Brave, which is a free and open-source pay-to-surf browser will start using blockchain identity startup Civic’s verification services to make sure publishers are paid for their content along with Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT).

The firms declared yesterday that all the content producers who are expecting to join Brave’s “verified publishers” program can utilize Civic’s identity verification and know-your-customer (KYC) services to confirm their identities and earn BAT tokens. Both startups main purpose is to protect user’s identities and personal information via their services.

Brave’s platform operates by enabling its users to pay for content by unknowingly donating BAT Tokens via Brave’s browser, which publishers than receive the payments.

Brave users allow to secretly and automatically reward publisher content by donating BAT Tokens via incorporated Brave Payments system in the browser. With the new partnership, publishers who verify their authenticity can instantly connect an Ethereum wallet to get payments.

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Reusable digital identity is the main feature of Civic’s identity verification platform, and Civic Reusable KYC will allow publishers to verify their identity safely and securely and get BAT tokens without sharing any kind of needless data. Here, publishers can utilize mobile devices or any other related devices to log in and claim their tokens.

Vinny Lingham, CEO, and Co-Founder of Civic said, “Brave is a revolutionary browser that is combating some of the biggest Internet privacy challenges. As Brave is experiencing exponential publisher and user growth, implementing Civic will enable more people too safely and securely utilize the Brave platform while establishing and sustaining trust between publishers and users. We’re thrilled to partner with Brave and bring our trusted identity verification services to help build a better browser with the benefits of blockchain technology.”

Brave currently consists of more than 4 million users worldwide. About 21,000 publishers have joined the Brave’s program along with Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron.

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Brendan Eich, CEO, and co-founder of Brave said, “Brave and the Basic Attention Token aim to directly connect users and publishers in a transparent system to guarantee privacy and authenticity, without the intermediaries that harvest user data.”

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