One driver who held $5 in bitcoin as a tip for his pizza delivery services has allegedly resurfaced after seven years. Based on a post from Redditor btcbible, the Bitcoiner ordered a pizza on December 28, 2013, and he gave the delivery driver two options for his tip: 0.0069 BTC on a paper wallet or a $5 bill. The value of these options was almost the same at the time since the price of bitcoin was $774.
But, the driver reportedly contacted btcbible this week asking for help on how to get the funds into a hot wallet. With BTC’s recent surge to a new all-time high of over $58,000, the bitcoin is now worth about $400. That is an increase of over7,000% since the pizza was delivered hot.
“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.”
The Redditor said that they are “not Bitcoin rich,” having liquidated the majority of their bitcoin funds last year to buy a home. They added at the time that the driver:
“had heard of bitcoin from the news and grasped the general concept of it but was obviously still very new to it.”
This Redditor post is a reminder of one of the most iconic stories in the cryptocurrency space from BTC’s beginnings. The first documented commercial purchase using bitcoin was an order for two pizzas that happened in May 2010. In that incident, a programmer paid 10,000 BTC, now worth over $550 million, for a Bitcoin Talk forum user to send him two pies from a Papa John’s store in the US.