It’s been almost a week and I have not gotten adequate responses to my questions. Not gonna lie, I am starting to get frustrated like many other Brave users here from the lack of decent responses from support staff, the lack of decent documentation regarding BAT earnings, etc.
I did some more digging. Apparently, there’s a difference between being a Brave Verified Creator and being a Brave Verified Creator with a verified Uphold account, at least according to this GitHub issue..
Now here’s what I can parse between what @Mattches has said and what I’ve read in the GitHub:
- AC will attempt to contribute to only Brave Verified sites.
However, quite a few Brave Verified sites are not Uphold-verified. You can check using the Android version of Brave. It has an extra message saying
This Brave Verified Creator has not configured his account to receive contributions... which for some reason is NOT present on the desktop version of Brave, leading to my initial confusion.
- My guess is that @Mattches was referring to Brave Verified Sites with Uphold verification.
- Brave will retry sending BAT to Brave Verified creators who have not setup an Uphold account. It will give up in 90 days.
Now, with that out of the way, let’s go back to my original problem. Yes, while all those sites listed in my original image are Brave-verified, some are not Uphold-verified. However, some of the sites are Uphold-verified and have zero BAT contributed to them. For example, washingtonpost.com and wikipedia.com are Uphold-verified and yet they have received zero BAT.
What @Mattches brought up in point #2 of his post is wrong. They are not zero because I turned off Rewards. They were zero even before that. In my original image, you can see that
Brave has retried 720 times and yet sites that are Brave-verified and Uphold-verified have gotten zero BAT. If you want proof, here’s a screenshot of my Android device that is up to 9020 retries and yet a majority of those sites still have received nothing!
It is seriously concerning to me when I see sites that I use a lot not getting their proper BAT allowance. With the lack of responses and a bunch of community members complaining about lack of responses, I can only assume that something sketchy is going on. I am tempted to turn BAT off completely.