New Google Ad Questions Bitcoin Mining and Validity Of Crypto As Money in Joking Way
Google Ad Pokes Fun of Cryptocurrencyies
Google has decided to enter the crypto debate arena now with a new ad that argues over the validity of digital tokens. The new video was featured on the Google Assistant Tool. On the video, the company, while demonstrating how its Call Screen caller ID function works, makes a brief comedic discussion about cryptocurrencies.
The video continues by stating that the incoming call is from the electric company and that the bill is super high. The presenter states that crypto mining takes a lot of energy and the then the other responds “cryptocurrency? That is not even real money”.
You can see the full ad here:
Why it is still unclear why Google has focused to choose this theme for the introduction of its new Call Screen series, one thing that is obvious is that this summarizes the “official” stance of Google in the industry. While the company decided to review its ban on crypto advertising, it is not necessarily a crypto advocate at all.
At the time, the company has confirmed that this new policy would allow regulated exchanges from both the United States and Japan to use the company for advertising.
However, you should not think that Google is anti-crypto. The company, during its Call Screen skit, has a far from one-sided presentation. After one person says that “I’ve got news for you, money isn’t real”. In the end, the other one replies “You gonna live that lie?”
One thing that cannot be overstated is that Google was simply not very creative with the content. The Next Web’s Hard Fork’s article about the subject criticizes its lack of creativity on its mockery. According to the critic of the video, it is simply “boring” to mock crypto for not being so energy efficient and stating they are not money at its point.
That is certainly the truth. Cryptos may be struggling to convince people that they are “real” money, but they are certainly valuable assets, even with all their volatility and their diminishing price lately.