The Internet Browser Brave focused on privacy is going to start a use of Civic’s verification services to be confident that every publisher receives money for his or her content through Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT).
According to the Friday announcement of the companies, each content producer who thinks of participation in the Brave’s program of publisher verification are allowed to use Civic’s identity verification and KYC services for the confirmation of their identities and earning BAT tokens. Every startup was organized with the goal to protect user identity and personal info using these services.
Using this platform from Brave, users are allowed to process payment for the content by making anonymous donations of BAT tokens through the browser and then this money is received by publishers. Collaborating in this way, verified publishers get a chance to connect an Ethereum wallet to get money.
Civic’s “Reusable KYC” program allows publishers to get their identity verification still keeping some privacy. The following publishers get a chance to use mobile devices for collecting money as well.
A co-founder and CEO of Civic Vinny Lingham said that Brave put effort to cope with privacy troubles that happen on the Web. He mentioned that the quantity of publishers and users was growing in Brave, so the implementation of Civic would make utilization of the platform safe and secure for a bigger number of people as well as would result in the establishment and sustaining of trust between every publisher and user. The company is looking forward to this partnership and bringing trusted identity verification services. It will make it possible to improve the browser functionality adding benefits of blockchain technology.
According to the information provided by a press release, there are over 4 million people who actively use Brave on a monthly basis. The number of publishers involved into Brave’s program has exceeded 21,000 and includes such famous names as the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron’s.
Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich commented that this platform was created for the transparent connection of every user and publisher with the guarantee of privacy and authenticity and the absence of intermediaries.