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Following PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard Leave Libra

Following PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard Leave Libra | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Following the departure of PayPal from Facebook’s Libra project—a cryptocurrency that promises to “reinvent money” and “transform the global economy”—a new wave of departures has rocked the platform as eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard have all announced that they are abandoning ship.
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How Blockchain Technology Is Shaping a New Future for Digital Marketing - TechFunnel

How Blockchain Technology Is Shaping a New Future for Digital Marketing - TechFunnel | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
At its core, blockchain is a kind of ledger that enables transactions between two parties while recording and time-stamp and online interaction without the need for third-party verification.

1. Market transparency
Blockchain, the encrypted, decentralized database of distributed and interlinked nodes, is particularly suited for integration with digital marketing. Blockchain promises to solve many of the issues that come with digital marketing, including data privacy, security and content monetization. The transparent nature of blockchain data also makes consumers feel at ease because companies cannot manipulate their data.

2. Eliminates the digital marketing middleman
Without blockchain, if a company wants to offer banner advertisements on its website it has to do so through Google AdSense so that no sketchy businesses will take over your ad space. Here Google processes the transaction and charges a fee for its part in the deal. Companies won’t have the need to go through a third-party platform such as Google with the blockchain structure. That’s because blockchain users can be verified through their networks. People would know they’re getting what they’re paying for as opposed to potentially paying for clicks that aren’t genuine.

3. Gives the consumer control of their own information
Marketers will no longer be able to extract customer’s information without their permission, rather will have to earn the customer’s consent, blockchain technology also allows consumers to charge for their contact information and attention. Thus giving the consumers full control over their information.

4. Data protection and security benefits
With rigorous data protection regulations like the GDPR coming into effect across all major markets, marketers can also leverage the blockchain technology to store large volumes of customer data securely.  Additionally, regulatory agreement to GDPR that will require marketers to take consent from their customers can also be managed through blockchain technology. 

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Best summary that we've seen.

 

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Blockchain: the Key to Realizing the Digital Industrial Revolution - Forkast News

Blockchain: the Key to Realizing the Digital Industrial Revolution - Forkast News | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
With blockchain’s inherent immutability and multi-party credibility, the technology has the potential to help transform traditional industries by linking up valuable assets such as medical receipts, commercial invoices, electronic contracts, warehouse bills, and digital identities.

Blockchain is also able to record the complete process of information flows between parties, significantly eliminate friction and the potential for fraud, and help individuals, companies and all of society become dramatically more efficient than before.    

Blockchain technology has already been explored and deployed by many other industries as well. Banking, insurance, investment management, and other financial services providers are using blockchain for digital certification and protection.

The applications of blockchain technologies are significantly enhancing the digital capabilities in our work and everyday life. By fostering greater trust and efficiency, blockchain technologies not only increase productivity but will also surely reshape the relationships between individuals and businesses and lead us to a real digital economy. For the billions of people and tens of billions of smart devices, that could mean hundreds of billions of smart contracts operating automatically and enabling global synergy significantly.
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Note the attributes blockchain brings to the table.

 

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Blockchain-based cross-border B2B Transactions to hit $4.4 Trillion by 2024: Juniper - Which50

Blockchain-based cross-border B2B Transactions to hit $4.4 Trillion by 2024: Juniper - Which50 | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
The total value of B2B cross-border payments immutably stored on blockchain will exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024; up from $171 billion in 2019, according to new data from Juniper Research.

Blockchain enables real-time clearing and settlement for B2B transactions, while offering increased transparency and reduced costs.

The new research, Blockchain: Key Vertical Opportunities, Trends & Challenges 2019-2030 revealed that financial institutions will save $7 billion by 2024, due to the automation of ‘Know Your Customer’ checks, allied to the involvement of blockchain in identifying users via self-sovereign identity.
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Oh, just a minor jump(!).

 

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Top 12 Programmatic Advertising Trends for 2020 and Beyond | MarTech Advisor

Top 12 Programmatic Advertising Trends for 2020 and Beyond | MarTech Advisor | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it

"Ad frauds have been on a high over the last few years. A 2019 report by Cheq, a cybersecurity firm, claims that ad fraud damages will touch $26 billion in 2020, $29 billion by 2021 and $32 billion the year after that.

