Web3 Texas and The Texas Blockchain Council co-hosted an engaging meetup last week at Toyota Connected in Plano, Texas, in celebration of a significant date in cryptocurrency history – Bitcoin Pizza Day. This event, a testament to the vibrant spirit of Texas’ burgeoning Web3 community, served as a platform for networking, learning, and sharing innovative ideas in the rapidly evolving realm of blockchain technology.
Bitcoin Pizza Day, celebrated every May 22nd, commemorates the first recorded transaction using Bitcoin when a man named Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas. At the time, the value of the bitcoins was only about $41, but today they would be worth millions of dollars. This story has become part of folklore in the cryptocurrency community and is seen as a marker of Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and the potential of decentralized digital currencies1.
Web3 Texas, is a chapter of Web3 Earth with a mission to bring the Texas Web3 community together, educating, equipping, and empowering its members to build and grow together was one of the key organizers of the event. The ultimate goal is to build the world’s largest interconnected network of non-profit Web3 communities3. The meetup was a testament to this mission, creating a vibrant, engaging space for the Web3 community in Texas.
The co-host, The Texas Blockchain Council, whose mission is to make Texas a leader in Bitcoin and blockchain innovation. The council promotes initiatives that drive growth and benefit the citizens of Texas through blockchain technology, amalgamating the influence of its members and educating government members about the benefits of blockchain technology2. This event was a reflection of the council’s commitment to fostering innovation and growth in the blockchain space in Texas.
This meetup was more than just a celebration of Bitcoin Pizza Day. It was a global community gathering, featuring a diverse group of participants from various companies, including developers, artists, and blockchain enthusiasts. Among the attendees were representatives from PizzaDAO, a global community of pizza enthusiasts and Web3 pioneers, who aim to revolutionize the pizza industry using blockchain technology and foster a community-owned business model4.
The event fostered a lively exchange of ideas about Web3 and the future of blockchain technology, with attendees networking and sharing their experiences and visions for the future of the space. The atmosphere was electric, filled with the spirit of innovation and a shared commitment to harnessing the power of blockchain for both, the good of communities and businesses.
The Bitcoin Pizza Day celebration was not just a commemoration of an infamous event in cryptocurrency history. It was a testament to the thriving Web3 community in Texas, a celebration of the innovative spirit driving blockchain technology, and a catalyst for networking and sharing ideas that will shape the future of this space. The excitement and engagement of all attendees underscored the transformative potential of Web3, promising a bright future for blockchain technology in Texas and beyond.