Independent media house NPR is now verified on the Brave Browser; a privacy-focused blockchain based internet surfing platform. This will allow the online news portal to accept contributions in the form of Basic Attention Token (BAT), the native cryptocurrencies of Brave browser.
Brave browser is a blockchain based internet search engine, which is focused on privacy and empowering the users. The platform allows users to get paid to visit ads, and also lets viewers choose the ads they want to see.
On the other hand, NPR is an independent media house, which depends on contribution from the community rather than corporate funding. Such media houses strive to bring real, relevant, and unbiased news and information to the viewers. The news portal accepts a contribution in various currencies, and from now on, it can also accept BAT.
With traditional media houses getting more and more biased and unfair, the emergence of media houses like NPR and the Huffington Post, which depend on crowdfunding, have kept the ethos of journalism alive. In fact, such news portals are similar to cryptocurrencies in many ways, especially in philosophical terms. Both segments emerged as an alternative to their traditional counterparts, which have become more or less redundant.