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What Are Sellers.json and Supplychain Object?

To move the industry towards a more transparent future, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has been hard at work releasing specifications that help shed light on the programmatic buying and selling of ads. In 2017 it was ads.txt. This year, it’s sellers.json and supplychain object. But the question is, what exactly…

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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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What Is Edge Computing?

For any publisher, edge computing is becoming the only way to process data in a privacy-compliant way. User data is (by design) protected because it never leaves the device. This means a publisher can process data in a world without cookies and with increased government regulation (even under its strictest…

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What Is a CDP?

CDP might sound like another martech or adtech acronym that will make its way into obscurity, but in a post-GDPR world where first-party relationships will be vital to survival, the Consumer Data Platform (CDP) is the ultimate tool for true consumer identity resolution. During his presentation, “All You Need Is…

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What Is a CMP?

Consent Management Platforms (CMP) have been cropping up rapidly in the wake of GDPR—(and soon CCPA)—as the tool du jour for aiding publishers in collecting and managing consumer consent and passing that data throughout the advertising ecosystem. For publishers working with multiple ad partners who need to enable user-level ad…

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What Is CCPA?

“Winter is coming.” - Ned Stark, House of Stark If you’re a GOT fan like I’m becoming, you know that’s the motto for House of Stark and it’s issued as a warning or a heads up that the House needs to get itself prepared—both literally and figuratively. In essence, it’s…

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What Is Pchain?

Pchain—not to be confused with rapper 2 Chainz or PCHAIN, the first native multichain system in the world that supports Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)—is sort of like ads.txt for the buy side. It's a system based on the TAG PaymentID that gives buyers insight into transaction history, alerting them to…

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What Is the IAB Consent Framework?

GDPR compliance means companies must obtain consent when collecting personal data from their website visitors. Sounds like a big headache, right? But wait, it's easier than you think. The IAB GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework is the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s solution to help publishers tell visitors what data is being…

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Ad Ops Terms Explained: Best Of AdMonsters Decoder 2018

In the ad ops industry (aka “online ad operations," “online advertising operations," “ad operations,” “online ad ops," and “ops” in the trade)—things keep changing all the time. There’s a new regulation here, some new tech to learn about there and then a bunch of rejiggering the pipes to keep apace.…

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What Is Cryptojacking?

The spread of bad ads is pretty bad in general, but since 2017— throughout the security software industry — cryptojacking has been known as the Evil Overlord (most menacing and most prevalent) of all cyber threats. Hackers looking to get rich quick from mining cryptocurrency illegally are the culprits, and…

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