 

Increased transparency in programmatic advertising is the only way to tackle these frauds. This is where blockchain and Ads.txt (an Interactive Advertising Bureau initiative - Authorized Digital Sellers), help. BlAdTech (Blockchain+AdTech) is based on the principle of decentralization. Blockchain in programmatic adtech has been able to tackle ad fraud by helping cut down the number of unnecessary middlemen, removing domain spoofing, verifying the legitimacy of publishers and allowing transactions using cryptocurrencies.

 

The ad reselling vendors or unnecessary middlemen are a big menace to the advertising industry. As a solution to this, preventing unauthorized reselling of ad inventory, publishers can now host ads.txt approved files on their servers, listing all the companies allowed to sell the publisher’s inventory. That said, these two pillars of cyber-hygiene in programmatic advertising are here to stay!"

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It's a huge problem that can be somewhat mitigated by the inclusion of blockchain from providers. It's coming.

 

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Top 80 Stats About A Future Customer Experience Shaped By Technology - Forbes

Top 80 Stats About A Future Customer Experience Shaped By Technology - Forbes | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Technology is the future of customer experience. These statistics show the grow of new technology and how it impacts everything about the future of customer experience.
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Three technologies that will continue to be hot in 2020 - Born2Invest

Three technologies that will continue to be hot in 2020 - Born2Invest | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Blockchain is one of the most exciting technologies of our time. It’s a decentralized ledger that, though mostly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it has already surpasses its initial uses.

In fact, Blockchain has spread across various industries and proven useful in a lot of things from signalling systems to coffee makers.

Statista predicts that the industry will grow to “23.3 billion U.S. dollars in size by 2023.” Since it’s still in its growth phase and its full potential has only started to show its face, now is a great opportunity for startups and existing software development companies to come up with Blockchain projects.

Blockchain will continue to influence industries from banking to real estate as it can replace traditional pen-and-paper agreements with smart digital contracts.

Its decentralized and shared nature combined with state of the art cryptography provides an extra layer of security and sophistication that traditional methods lack.

Thus, more and more software will be developed with Blockchain in mind and use Blockchain as the central technology that fuels the whole software development process.
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How Blockchain is Disrupting Digital Marketing and Where It’s Headed – CRYPTO CRYPTO NEWS

How Blockchain is Disrupting Digital Marketing and Where It’s Headed – CRYPTO CRYPTO NEWS | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
1. More Democratic Marketing
Blockchain gives some power back to consumers that was previously in the hands of social media platforms and other companies that collect consumer data. That means consumers will be directly compensated for viewing ads, and presumably for giving up their data as well.

2. More Reliable Marketing
Blockchain can create transparency surrounding where products were sourced or manufactured. It becomes much more straightforward to audit supply chains, and consumers can be more confident that product labels are accurate.

3. Cheaper Ads
Without the middle man, the cost of digital advertising would be reduced for marketing teams. Going through one or more third parties can make ad tracking difficult, but with blockchain information would be readily accessible by marketers. That means it will also be easier for marketing teams to measure the ROI of their ads.
CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

As the marketer for your organization, you're not going out and building blockchain applications. But know that applications incorporating this functionality are coming.

 

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China Announces New Regulatory Authority to Certify Digital Payments, Blockchain Products - Yahoo Finance

China Announces New Regulatory Authority to Certify Digital Payments, Blockchain Products - Yahoo Finance | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, will certify 11 types of financial technology hardware and software that are widely used for digital payment and blockchain services with its new verification system called the Certification of Fintech Products.

The central bank released the first list of fintech products that could be used in both front-end and bank-end development for digital payment services, according to filings dated Oct. 26 from the bank.

The new regulatory system comes at a time when China is accelerating the development of new financial infrastructure, including a digital version of its currency and a push by President Xi Jinping to capitalize on blockchain technology.

The central bank envisions the national digital currency boosting the digital payment industry, touting its own coin’s security features and off-line transaction ability as superior to commercial products offered by China’s Alipay and WeChat Pay.
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FYI.

