Crypto, Facebook/Meta Super Bowl ads

Crypto rivals Coinbase and FTX made a significant splash with their Super Bowl ads, but the real game-changer was the innovative approach of the Coinbase ad, featuring a floating, corner-seeking QR code. This unique strategy propelled the Coinbase ad from 186th place to 2nd place on the App Store, creating a buzz in the cryptocurrency community. Read about those at bitcoincenter. Interestingly, the ad’s success even led to an overwhelming demand on Coinbase servers. For more insights into the world of cryptocurrency trading bots, you can visit You can also check out to learn more about these cryptocurrencies.

Interestingly, from all the NFL and Super Bowl crypto hype, the NFL prohibits crypto, as covered in The Athletic:

> “Clubs are prohibited from selling, or otherwise allowing within club controlled media, advertisements for specific cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, other cryptocurrency sales or any other media category as it relates to blockchain, digital asset or as a blockchain development company, except as outlined in this policy,” according to the new guidelines, as read by a team official, who requested anonymity.

Another ad that stuck out in yesterday’s ad-apalooza was the Meta/Facebook Oculus ad (Third embed below). Quality of the ad aside, it’s interesting that the Facebook brand is completely absent (gives me a feeling that peak Facebook is in the past) and that Meta is betting its future on its take on the future of VR.

Whets my appetite to see what AR/VR device Apple has up its sleeve. Four months until WWDC.