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Blockchain

What’s the Difference Between Blockchains and Permissioned Ledgers?

In digital advertising, the sovereignty of a blockchain isn’t required to track impressions, counter ad fraud or help consumers regain control of their privacy. Thus the work required to set up a blockchain and maintain consensus isn’t worthwhile. Simple permissioned ledgers will do the job just fine. These ledgers, and…

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What Is Cryptography?

If blockchain is the infrastructure that underpins Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, cryptography is the infrastructure that underpins blockchain. When you boil it down, the core problems cryptography solves are identity validation and data verification. Blockchain’s big value prop is the ability to facilitate transactions without a middle man. But, both…

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Advertising’s Future Is Advertising Futures

Early on in my tenure reporting on the digital advertising space, I was fascinated by the concept of audience futures—enabling publishers to guarantee sales of audience segments that could be transacted programmatically. This seemed to be an evolution of both digital direct guaranteed sales and TV-buying, but unfortunately the market hasn't…

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These 5 Data Trends Will Totally Reshape Ad Operations—hopefully for the Better

Privacy regulations, cookieless web, identity resolution, the value of first-party data, better personalization—are just some of the many data trends shaping publishers' strategies today. The road ahead is being paved as much by user and governmental concerns as it is by the duopoly and other significant players in the ad…

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Digital Media and Advertising Outlook: Latest Ad Ops and Revenue Trends

We talk to an awful lot of publishers at our Publisher Forums and other events. And in those conversations, we get deep into the weeds with them about their frustrations—like ad fraud, ad impression discrepancies, and ad quality. But we also speak with them about all the things that work…

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Remember the Times: AdMonsters Top 10 Stories of 2018

For digital media and advertising 2018 has been a really exciting, but often bumpy, roller coaster ride. As far as ad operations is concerned, blockchain, artificial intelligence, location services, and mobile-first everything are offering promising monetization alternatives and other opportunities that bring publishers and brands closer to audiences in more…

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