 

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5 Blockchain-Based Trends That Are Going To Boom in 2020 - Steem Experts

5 Blockchain-Based Trends That Are Going To Boom in 2020 - Steem Experts | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Nations Will Introduce Their Own Cryptocurrencies
We can expect that all governments will finally accept the blockchain-based currency by 2020. This will be due to potential advantages for public services. In 2018, Venezuela launched its national cryptocurrency petro that is backed by the country’s oil and mineral reserves.

The world will switch to digital currencies because 2020 will be the starting point for the development of national cryptocurrency. Soon, blockchain will lead the world away from payment cards and even more so from cash.

Blockchain Will Protect Content
Cybercrime is a serious issue for all the organizations & agencies all around the world & experts say that in 2021 cybercrime may cost $ 6 trillion. But blockchain can be an antidote against the cybercrime.

Placing content on blockchain can ensure full automation & security of distribution processes, blocking illegal content download, increased protection against hacking, transfer of content only to those users that have paid, & many-many more benefits.
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Content protection is another example of where blockchain can help.

 

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Will Blockchain Ever Reach Mainstream Adoption? A Look in 2019 - G2

Will Blockchain Ever Reach Mainstream Adoption? A Look in 2019 - G2 | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it

Research has shown that:

  • 84% of executives say their organizations have at least some involvement with blockchain technology (PWC 2018 Survey)
  • 53% of respondents say that blockchain has become a critical priority for their organizations in 2019 (Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey)
  • 86% say blockchain technology is broadly scalable and will eventually achieve mainstream adoption (Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey)
  • There are over 40 million blockchain wallet users

 

So what’s holding blockchain back from mainstream adoption? Well, there are many key challenges facing distributed ledger technology that are keeping it out of reach for most business owners.

  • Reason #1: Cost – blockchain applications are expensive
  • Reason #2: scalability and slow transaction speeds
  • Reason #3: Understanding – and trust
  • Reason #4: regulation

CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

As a homegrown tool, blockchain is too early for adoption. As a foundation for a 3rd party application that you can use, it's perfect.

 

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3 Ways Blockchain Will Revolutionize Marketing in 2020 and Beyond - CMSwire

3 Ways Blockchain Will Revolutionize Marketing in 2020 and Beyond - CMSwire | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
1. More Democratic Marketing
Martin believes blockchain gives some power back to consumers that was previously in the hands of social media platforms and other companies that collect consumer data. 

2. More Reliable Marketing
Blockchain can create transparency surrounding where products were sourced or manufactured. 

3. Cheaper Ads
Without the middle man, the cost of digital advertising would be reduced for marketing teams. 
CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Blockchain is a means to an end, and not in and of itself the answer to all problems. But it opens up significant opportunities for marketers via applications built using blockchain and its principles.

 

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What's Blockchain Actually Good for, Anyway? For Now, Not Much | WIRED

For a while, blockchain was seen as a panacea, says Andrew Stevens, a Gartner analyst who coauthored the “blockchain fatigue” study. Stevens’ team focused on projects that touted blockchain as a way to identify fraudulent and tainted goods in supply chains. They predicted 90 percent of those projects would eventually stall. Blockchain evangelizers were finding that supply chains more complex than expected, and that blockchain offered no ready-made solutions. When it comes to mission-critical blockchain projects, “there are no deployments across any supply chains,” he says.

But Stevens says the concept of blockchains may yet prove useful as a way to get competitors and other distrustful parties to share data and tools. He compares it to early internet experiments, before anyone knew if the internet would catch on. Even if such projects start as a marketing ploy, they can spark corporate bureaucrats to gamble on initiatives and partnerships they otherwise wouldn’t.
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Great article, and as it usually is with a breakthrough, it's a technology looking for an application. Having said that, we have that application geared towards Marketers, and it breaks the digital conglomerate hegemony.

 

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A Brief on China's Forthcoming "Cryptocurrency" - CYDigital

A Brief on China's Forthcoming "Cryptocurrency" - CYDigital | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it

Shortly, China will be launching its own cryptocurrency, which may not be a cryptocurrency. China’s big four state-owned commercial banks (the Bank of China, the China Construction Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and the Agricultural Bank of China) will be the only issuers of China’s CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency).

