Bitcoin Forum
December 05, 2016, 07:00:41 PM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Saying hello, and have a few questions  (Read 26739 times)
Taras
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938


Whatever it is, Vod did it


View Profile WWW
February 15, 2014, 01:43:05 AM
 #61

I spent it all on pizza long ago:  https://blockchain.info/address/1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4

3-4 years ago there were less than 100 people frequenting this forum, and I was pretty happy to trade 10,000 coins for pizza.  I mean people can say I'm stupid, but it was a great deal at the time.  I don't think anyone could have known it would take off like this. Smiley

Laszlo



Woah. Did laszlo just fucking return from the ether.  Shocked
You're a legend. An inspiration. I thought you'd be gone forever!

this is gentlemen
1480964441
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480964441

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480964441
Reply with quote  #2

1480964441
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
winter
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1169


i'm the true winter and no WINTER is not comming..


View Profile WWW
February 15, 2014, 01:47:29 AM
 #62

Is there any Bitcoin'er that haven't heard the pizza story? As others mentioned what he did was really important to Bitcoin in terms of PR. If it's true that lazslo really is left with nothing, then I vote for making a casual bitcoin collection to give back a little for what he's done.

If marketing ever meant a huge deal for the adoption of Bitcoin (no doubt about that),  surely the pizza story is competing for the 1st prize.

Just my 2000 bitcoins.

send me 2000 of your bitcoins plz

**[UFC+ BOXING] [$5 LOGINS] [UFC IN 720P & BOXING PPV IN 720P] [LIVE + VOD]**
^^ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1118436.0 ^^
BTC : 1WinTerzQmMQQHY5ZyYZJyapGJGfwFCxH / LTC  : LWiNtErq3AKNndfSzicMcMABjbcQhc5BuC
Ente
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834



View Profile
February 15, 2014, 02:31:27 AM
 #63

Hehe, didn't know that u made the first gpu miner, that is pretty amazing!

If any of you could go back in time and had the mining power to mine as much btc as you wanted to, when would you stop mining, knowing the price will end up at 1250 in 4 years? When would you have enough btc to not give a fuck anymore?Smiley

kind of an ethical question.

Now the juicy part: He developed a GPU miner as (one of) the first. Having a hundredfold advantage over everyone else, and over the difficulty. He didn't mine the heck out of it, he made it open source, available for everybody!


I heard from one person who bought a house with their pizza bitcoins, indirectly, by trading it for cash first.  Apparently it was a lot of hassle with the bank due to AML and just their general distaste for currencies they don't control.  I wish I could say I did the same, but the pizza didn't appreciate the same way as the bitcoins Smiley


Why don't you do a Reddit AMA? I'm sure you would get a tonne of Bitcoin donations. And Dogecoins as well.  Wink

+1000!

Ente
quarkfx
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 259


View Profile
February 15, 2014, 03:09:40 AM
 #64

Today people are laughing about the trade and how you could be a millionaire if you would have just held the BTC.

The point is: without the people that spended the money, BTC wouldn´t have established as payment system and the price would probably be less than in "the old times"

I really think you should do the AMA on reddit, laszlo. Not to earn money (although that would happen) - I think there are more people who would like to interview you.

Oh...and yes, please open a Pizza place Wink
rohnearner
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 350

REAL-EYES || REAL-IZE || REAL-LIES||


View Profile WWW
February 15, 2014, 07:28:01 AM
 #65

I spent it all on pizza long ago:  https://blockchain.info/address/1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4

3-4 years ago there were less than 100 people frequenting this forum, and I was pretty happy to trade 10,000 coins for pizza.  I mean people can say I'm stupid, but it was a great deal at the time.  I don't think anyone could have known it would take off like this. Smiley

Laszlo


First thing i'll say is you acquire a " Celebrity Status " in this forum.
No one is saying you stupid, Even if i was on your place @ that point of time , i wouldn't have cared that much about bitcoins, because i njoy pizza too.  if bitcoin  goes up again and touches the mark many expecting it to touch  i hope you won't get pissed off on yourself, but in the history of bitcoins your name will be there forever. Just wanna ask is there is anyone yet who interviewed you.. ?
 

bitjoint
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 330


Commander of the Hodl Legions


View Profile
February 15, 2014, 10:38:16 AM
 #66

Nice to see you're back laszlo! You're a true pioneer making that first or second bitcoin deal (I think I read somewhere that sirius did actually the first one). Anyways, it was a necessary step that sparked all this movement... Hope to see you here more frequently!

Cheers
boumalo
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 924


View Profile
February 15, 2014, 12:27:00 PM
 #67

Apparently you don't receive that many donations on your adress 157fRrqAKrDyGHr1Bx3yDxeMv8Rh45aUet : 3 in 2013 and 3 in 2014, you should receive more

Thanks for coming back and sharing your thoughts, this is an amazing story

From this 2010 post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=564.0 : "I have only 600 bitcoins, virtually all generated last week.  I missed the bus"

Chris_Sabian
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 896



View Profile
February 15, 2014, 05:46:22 PM
 #68

I spent it all on pizza long ago:  https://blockchain.info/address/1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4

3-4 years ago there were less than 100 people frequenting this forum, and I was pretty happy to trade 10,000 coins for pizza.  I mean people can say I'm stupid, but it was a great deal at the time.  I don't think anyone could have known it would take off like this. Smiley

Laszlo




Hi Laszlo

I first learned of bitcoin in March 2013 and it has changed my life.  The pizza deal has become legendary and it was a turning point in bitcoin history.  Thanks for doing it.  I would like to order you some pizza as a 'thank you' for helping make the bitcoin idea a reality.

