A surge in Bitcoin (BTC) awareness could come about this weekend as 60 Minutes, the oldest and most-watched newsmagazine on TV, is set to feature a story about the legendary “Bitcoin pizza guy,” Laszlo Hanyecz.
In the early days of cryptocurrency, one man decided to trade his bitcoin for pizza. It was a historic event, but not such a great investment. "60 Minutes" reports, Sunday https://t.co/qS8Swvl5Go pic.twitter.com/raUBvyCD36
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 16, 2019
In the segment, which is hosted by Anderson Cooper, Hanyecz discusses the aftermath of him making what is believed to be the first bitcoin transaction: 10,000 BTC for some boxes of pizza.
At today’s exchange rate, that amount of bitcoin is worth more than $77 million. In total, Hanyecz shares that he had spent around 100,000 BTC in the early days of the digital currency.
The report also includes interviews with Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, Neha Narula, the director of the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, Marco Streng, the CEO of Genesis Mining, and Charlie Shrem, one of Bitcoin’s first millionaires and convicted felon.
You can watch the episode of 60 Minutes this Sunday at 7:00 PM (EDT) on CBS.
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