One thing that made this year’s Super Bowl ads different from previous years was the rise of cryptocurrency companies. Crypto.com, FTX and Coinbase all ran their commercials during the most highly coveted advertising event in the U.S. Crypto.com’s ad featured the National Basketball Association star LeBron James, while FTX’s ad featured comedian Larry David. Coinbase ran an unusual ad showing...
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