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Show HN: ClearCoin – the ad blocker that rewards you (chrome.google.com)
8 points by elwell 14 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

Our extension is open source. Check out the code here: https://github.com/clearcoin/extension

We use the users's private key of their Ethereum wallet to sign every ad impression [0]. Combine that with our KYC requirement, and now advertisers know that every ad impression was a real person.

[0] - https://github.com/clearcoin/extension/blob/dev/app/scripts/...

What's to stop users faking ad views/clicks to earn coins?

You can't earn coins until you complete a KYC application. If a user's behavior is flagged as fraudulent, we ban them on a ID level. Also, to clarify, only views can earn XCLR, clicks do not.

Interesting idea, I'd be on board if the coin weren't so niche.

You can trade our coin on various exchanges, the biggest being HitBTC.

We're trying to grow our own ad economy however. That's why our Ad Bidder platform [0] only accepts ClearCoins (XCLR) as payment for placing your ad.

[0] - https://platform.clearcoin.co

Interesting project elwell!

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