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Tech - News - Blockchain Technology Updated: February 14, 2022

Coinbase App Crashes After Displaying Super Bowl Commercial 

By Lawrence Agbo
February 14, 2022
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Crypto exchange firm, Coinbase's app had crashed just a few seconds after housing a unique ad displaying a single QR code bouncing around the screen in its Super Bowl debut.

The full 60 seconds commercial almost completely consisted of a colourful bouncing QR code, reminiscent. Of the iconic bouncing DVD logo meme. Once it is scanned, the code redirects first-time users to Coinbase's promotional website, offering a limited-time promotion of $15 worth of free Bitcoin new sign-ups along with an opportunity to enter a $3 million giveaway.

However, the huge audience for the game - estimated at 117 million people - promptly crashed the app after logging on to check it out, leaving many users disappointed.   

Coinbase stated that the promotion is valid until February 15, but new customers may have issues signing up to get their $15 credit after Coinbase's app went down, presumably due to the massive influx of traffic from the clever ad.

 

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Since the Super Bowl is one of the most-watched broadcasts on television every year, there is no better platform for companies to introduce fresh advertisements to the world. The game is shown on more than 225 different TV stations, broadcasted on about 450 radio stations and watched in nearly 180 countries across the world.

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