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A Walk Down The Bitcoin Transaction Lane

Bitcoin is not always technical and boring. It has it’s days when it surprises us with some funny content and here at Unfiltered we make sure we eliminate the boring and bring you just the opposite of it!

In an attempt to preserve some of the most amazing moments in Bitcoin history we are presenting you it’s 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 totally DON’T want people to keep reading pfftt. However these two pizza boxes bought are not something ordinary. Laslzo Hanyecz, a programmer, paid 10000 Bitcoin (worth $25 at that time) on May 22nd, 2010, to buy two boxes of pizza. Little did he know, this resulted in the most expensive pizzas every bought. Today, these pizza boxes worth $7 million. if he had saved these bitcoin up till 2017 he would have somewhere around $70 million.

But if he had done that, he wouldn’t have made it to this list and wouldn’t 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 12th 2009. It took place between Hal Finney (one of the lead developers) and Satoshi Nakamoto (the mystery man). The transaction involved Nakamoto sending Finney 10 BTC.

From mystery man to mystery transaction

So back in Fall of 2013, a huge transaction took place making it the largest ever Bitcoin transaction to take place to this very day. 194,993 bitcoins were bought. The value of the transaction was over $149 million because one bitcoin was for $729.

Such a large transaction couldn’t hide even if it wanted to but despite community’s detective work, no one could find out who made it or what was it really was about. Was it Satoshi himself? Who knows… this too shall remain a mystery.

Flash them titties not your Bitcoins!

It is safer to flash your boobs in this century. On December 20, 2013 Matt Miller was doing a segment on his show, 12 Days of Bitcoin when he unknowingly flashed his bitcoin paper wallet on TV. Someone watching was quick to act and scanned the code instantly becoming $20 richer.

Miller decided to let the viewer keep the funds and all this while he learnt  valuable lesson.

A private jet booking

So in January 2014, a private jet booking service announced that they will be accepting bitcoins as a method of payment. It’s first passenger that booked a flight using bitcoins was a tech entrepreneur and Bitcoin Foundation member Olivier Janssens. He traveled from Brussels to Nice.

Fly me to the moon

This one left us quite speechless and others too when it happened. Gensis Mining introduced its first peer-to-peer financial transaction in space in an attempt to raise awareness of cryptocurrencies in general.

The company set a new world record of sending Bitcoins to a Bitcoin address which was soaring at an altitude of 34 km. It was done with the help of  weather balloon that carried that 3D model of bitcoin paper wallet attached on it back.

There are probably more crazy bitcoin stories listed out there but these are the most famous ones. If you know any more then add to he list by letting us know in he comments!

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Soha Ali

As vanilla as it sounds, a filmmaker in the making. Soha brings the irony out of the crypto world by contributing to the Unfiltered section of BlockPublisher. Contact the editor at editor.unfiltered@blockpublisher.com

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