MEET THE OTHER BITCOIN PIZZA GUY JEREMY STURDIVANT (CONTINUED…)
Sturdivant agreed to the deal and ordered two large supreme pizzas in return for 10,000 Bitcoin, which was worth only about £30 at the time.
Today those coins would be worth a staggering £257,869,013.
It is a fortune which could have bought him a private island, a luxurious mansion, and several private jets. Sturdivant now admits that not saving the Bitcoin was “certainly” a big regret but says at the time he was simply “facilitating a purchase”.
The cryptocash disappeared when Sturdivant used it to “cover expenses” while travelling the US with his girlfriend.
He later told the Telegraph: “If I had treated it as an investment, I might have held on a bit longer. It seemed fair for both parties, low-risk, and well, who doesn’t like some kind of pizza?”