 

It feels more like a digital replacement for the Yuan than a true cryptocurrency, and it will better facilitate the financial lifecycle for many Chinese citizens since they are heavy users of digital payment system like Alipay.

 

Chinese officials have stated they want to strike a balance between anonymous payments and being able to track money flow to prevent money laundering. This may be disingenuous as China has moved away from anonymous transactions (cash exchanges) and to digital payments at a breakneck speed. It is more likely that the goal is deeper tracking of transactions. “It might be more accurate to say that the PBOC (The People's Bank of China) is looking to release digital cash with extra surveillance.”[1]

 

Reporting notes that the CBDC could look akin to Libra, which may be reflected in two ways: (1) as a system capable of handling very high transaction rates, and; (2) it will be on a permissioned blockchain. It may be a fully private blockchain not just in who has the rights to execute the consensus protocol and decide the mining rights and rewards, but also who maintains and can audit the shared ledger.

 

Some additional notes:

 

  1. China has been dependent on the USD as the global reserve.
  2. The new CBDC will be backed by the yuan.
  3. The yuan is dependent on USD and CBDC is backed by yuan.
  4. Currency manipulation issues are the main worry for other governments.
  5. China wants to make CBDC a global currency.
  6. China’s big four state-owned commercial banks, as well as fintech giants Alibaba, Tencent, Union Pay, and an unnamed company, will be the first batch of organizations to receive the CBDC.
  7. The PBOC’s Digital Currency Research Lab:
    1. Launched Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute;
    2. Went on a hiring spree for blockchain architects and cryptography specialists;
    3. Filed more than 50 patent applications to detail the potential design of the state-backed digital yuan system but will strip off most cryptocurrencies’ anonymity and decentralization features.

 

 [1] Roger Huang, “China's Digital Currency Is Unlikely To Be A Cryptocurrency,” Forbes, 8/14/19, https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2019/08/14/chinas-digital-currency-is-unlikely-to-be-a-cryptocurrency/#4d4a3f8c6a52

CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Written by our CTO, John Rizzo.

 

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Written by CYDigital's CTO, John Rizzo.

 

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How blockchain technology can save AI - CryptoSlate

How blockchain technology can save AI - CryptoSlate | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Much of what we term AI today results from the application of Machine Learning to extraordinarily large amounts of data. To be precise, it is the application of so-called Deep (Machine) Learning techniques that has enabled the rise of voice search and voice-activated assistants such as Siri, healthcare innovations in areas such as cancer diagnosis and treatment, face recognition such as AWS Rekognition and the broader areas of image and video analysis and recognition, machine translation including tools like Bing Translator, speech recognition tools and the emergence of the so-called self-driving automobiles and more. Technically, we should call this the Deep Learning resurgence, and not the AI resurgence.

Blockchain platforms have led to incredible advances in the design and development of decentralized applications and systems and have been applied to domains ranging from cryptocurrencies to enterprise supply chains. More importantly, there are two capabilities that blockchains enable due to their inherent decentralized implementation.

First, blockchains provide the ability for users to be in control of their data and to decide when, where, to whom, and for how long to provide access to their data i.e. blockchains are the anti-thesis of systems that intrinsically and automatically exploit the user’s private data. Further, with the advent of Zero-knowledge proofs, blockchains now have the ability to reveal nothing about a transaction except that it is valid.

Second, blockchains are designed without a central authority or system. Therefore, in order to achieve agreement on both data and transactions, blockchains use a variety of fault-tolerant consensus algorithms. While there is an assortment of consensus algorithms, all of them share similar characteristics with respect to achieving agreement across a decentralized set of nodes (or systems). In particular, a variant called Byzantine Consensus addresses the Byzantine Fault Tolerance problem referred to earlier. Blockchains enable the development of AI applications that are not reliant on a single-vendor implementation with all of their concomitant risks and faults.

Together, these two critical capabilities have the potential to enable today’s Machine Learning implementations to address their Achilles Heel and to enable AI applications that are both not privacy intrusive and not susceptible to the single-vendor Byzantine Faults.
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Excellent insight as to how AI/ML can be (significantly) improved.

 

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Excellent insight as to how AI/ML can be (significantly) improved.

