Much less is extra for Coinbase International Inc., the most important cryptocurrency alternate within the U.S. The corporate debuted a brand new industrial throughout Tremendous Bowl LVI that didn’t bear a lot resemblance to any of its surrounding commercials within the broadcast.
The sixty-second commercial is sort of solely composed of a QR code ricocheting towards the perimeters of the body, akin to a DVD Video emblem that seems when a film is paused for an extended sufficient stretch of time. Set to a music titled “Alupa – Pappa,” the QR card bounces round, altering colours, earlier than the industrial concludes with the Coinbase emblem. Scanning the QR code redirects viewers to Coinbase’s official web site.
Coinbase adopted up the commercial with a message on social media, saying a $15 Bitcoin giveaway to customers who be part of on Tremendous Bowl Sunday.
Now that we’ve your consideration we would wish to announce that we’re making a gift of $15 in BTC to anybody who joins Coinbase by 2/15.
Click on under for more information and RT to inform your mates!
— Coinbase (@coinbase) February 14, 2022
Instantly after the industrial aired on Sunday afternoon, quite a few stories emerged on social media that Coinbase’s web site had crashed, with the sudden inflow of customers more likely to blame. The web site is now accessible and usable as of this writing.
The stuttering in Coinbase servers isn’t the one hurdle that the cryptocurrency alternate has confronted this weekend. Coinbase quickly suspended buying and selling on its new Superior Buying and selling platform on Friday afternoon after being notified of a vulnerability in its buying and selling methods by a white-hat hacker.
“The problem is delicate and will permit malicious customers to ship all Coinbase order books to arbitrary costs,” the white-hat hacker, who goes by the pseudonym “Tree of Alpha” informed CoinDesk via Twitter. The corporate has since collaborated with the hacker to resolve the difficulty.
Coinbase’s small-scale commercial is barely the primary cryptocurrency-related industrial for a Tremendous Bowl broadcast that’s anticipated to air promotions from different cryptocurrency exchanges.