A PROGRAMMER made history when he made the first “real world” purchase with Bitcoin more than a decade ago.
When Laszlo Hanyecz ordered two pizzas one fateful lunchtime he had no idea his pang of hunger would cause him to miss out on hundreds of millions of pounds.
The 10,000 Bitcoin Laszlo used to pay for the pies was worth roughly £30 at the time.
But now, 13 years later it’s worth a whopping £350m.
It’s a fortune which could have bought him a Ferrari, a luxurious mansion, and several private jets, but the Florida resident insists he has no regrets over the purchase he made in 2010.
He has said: “I don’t regret it. I think that it’s great that I got to be part of the early history of Bitcoin in that way.
“People know about the pizza…everybody can kind of relate to that and be [like] ‘Oh my God, you spent all of that money!'”
Laszlo contributed to Bitcoin’s software when it was barely a year old.
He even coded a programme that made it possible for fans to mine the currency using their computer’s graphics cards (GPU).
But he had no idea that his life would never be the same after he…
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