 

Curated by CYDigital: Empowering Marketers, One Blockchain at a Time https://cyd.digital #zeropartydata #martech #marketing

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Practical application of distributed ledger technology: self-sovereign identity on the blockchain | Dentons - JDSupra

Practical application of distributed ledger technology: self-sovereign identity on the blockchain | Dentons - JDSupra | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Self-sovereign identity is the notion that rather than having our information held by third parties (often without us knowing what that information is), individuals and entities instead have the ability to store and ultimately control their own digital identities. They can choose to provide select data points about themselves under conditions that they set when there is a need for such information collection,7 without having to rely on a central repository to store this information.8

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And that is our mission upon which we are delivering.

 

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Blockchain strategy must evolve at the same pace as technology - TechRepublic

Blockchain strategy must evolve at the same pace as technology - TechRepublic | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it

"Blockchain is not one thing: It includes a range of technologies from smart contracts to tokens to consensus models. Because these products will continuously mature and become available, CIOs should plan for incremental evolution of their blockchain strategies. 

Gartner sees four phases in the evolution of blockchain technology:

  • Blockchain enabling technologies
  • Blockchain inspired
  • Blockchain complete
  • Enhanced blockchain 

The industry is currently moving out of the second phase--blockchain inspired" and into the third phase--"blockchain complete." Gartner predicts that the final phase will start by 2030."

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CMOs need to seek out those blockchain solutions that are, at a minimum, blockchain inspired, as they are answers to those "pesky: challenges, e.g., data privacy.

 

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David Gelernter's Revolution Populi is trying to take on Facebook - BusinessInsider

David Gelernter's Revolution Populi is trying to take on Facebook - BusinessInsider | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Gelernter thinks there's a better way: he envisions a social media that's collectively owned by its users, where terms of use are determined democratically and privacy is guaranteed by blockchain-based encryption.

Gelernter has teamed up with Rob Rosenthal, a 19-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, to launch the new social media, dubbed "Revolution Populi." 

It may seem far-fetched, but they're counting on the general public becoming so fed up with Facebook — but still craving a social media outlet — that Revolution Populi becomes a global movement. A Facebook spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
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Just another example of how blockchain can be applied to the thorniest of problems.

 

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Making blockchain real for customer loyalty programs | Deloitte US

Making blockchain real for customer loyalty programs | Deloitte US | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Loyal customers are one of the primary drivers of any for-profit business. By building loyalty rewards programs, companies aim to heighten the customer experience. In many cases, however, the opposite has occurred. The implementation of blockchain can drive the customer experience to the next level, and here’s how:

Reducing costs
Enabling a frictionless system
Making the process near real-time
Providing a secure environment
Creating unique business opportunities
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It's a no brainer!

 

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Blockchain in marketing: Will 2019 be a year more of hope or hype? - Marketing Tech News

Blockchain in marketing: Will 2019 be a year more of hope or hype? - Marketing Tech News | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
Given that blockchain’s adoption is in its near infancy in business categories beyond finance and manufacturing, it has the potential to evolve many aspects of marketing. Beyond the customer experience, the marketing industry could use it to create accountability in ad buys, improve a brand’s transparency, or understand customer engagement better.

As consumers realise the benefit of content that is personalised to their needs, many will join a company’s blockchain environment. And to further engagement, brands may incentivise consumers for their attention. Given that there might be a reduction in the need for media intermediaries, companies can afford to take some of their cost-per-thousand savings from media and transfer that to the actual audience. 
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It's not a matter of hope or hype, but waiting for the martech commercialization of blockchain for consumption.

 

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Senator proposes data privacy bill with serious punishments

Senator proposes data privacy bill with serious punishments | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
If the bill were a law during Facebook’s privacy scandals, Mark Zuckerberg would face jail time, Sen. Ron Wyden says.
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At CYDigital we are flipping the script. Our Consumers won't be packaged up and sold to advertisers instead we will package up advertisers and their offerings to be presented to our Consumers. The control to interact goes to the Consumer, where it should be.

Come see what we are doing www.cyd.digital 

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At CYDigital we are flipping the script. Our Consumers won't be packaged up and sold to advertisers instead we will package up advertisers and their offerings to be presented to our Consumers. The control to interact goes to the Consumer, where it should be.

