TD Ameritrade planted an ASCII flag – that is, imprinted an advertisement – on Bitcoin’s blockchain earlier this month.
The online broker announced that it sent 68 Bitcoin transactions to create a digital flag with its logo on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Due to the nature of the blockchain, this flag is now forever preserved on the cryptocurrency’s ledger.
“We love finding new ways to use emerging technology. So we decided to have a little fun and plant our flag. Okay – technically, we embedded it,” the broker said.
“We’re proud to be part of it. Forever,” the broker wrote.