This is an important one. Unfortunately, many who are not well-versed in the crypto world buy into misconceptions such as this one.
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Just wanted to add that I’m glad you included the word “programmer” in the claim. This story is often talked about in a way that makes Laszlo Hanyecz look foolish for trading 10k BTC for 2 pizzas. But he was a very early contributor to Bitcoin and he was trying to help garner a nascent Bitcoin some traction. This May 17, 2010 pizza transaction may well have been the very first physical good purchased with Bitcoin.