Coinbase’s remarkably clever “Less talk, more Bitcoin” Super Bowl TV commercial was so effective that it appears to have broken the internet. (The site was down for a while during the game.) The 60-second TV commercial featured a bouncing QR code that led to an offer of $15 in free bitcoin (BTC) for new signups. The deadline for signups is 2/15, and you can go directly to if you’re interested. Existing account holders can opt in at the same site to enter to win one of three $1 million prizes.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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