Matt Damon crypto commercial: How much you would have lost if you invested then | Tipspdia

Remember when Matt Damon told you, “Fortune favors the brave”?

Well, Twitter
TWTR,
-9.67%
users do, and many of them are bringing up the viral Crypto.com ad, while prices for cryptocurrency like bitcoin
BTCUSD,
-2.93%
and ether
ETHUSD,
-3.44%
are slumping, and crypto exchange platforms like Coinbase
COIN,
+16.02%
are losing billions in market cap.

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The commercial, which debuted on October 28, 2021 and was replayed again during the Super Bowl, has now been viewed 9 million times on Twitter and over 17 million times on YouTube.

“I’ve never done an endorsement like this,” Damon, who is also a Crypto.com investor, said when the commercial debuted. He also told Bloomberg that he’s ready to “ride or die with the economy” — but he’s also not quitting his day job making movies. 

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Unfortunately, if you had purchased $1000 worth of bitcoin when the commercial debuted, your crypto value would be about $481 today.

Meanwhile, that same $1000 worth of ether would now be worth $477.

Obviously, the commercial likely had little to no impact on the crypto markets, and October represents an arbitrary starting point for any crypto-related price charting as prices for bitcoin and ether have more than tripled over the last 24 months.

It’s worth noting, however, that 40% of people who own bitcoin are upside down on that investment, according to a recent CNBC report.

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Bitcoin prices moved 5.2% higher on Thursday, rebounding from a tumultuous week. Ether prices were down 1.09% during Thursday’s trading.

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