Brave rewards not verifying

“Unfortunately, your Brave Rewards cannot be verified because your region is not supported for Brave Rewards verification at this time.”
this is the message i get while i try to verify,is it really a region problem?

Probably. If you didn’t see it, Gemini has recently restricted accounts to be linked to Brave to only a certain amount of countries at this time. You will be able to connect ONLY if you are in one of the countries listed below:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

I see this answer a lot. However, is there any information about why this siddent change as well as a time frame when countries removed will be resumed?

I looked in different places (brave announcement, this forum, and on the internet) to get some clues. However, nothing to find, just the immediate stop.

Why don’t we use brave wallet to get rewards? why you guys very obsessive about gemini?

Brave won’t use Brave Wallet because there are government regulations to do so. They would have to get certain licenses, PLUS they would then have to KYC/AML all users. By creating the extra distance that is there, they don’t have to ask for all of your personal information.

You can read a bit more on that at https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/wiki/Wallet-support-FAQ#why-cant-my-wallet-receive-my-rewards-how-about-tipping-from-my-wallet

Nobody is obsessive about Gemini. There’s also Uphold, which is what I use and have had no issues with. But a custodial wallet through an exchange like Gemini or Uphold is needed for the process to meet legal obligations.