 

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Future of the Bot: Why Marketers Need to Be Critical of Own Performance Data - Martech Series

Future of the Bot: Why Marketers Need to Be Critical of Own Performance Data - Martech Series | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
As programmatic advertising reaches adulthood and the advertising process becomes ever more automated, it’s not possible to simply sit back and blindly trust the measurement and attribution data. Instead, incorporating emerging tech solutions from AI to blockchain will be paramount in waging the war against bot fraud.

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Ad fraud is one of the obvious choices for blockchain application for the Marketer.

 

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Blockchain: the Ten Commandments for CIOs - Finextra

8. CIOs should continue to develop proofs of concept internally as well as part of market consortiums

In order to get grip on blockchain and what it can mean for their business, CIOs should continue to develop proofs of concept to test blockchain’s business worthiness. Thereby they should take into account that different industry domains (upstream, midstream, downstream and marketing) and functional areas (such as commodity trading, cash management, supply chains and data integrity) are expected to adopt blockchain on different timelines.

For enterprise success, blockchain needs to be a consortium effort – not something that is used only internally. CIOs should be aware that the transformative nature of blockchain works across multiple levels simultaneously (process, operating model, business strategy and industry structure), and its success will depend on coordinated action across multiple companies. The way to create a multi-company blockchain consortium however is a very difficult one.
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Moral of the story: engage with your CIO on testing, as it is unfamiliar territory for many, unless you're engaging with a 3rd party service provider.

 

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New Balance Athletics Inc. Launches a Pilot Project Based on Distributed Ledger Blockchain Technology - CryptoNewz

New Balance Athletics Inc. Launches a Pilot Project Based on Distributed Ledger Blockchain Technology - CryptoNewz | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
According to the latest information, the New Balance Realchain network will be launched in alignment with the unveiling of OMN1S shoes on Friday. The project will help the new clients to record their shoes’ ownership on the decentralized chain. The purchasers of the OMN1S shoes will be given a Realchain card, which will be studded with an identity and security chip. After receiving their pair of basketball shoes, the owner can scroll through the New Balance app for scanning a QR code imprinted on the Realchain card. Also, one needs to scan the chip embedded within the card to get their shoe pair authenticated on the IOHK Cardano blockchain network.

The customers need to enter a code given on the tongue of the shoes into the app for claiming their ownership. By doing this, the particular person will be entitled to secured ownership of the shoes recorded on the New Balance Realchain platform.
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IRS Guidance on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency - National Law Review

IRS Guidance on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency - National Law Review | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it
On Wednesday October 9, in Revenue Ruling 2019-24 the IRS delivered on some of those promises, publishing a Revenue Ruling on the tax treatment of forks and related airdrops and posting an accompanying information circular on its website providing a list of frequently asked questions and answers (“IRS Q&A”) that, among other things, addresses methods for determining a taxpayer’s basis in cryptocurrency. While the IRS Q&A appears to be mostly non-controversial, the treatment of forks and airdrops is likely to be the subject of debate.
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When you consider cryptocurrency as a part of your marketing efforts, bear in mind that there are tax implications needing to be considered. 

 

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How Blockchain has Impacted Relationship Marketing | MarTech Advisor

How Blockchain has Impacted Relationship Marketing | MarTech Advisor | The Blockchain & MarTech Alert | Scoop.it

"Data centralization is core to digital marketing driven by data and analytics. The vulnerabilities of this data can be removed by the decentralized, and distributed ledger technology Blockchain. The security risks are taken care of by this technology, which also increases the transparency and traceability of the data.

 

Apart from the security of the data, there are concerns related to the overall cost of analysis, storage and retrieval of data. As you need to offer something in return for the data available to the intermediaries such as Google and Facebook, you end up spending a lot of money. The ROI is negligible against the spending in certain cases, specifically from these channels.

 

However, with Blockchain you can get your hands on the data without considering these middle channels. You own your personal data, and the scope for manipulation of this data reduces tremendously. 

 

As a marketer, you reduce the spend but, you also empower the consumer with a choice on sharing the data. The consumer gets the veto on the data that can be shared, and the ones that should be private. It works as a win-win situation for both, and eventually you get to score trust with the customers.

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