Appreciate your prompt reply and ideas, Lauren -
To clarify my quote you referenced:
I am continuously notified by my Brave Rewards Browser Icon to ‘please back up wallet’ - and my recovery key is then re-displayed.
I am continuously notified to back up even though I have hand written the recovery key and then have clicked ‘Done’ several times - whether clicking the back up notification icon or clicking the gear in the ‘Manage Your Wallet’ Panel. I’m fairly certain that my wallet has not been successfully backed up, because each time I am in the backup modal, my recovery key is still visible.
You are correct, my recovery key is displayed in the backup/restore wallet area of brave://rewards whether I am prompted by the browser to back-up or whether I click the gear icon (I am prompted to backup about every 24 hours). I guess I’m surprised that each time I navigate to ‘Manage Your Wallet’, the recovery key is displayed - it seems counter intuitive and is the opposite of what I’ve come to expect when securing my digital wallets. I’m translating the recovery key similarly to the way I use my other digital wallets - as private, secure information specific to me and only me (not to anyone who happens to be surfing the internet on my unit via Brave Browser - it seems they could easily click over to my wallet and record the key for themselves, right?).
If this is to be expected, I don’t think I’m following along as the language at the bottom of the ‘Manage Your Wallet’ panel further confirms my expectation that once recording the key and clicking ‘Done’, the key would most likely no longer be displayed - and perhaps I’d even be notified to the like of: ‘Your Wallet has been successfully backed up’:
‘Keep this recovery key safe. You can always use this key to get your wallet back if something happens to your browser or computer. But make sure to protect it — anyone who gets this key could steal your wallet. It’s probably safest to write it down on a piece of paper, or wherever else you keep important info.’
I reluctantly tried your idea of copying the key, clicking ‘done’, then clearing my clip board… I was hoping that would notify the browser that I’ve recorded the key as you suggested - good idea, thanks - but… to no avail and I still do not believe my wallet is backed up or secure. I’d rather not click ‘print’ or ‘save as file’. It is my preference not to add an additional layer of risk to the recovery key recording process. In my mind, simply hand-writing the key and clicking the red ‘done’ button should execute the backup. I do understand that I am being overly protective, but prudently so I believe.
I’m not overly concerned at this time, I’m so stoked on Brave Browser and just about everything about it - I’m content to patiently see this issue through. Yet I’m still hoping to get my wallet backed up, while at the same time no longer seeing the recovery key displayed anywhere other than my hand written journal - ASAP. Happy to keep the communication alive and check back in if anything changes.
PS - Today I was prompted that a Brave update was available so I updated and relaunched in hopes of the issue resolving, yet I’m experiencing the same quark.