Brave rewards difficulties in India

Dear Brave Browser Creators,

I am writing to you today to address a growing problem that has been affecting the users of Brave Browser in India. As you are aware, Brave Browser is a popular web browser that allows users to browse the web privately and securely while also providing them with the option to earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) by opting into Brave Rewards.

While the concept of Brave Rewards has been well-received by users around the world, there have been growing concerns in India regarding the ability to withdraw earned BAT from the browser. Several users have reported difficulties in withdrawing their BAT rewards due to restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies.

The RBI, which is the central bank of India, has imposed strict regulations on the use of cryptocurrencies within the country. While the regulations are meant to protect users from potential risks associated with cryptocurrency trading, they have made it challenging for users to withdraw their BAT rewards from Brave Browser. As a result, many users in India have been unable to take advantage of the Brave Rewards program, which has been a significant setback for the platform’s growth in the country.

It is essential for Brave Browser to address this issue as soon as possible as it has led to a decline in user satisfaction and adoption. Users who are unable to withdraw their BAT rewards may become frustrated and lose interest in the platform, which could result in a loss of users and revenue for Brave Browser.

We urge Brave Browser to work with the Indian authorities to find a solution that would allow users to withdraw their BAT rewards without violating any regulations. This could include partnering with local payment providers to enable withdrawals in Indian rupees, or exploring alternative methods that comply with the current regulatory framework.

In conclusion, we appreciate the effort put in by Brave Browser in providing users with a safe, private, and secure browsing experience while also incentivizing them with the Brave Rewards program. However, we urge the platform to address the issue of BAT withdrawals in India and ensure that all users have equal access to the rewards they earn. We believe that by working together, we can find a solution that will benefit both the platform and its users.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Richi Monani

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Brendan Eich hinted that they are working with a new Custodian to bring India back as soon as possible. No other info has been shared yet, only that it’s in the works.

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