BAT & Brave announce partnership with CIVIC: Publishers will be able to withdraw earned BAT directly into an Ethereum address with CVC as secure identity verification


**Official announcement from BAT & Brave:** https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/

**Official announcement from CIVIC:** https://www.civic.com/blog/civic-to-offer-secure-identity-verification-services-on-the-brave-publisher-platform/

Brave-verified Publishers with Civic Reusable KYC will be able to collect earned BATs with their own Ethereum wallets

Civic, the global digital identity leader, and Brave, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, will collaborate to provide Civic’s identity verification services to Brave’s verified publishers. Publishers will have the option to use Civic identity verification and other Know Your Customer (KYC) services in order to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BATs) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform.

There are currently over 21,000 Brave-verified publishers, and 4 million monthly active users of the Brave browser. Brave users can opt to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. In the future, publishers who provide their own Ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable KYC to verify identity and ensure authenticity. Publishers will benefit from convenient, secure, and private identity verification through the Civic app.

Reusable digital identity is the core of Civic’s identity verification platform, and Civic Reusable KYC will enable publishers to safely and securely verify their identities and receive BAT contributions without sharing unnecessary data. Additionally, publishers will have a way to conveniently be identified with their mobile devices each time they log in to claim their tokens.

“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 to 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,” said Civic CEO and Co-Founder, Vinny Lingham.

“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,” said Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software.
This collaboration was announced at Consumer Identity World in Seattle on Friday, September 21. Civic recently launched its Reusable KYC incentive campaign, called “Civic Libre”, where anyone with a legitimate business can benefit from no cost identity verification services until the end of 2018.

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Roundup: 19/09/2018 – Top 10 Bank in USA uses Ripple’s xVia, Europol: Terrorist don’t use Crypto in Europe & more


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# Roundup: 19/09/2018 – Top 10 Bank in USA uses Ripple’s xVia, Europol: Terrorist don’t use Crypto in Europe & more

* By Micha Sprick
* September 19, 2018
* [Daily Roundup](http://coinrevolution.com/category/daily-roundup/)
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### Chinese company is funding a Japanese stablecoin project

Grandshores Technology Group is a Chinese investment company that focuses on blockchain and crypto. The company plans to raise $12.7 million in an official funding round for a stablecoin that will be value backed by the Japanese Yen. Yongjie Ya, a representative of the investment company, is in charge of the funding round. He revealed that the Grandshores Group has partnered with a middle-sized Japanese Bank in order to create the stablecoin. However, he did not reveal the name of the bank, as well as the name of the stablecoin. Lately, stable coins have surged due to the correction in the crypto market. Currently, there are only two noticeable Fiat-stablecoins: Tether and [TrueUSD](http://coinrevolution.com/tether-rival-trueusd-top100/).

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### Top 10 bank of the USA implemented Ripple’s xCurrent

The PNC Bank is one of the Top 10 Banks in the USA by the value of managed assets. According to Ripple’s senior vice president, Asheesh Birla, PNC Bank is already using xCurrent. Apparently, the bank conducted the test phase successfully behind drawn curtains. The PNC bank has now entered the production phase and already uses xCurrent in customer transactions. Birla stated that he hopes that xVia’s usefulness will convince the PNC bank and many other of Ripple’s partners to use xRapid as well. Ripple’s fastest transaction system that relies on XRP as its native token will launch next month.

### Europol: Bitcoin not used for funding terrorism in Europe

A Europol report states that terrorist networks did not rely on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their activities in Europe. The [report](https://www.europol.europa.eu/track/click/3481/17204) (download link) is 72 pages long and informs about a wide range of online crimes. The report mentions Bitcoin on 18 pages in the report. However, the section on terrorism negates that Bitcoin played any significant role in funding terrorists in Europe. Instead, terrorists relied mostly on Fiat money.

### New Finance Minister in Zimbabwe Encourages Citizens to Invest More in Cryptocurrencies

Ethereum World News takes note of the fact that Zimbabwe has a new finance minister and. According to the news outlet, he is determined to change the tide and ensure that the country’s economy becomes stable again. During a recent interview, the minister stated that he believes that cryptocurrency will help the country pull itself out of the current crisis. Zimbabwe strengthened its centralist government in the recent decades and conducted anti-white policies that resemble South-African policies right now. As a consequence, the country fell into a deep depression.

Read [more](http://coinrevolution.com/new-finance-minister-in-zimbabwe-encourages-citizens-to-invest-more-in-cryptocurrencies/).

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