and high-value as that story or as the windfall received by the kid who accidentally HODLed for several years while originally planning to buy in-game currency with BTC, a recent story has surfaced on Reddit of a 0.05 BTC tip for a pizza back in 2013 that is now worth $2850.

At the time, the redditor who goes by the alias btcbible offered the pizza delivery guy a choice between a 5$ tip – or the going equivalent in Bitcoin at the time, written down on a paper wallet. According to the redditor, the pizza delivery man had heard of Bitcoin, but didn’t know much about it. Nevertheless, he certainly made the correct choice.


The pizza delivery driver has since contacted the redditor for assistance on getting his BTC into a hot wallet so he can cash out – and assistance was offered.

“I let the pizza guy choose between $5 in fiat or BTC. Needless to say, he chose wisely. I’ve responded with instructions on how to import the private key via Electrum.”

Btcbible has clarified that he is no longer rich in crypto, having liquidated most of his holdings in order to buy a house.

However, he’s definitely made another person at least a little bit richer on his way to home ownership.

Cristian Lipciuc

Cristian Lipciuc

Cristian Lipciuc is a blockchain journalist working with startup companies across multiple domains such as freelancing, app development & cryptocurrency. Cristian specializes in applied blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency integration, the adoption of new technologies by governments, and cybersecurity.

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