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Google, “Cryptocurrency Isn’t Real Money, But Money Isn’t Real Either”
Google, “Cryptocurrency Isn’t Real Money, But Money Isn’t Real Either”
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Google, “Cryptocurrency Isn’t Real Money, But Money Isn’t Real Either”

By Adrian Zmudzinski - 11 Oct 2018

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A recent ad published by Google on Youtube features one young man and a young as well afro-American woman arguing over cryptocurrency.

She says to him, after learning that he mines cryptocurrency, “Cryptocurrency? That money’s not real” to which he replies “Yeah, well I’ve got news for you: money isn’t real.”

CCN interpreted the ad as a “lighthearted jab” at the company’s co-founder, Sergey Brin — the current president of Alphabet — who recently started mining Ethereum with his ten years old son.

Bottom line

Google’s attitude towards cryptocurrencies is undeniably changing, as the lift of their crypto-related ads ban proves. Still, there are two possible interpretations of the gag that is part of this advertisement.

Some viewers may have noticed that, just moments before the gag, the young man who defended cryptocurrencies stating that money isn’t real either was falling for the old “Nigerian prince scam,” which is so well-known that it became a meme.

If there is an actual meaning to this ad, could it be that — according to who wrote the script — people believing in cryptocurrencies are stupid or falling for a scam?

Adrian Zmudzinski
Adrian Zmudzinski

Adrian is passionate about technology and Information Technology (IT). Adrian specialized in the analysis of tokens, the blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies. His interest in Bitcoin dates back to 2009 and it rapidly transformed into a more general interest of the still arising cryptocurrency industry. His analyses are concerned mostly by the technological potential underlying the analyzed token.

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