Blockchain Browser Brave To Use Civic’s Identity Verification Services

News | September 24, 2018 By:

Brave, an open-source blockchain-powered browser, will be using blockchain startup Civic‘s verification services to enable publishers to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform.

Brave is an open source browser for desktop and mobile that blocks invasive ads and online trackers, reduces page loading time, and guards from ads infected with malware. Brave allows users to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. Currently, Brave has recorded more than 10 million downloads in addition to over 4 million active monthly users and 21,000 Brave-verified publishers.

Civic is a blockchain identity-verification technology that allows consumers to authorize the use of their identities in real time. It builds an ecosystem that is designed to facilitate on-demand access, safe and affordable access to services verify the identity of the individual (IDV) through the blockchain, so that the test check on the basis of background and personal information no longer need to do from scratch each time.

Under the partnership, publishers who provide their own ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable Know Your Customer (KYC) to securely and conveniently verify their identity and ensure authenticity. Additionally, publishers will have a way to conveniently be identified with their mobile devices each time they log in to claim their tokens.

Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software, said that 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.

“Civic shares our values around privacy and protecting user information, and we’re excited to work with them to offer Civic Reusable KYC, which will be key to ensuring security and privacy on our publisher network,” Eich said.

Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO and Co-Founder, said that as Brave is experiencing exponential publisher and user growth, implementing Civic will enable more people to safely and securely utilize the Brave platform while establishing and sustaining trust between publishers and users.

“Brave is a revolutionary browser that is combating some of the biggest Internet privacy challenges,” Lingham said. “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.”