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Back to Advertising Basics with Web3 Powered by Blockchain

The explosion in the blockchain-based marketing landscape over the past 18 months has brought an interesting dynamic to the already complex world of digital advertising. There has been a lot of hype, a lot of hot air, a lot of learning, and a few solutions showing early promise around this…

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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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The “Truth” About Blockchain (Part 2)

Last week, Gabe Greenberg advised readers to be wary of blockchain-based ad tech solutions that over-promise on this still-emerging technology. Now, he explains how blockchain could replace OpenRTB and solve for the protocol's flaws, and he shows us some examples of how brands are already using blockchain tech outside of…

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The “Truth” About Blockchain (Part 1)

"Blockchain" is a buzzword, and buzzwords are wont to be misused—so be careful whose promises you believe. Gabe Greenberg advises us that while blockchain for advertising holds loads of promise, no company is applying it at scale... yet.

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Cooking With Anarchy at Blockchain Xplore

Gavin Dunaway went to the recent Blockchain Xplore conference in New York a couple weeks ago, and here's what he saw and heard. For one thing, blockchain technology is being rolled out seemingly in a parallel way to how the internet was. For another, the need to clean house in…

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Are You Ready for the Transparency Blockchain Promises?

Blockchain promises a level of transparency the ad industry needs in order to clean up the supply chain. But it could disclose fees in a way that could hurt the business of some of those companies along the supply chain, even legit ones. Brian LaRue asks how much transparency is…

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