According to reports, a driver who held $ 5 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) as a tip for his pizza delivery services has reappeared after seven years.
According to a post by Redditor btcbible, the bitcoiner ordered a pizza on December 28, 2013 and gave the delivery person two options for their tip: a $ 5 bill or 0.0069 BTC on a paper wallet. The value was roughly the same at this point as the price of the crypto asset was $ 774.
However, the driver reportedly contacted btcbible this week for help on how to get the money into a hot wallet. With Bitcoin’s recent surge to a new all-time high of more than $ 58,000, BTC is now worth around $ 400, an increase of more than 7,000% since the pizza was delivered hot.
“I let the pizza delivery man choose between $ 5 in fiat or BTC,” said btcbible. “Needless to say, he chose wisely. I responded with instructions on how to import the private key through Electrum.”
The Redditor made it clear that they were “not bitcoin rich” after liquidating most of their money to buy a home last year. The Redditor said at the time that the driver “heard about Bitcoin on the news and understood the general concept” but was “obviously very new to it”.
The Reddit post recalls one of the most famous stories in the crypto space since Bitcoin began. The first documented commercial purchase with BTC was an order for two pizzas in May 2010 when a programmer paid 10,000 BTC – now valued at around $ 580 million – for a Bitcoin Talk forum user to get him two pies out of one Send Papa John’s business in the US.
The latest Reddit post says that btcbible gave the delivery driver 0.05 BTC, or about $ 2,900 at the time of publication. Cointelegraph asked the Redditor for comment but received no response.