DiVino is celebrating its first purchase of a pizza for WAVES — seven
years after the famous cryptocurrency precedent was set.
Back on 22 May 2010, a young bitcoin miner named Laszlo Hanyecz made history by becoming the first person to buy real goods for bitcoin. Laszlo, who had recently pioneered GPU mining and had more BTC than he knew what to do with, paid 10,000 for delivery of two pizzas from Papa Johns — a sum worth just a few dollars in those days, but that would now be worth $2.4 million on the open market.
That moment is commemorated every year on Bitcoin Pizza Day. Back in 2010, you couldn’t buy anything directly for bitcoin — Laszlo had to make a deal with another bitcointalk user to get him to buy the pizzas with a credit card in return for his bitcoins. Today, though, cryptocurrency payments are taking off in a big way — and it’s not just bitcoin.
Gusto DiVino, a forward-thinking restaurant in Santa Ponca, Mallorca, has adopted Waves as its preferred currency. One of the restaurant’s owners, Marco Avoledo, known to Telegram users as deepred, is a solid pillar of the community and is doing his bit for global adoption. He and his business partners, Andrea Gianpiero Lilia, Elisa and Alberto, resolved to accept WAVES as a payment option.
‘I decided to accept WAVES because from the beginning I really trusted the project. I can see Sasha’s vision and totally agree with it. I could have accepted simple BTC but WAVES is faster, has an amazing community and needed a real use case — you can already buy almost anything with BTC nowadays and a pizza was the first thing bought using bitcoin. My goal is to show the world that Waves is really a powerful ecosystem. If other people sees how fast and easy it is, they’ll do the same. That would be my dream for Waves.’
Gusto DiVino has endorsed Waves on its Facebook page, aiming to attract crypto fans and convert many more ordinary customers.
Crypto-currencies are the future! We really believe in it and so, We’re now accepting $WAVES for your meals at Gusto DiVino! If you’re a Crypto-currency fan, head to http://wavesplatform.com, download the lite client, grab some WAVES and try the best Italian Pizza or Pasta using $WAVES (Available on http://shapeshift.io too) Save our wallet address for quick transfers: 3PBvSJSRPd8Qpz4SFfa3B97YBTcXACpxson
Seven years and one day after Laszlo bought the his famous pizza for cryptocurrency, the first WAVES customer did the same in Gusto DiVino.
Crypto-currencies are the future! We really believe in it and so, We're
now accepting $WAVES for your meals at Gusto DiVino! If you're a
Crypto-currency fan, head to http://wavesplatform.com, download the lite client, grab some WAVES and try the best Italian Pizza or Pasta using $WAVES (Available on http://shapeshift.io too) Save our wallet address for quick transfers: 3PBvSJSRPd8Qpz4SFfa3B97YBTcXACpxson
The good news is that at over $3 each, you can buy a decent meal at Gusto’s for just a few WAVES — you won’t have to splash out 10,000 and regret it years later.
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