The most immediate market gauge of the latter will be the impact on the New Zealand dollar.
"One of the saving graces for the New Zealand market is that lower level of the New Zealand dollar, which offers some protection against short sellers. That might be another reason to think the New Zealand market might outperform over the coming weeks."
Last week, the price of a single Bitcoin floated around the NZ$15,000 mark. But on May 22, 2010, when Hanyecz posted his plea for pizza, 10,000 Bitcoins were worth just US$40. A student, Jeremy Sturdivant, took him up on his offer, accepting the Bitcoin and placing an order at a Papa John’s pizza outlet for Hanyecz.