Dear Brave & BAT Community,
With a new app upgrade (v1.10) this week, we are excited to announce that Android will be supporting User Wallets (verified wallets)! Verified User Wallets on Android will allow Brave Android users to transfer and sync their Brave Rewards BAT balances with an Uphold account. Remember, You do not need to use this functionality to continue using Brave Rewards.
Based on our experiences with verified User Wallets on Desktop and the feedback we have received to date, we will be limiting verified wallets to users who have 25 BAT or more accrued. Please see our FAQ below:
What does it mean to “claim” or “verify” a User Wallet?
With User Wallets, Brave Android users will have their BAT balance in Brave Rewards transferred and synced to an Uphold account. For example, with a verified wallet, you can withdraw your BAT earnings.
How is the 25 BAT minimum enforced?
Only Brave users that have a minimum of 25 BAT in Rewards earnings can verify their wallet and have their BAT transferred and synced to their Uphold wallet.
Why is the limitation enforced for Android users only?
We are starting with Android. Soon, this limitation will also be enforced on Desktop.
Why is the 25 BAT limit enforced?
After having hundreds of thousands of Brave Desktop users attempt to verify their wallets, we realized that many users were verifying because they believed it was mandatory to create a verified User Wallet simply to use Brave Rewards. However, in many cases, the cost of creating and verifying a User Wallet is neither justified nor necessary. Therefore, we are limiting verified wallets to users with balances of 25 BAT or more.
What if I have to replace my Desktop or Smartphone?
We are launching Brave Sync v2 soon that will add support for Rewards Sync, eventually enabling users to sync and effectively back up their BAT balances across their devices, without a verified User Wallet.
Please use this thread to post any questions if they have not been answered above!
The Brave Rewards Team