Bitcoin isn’t always technical and boring. It has its days when it surprises us with funny content and here at Unfiltered we make sure we get rid of the boring and offer you exactly the opposite of it!
In an attempt to preserve some of the most amazing moments in Bitcoin’s history, we bring you the amusing transaction history.
Pizza and chill, in this case Bitcoin
I know we all love pizza so why not start with something that everyone loves, right? We absolutely do NOT want people to keep reading. However, these two purchased pizza boxes are nothing out of the ordinary. Laslzo Hanyecz, a programmer, paid 10,000 bitcoin (then worth $ 25) on May 22, 2010 to buy two boxes of pizza. Little did he know that this resulted in the most expensive pizzas anyone has bought. Today those pizza boxes are worth $ 7 million. Had he saved those bitcoins through 2017, he would have roughly $ 70 million.
But if he did, he would not have made it on that list and would not have held a record.
The first ever
The first block was added to the Bitcoin block in 2009. Not long after the first transaction took place on January 12, 2009. It took place between Hal Finney (one of the lead developers) and Satoshi Nakamoto (the mysterious man). The transaction involved Nakamoto sending Finney 10 BTC.
From mysterious man to mysterious business
So in the fall of 2013 a huge transaction took place, which is the largest Bitcoin transaction of all time to date. 194,993 bitcoins were bought. The value of the transaction was over $ 149 million as a bitcoin cost $ 729.
Such a large transaction couldn’t hide itself even if it wanted to, but despite the community’s detective work, no one could find out who made it or what it was really about. Was it Satoshi himself? Who knows … that should also remain a secret.
Flash them tits, not your bitcoins!
In this century, it is safer to flash your breasts. On December 20, 2013, Matt Miller made a section on his show, 12 days bitcoin when he unwittingly flashed his Bitcoin wallet on TV. Someone who watched acted quickly and scanned the code to get $ 20 richer immediately.
Miller decided to let the viewer keep the money, all while learning valuable lessons.
A private jet booking
In January 2014, a booking service for private jets announced that it would accept Bitcoins as a method of payment. The first passenger to book a flight using Bitcoins was a tech entrepreneur and a member of the Bitcoin Foundation Olivier Janssens. He traveled from Brussels to Nice.
Fly me to the moon
This left us and others pretty speechless when it happened. Gensis Mining launched its first peer-to-peer financial transaction in space to raise awareness of cryptocurrencies in general.
The company set a new world record for sending bitcoins to a bitcoin address that ascended at an altitude of 34 km. It was made with the help of a weather balloon that carried the 3D model of the Bitcoin wallet on the back.
There are probably more crazy bitcoin stories out there, but these are the most famous. If you know more, add it to the list by letting us know in the comments!