No bitcoins required Smiley

Chris
EAL
Staff
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1232



View Profile WWW
February 15, 2014, 05:57:36 PM
 #69

Welcome back Bitcoin Hall of Famer! I hope we can see you more around here. Opening a pizzeria is a good idea you should consider. It could be a meeting place for Bitcoiners. Smiley

bg002h
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


Got GLIPH? https://gli.ph/m *p-d-d


View Profile WWW
February 15, 2014, 07:09:56 PM
 #70

At the time, Gavin had a bitcoin 'faucet' that gave out bitcoins for free, and a few people were trading them for less than a cent each, but nothing serious.  You can probably find all the old posts on this forum still.  I was learning OpenCL programming and mining bitcoins with a video card so the pizza was a good deal for me.  I couldn't have known that my pizza trade would end up being such a big deal, or that so many others would become interested in bitcoin and thus drive the value up.  The people I traded with didn't know it was going to explode either, they just took a risk - spending their 'real' money to buy some guy pizza in exchange for some internet Monopoly money. 

Laszlo




Without things like this, bitcoins would still be worthless...trade = spreading coins to more users; the broader the user base, the more valuable bitcoins become.

Thank you for pioneering Laszlo! And for protecting our nascent network so that it had a chance to grow up!

My very own Casascius Bearer Bar: 1GCDzqmX2Cf513E8NeThNHxiYEivU1Chhe
Nullu
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 532


View Profile
February 15, 2014, 09:11:13 PM
 #71

Your story, laszlo, was one of the first I heard about Bitcoin. I still tell people about it. It just blows their minds.

BTC - 14kYyhhWZwSJFHAjNTtyhRVSu157nE92gF
roslinpl
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1078


MUE:GS DEV


View Profile
February 15, 2014, 11:37:29 PM
 #72

It seems like laszlo is same laszlo that made very good custom os for htc Smiley
DubFX
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 434


View Profile
February 16, 2014, 03:12:11 PM
 #73

So you even relased first GPU miner...dude you should get hellalot tips!
snowboard789
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 320


View Profile
February 16, 2014, 08:47:43 PM
 #74

I think that laszlo should get free pizza once per week for lifetime either from a pizzeria as a promotion or from wealthy bitcoiners (me not included, i sold it all in 2011 Smiley
Ente
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834



View Profile
February 16, 2014, 10:17:00 PM
 #75

I think that laszlo should get free pizza once per week for lifetime either from a pizzeria as a promotion or from wealthy bitcoiners (me not included, i sold it all in 2011 Smiley

If we find a reliable and trustworthy mechanism for this - I'm in!

Ente
Sonny
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 868



View Profile
February 17, 2014, 02:51:08 AM
 #76

I spent it all on pizza long ago:  https://blockchain.info/address/1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4

3-4 years ago there were less than 100 people frequenting this forum, and I was pretty happy to trade 10,000 coins for pizza.  I mean people can say I'm stupid, but it was a great deal at the time.  I don't think anyone could have known it would take off like this. Smiley

Laszlo

OMG!! The legendary pizza buyer is back!!!  Grin

smoothie
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834


LEALANA Monero Physical Silver Coins


View Profile
February 17, 2014, 03:04:25 AM
 #77

welcome back Laszlo. Grin

███████████████████████████████████████

            ,╓p@@███████@╗╖,           
        ,p████████████████████N,       
      d█████████████████████████b     
    d██████████████████████████████æ   
  ,████²█████████████████████████████, 
 ,█████  ╙████████████████████╨  █████y
 ██████    `████████████████`    ██████
║██████       Ñ███████████`      ███████
███████         ╩██████Ñ         ███████
███████    ▐▄     ²██╩     a▌    ███████
╢██████    ▐▓█▄          ▄█▓▌    ███████
 ██████    ▐▓▓▓▓▌,     ▄█▓▓▓▌    ██████─
           ▐▓▓▓▓▓▓█,,▄▓▓▓▓▓▓▌          
           ▐▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▌          
    ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓─  
     ²▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓╩    
        ▀▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▀       
           ²▀▀▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▀▀`          
                   ²²²                 
███████████████████████████████████████

. ★☆ WWW.LEALANA.COM        My PGP fingerprint is A764D833.        SMOOTHIE'S HEALTH AND FITNESS JOURNAL          History of Monero development Visualization ★☆ .
LEALANA  PHYSICAL MONERO COINS 999 FINE SILVER.
 
achillez
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 784


View Profile
February 17, 2014, 09:44:32 AM
 #78

welcome back Lazslo - good to see you on the forum. Maybe we should start a fund to give you back some of your pizza BTC Wink
drrussellshane
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 548


View Profile WWW
February 17, 2014, 02:20:25 PM
 #79

Welcome back Lazslo!


a hat tip to you sir.


Buy a TREZOR! Premier BTC hardware wallet. If you're reading this, you should probably buy one if you don't already have one. You'll thank me later.
nobbynobbynoob
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728


Annuit cœptis humanae libertas


View Profile WWW
February 17, 2014, 03:34:00 PM
 #80

welcome back Lazslo - good to see you on the forum. Maybe we should start a fund to give you back some of your pizza BTC Wink

I'd gladly drop mBTC100 into that, provided I'm certain many others are equally willing to contribute!

Earn Free Bitcoins!   Earn bitcoin via BitcoinGet
BTC tip: 1PKkvuwC24Vqjv9odigXs1QVzE66jEJqmb (if <200 µBTC, please donate to charity)
LTC tip: LRqXaNdF79QHvhPpS5AZdEJZnLiNnAkJvq (if <Ł0,05, please donate to charity)
Pages: « 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!