Harlem Bitcoin Community
Education, Financial Inclusion, and a Circular Bitcoin Economy
Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! On May 22, 2023 Harlem Bitcoin Community raised 1.2 million satoshis (~$300 USD) or 0.012 BTC to purchase and give out free pizza to Harlem residents. Thanks to Pizza Stop for letting us use their space and thanks to TallyCoin.app and people on NOSTR who used Bitcoin Lightning to provide donations.
What is Bitcoin Pizza Day? May 23, 2010
The first known, real-world item ever purchased for Bitcoin was 2 large pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoin. Since then, bitcoiners celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day every May 23rd.
Our primary goal is education. We are Bitcoin specific; not “crypto”. Our monthly meetups feature short conversations covering the basics. What is Bitcoin? How does it work? And what gives it value in the first place? Anyone can attend, and all meetups are always free.
Bitcoin is not emotional. It is computer code and is based purely on math and science. Therefore, Bitcoin cannot discriminate against anyone, anywhere, based on race, religion, sexual orientation, geographical location, or current financial status. It’s the “people’s money”. And EVERYONE is welcome to participate.
The Bitcoin Lightning Network makes it possible to send money anywhere, anytime, with no intermediary, instantaneously, and for nearly free. Does that sound useful? Credit cards charge 3% plus $.70 on every transaction. Money transfer companies like Western Union take a 20% cut. Banks charge exorbitant fees. Bitcoin Lightning helps keep our money in our community. Let’s turn 116th street into “Bitcoin Blvd.”
Check out our our Bitcoin 101 page for some great resources: books, videos, podcasts and more!