How our industry can harness the power of blockchain

by Will Felcon, Head of Product and Technology, Premion

Blockchain offers tremendous promise to fix the growing ad fraud problem, but it will take greater collaboration among industry players to drive its progress. According to a CNBC report, ad fraud will cost brands $16.4 billion globally this year, and nearly 20 percent of total digital ad spend was wasted in 2016.

As a technologist, I keep a keen eye on how our industry can harness the power of blockchain. As such, we at TEGNA along with MadHive and IBM are founding members of AdLedger, the adtech industry’s blockchain consortium. Our consortium meets regularly to drive our blockchain agenda forward to bring increased transparency and data security to the ad tech supply chain.

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