Brave Wallet overrules Metamask - All connections broken

Hi guys,

Since this morning the brave wallet is overruling my Metamask. I can’t use Metamask properly anymore. It keeps me sending to this ‘new brave wallet’ (the first time I see it). I imported my Metamask, thought maybe it would help… but doesn’t.

Metamask is not showing an up-to-date balance, tokens are missing from the list and unable to connect to staking/farming websites. In Etherscan I can see all is still there, but its not working anymore in Brave browser.

Makes me kind of crazy to be honest, lots of money involved, and can’t trade now. I don’t want anything to do with the Brave Wallet and just want to use my Metamask. Yesterday all was fine and suddenly I get this overruling from Brave Wallet.

What can I do? Turned already all options off from Brave Wallet, but Metamask still not working properly.

*** UPDATE*** installed Metamask in a new browser and it’s working there properly, so it’s a BRAVE issue

Help, thanks,

You can change the default provider via brave://settings/wallet

More information about the option ↓

Why isn’t my MetaMask or other extension not working with Dapps?

Thank you, unfortunately, it doesn’t work. Changed settings to ‘extensions’ and ‘none’… restarted all and not working.

Metamask is also not loading my balances etc in Brave. In chrome it does.

It started this morning when I tried to connect Metamask to applications and it got overwritten by Brave Wallet. That was not happening yesterday, so there must have been an update? Seems quite intrusive to try to mess with crypto wallets this way.

I hope there are other ways to try to fix this? Don’t like to use Chrome at all.


Could you show a screenshot of what you mean by MetaMask is not showing your balances? Do you mean in the MetaMask icon? Seems like some kind of MetaMask problem. I bet it would go away if you uninstalled and re-installed it if it works on a different browser. Make sure you have a backup of your seed phrase and any manually imported keys though.

I have exact same issue. Here is a screenshot.

I was thinking at first you meant within MetaMask, but I guess you probably mean balances on some Dapp? You might need to clear cookies and also restart the browser after changing the above setting. Does it help?

I came here looking for an answer to the same sorts of Qs. I have this AM sent a small transaction to my Metamask account. The Transaction was confirmed, I could see the transaction in Metamask and etherscan, but the balance was not including the new transaction. Also other ERC20 tokens are not being displayed - in Metamask not some Dapp just to be clear.

I then installed Chrome and installed metamask on that and everything appeared perfectly almost immediately. Brave breaks Metamask. I can’t use the Brave Browser with Polygon as far as I am aware, so I need Metamask to be working or Brave goes - which would be a shame.

FYI - OS is Windows 10 Pro (fully up to date)
Metamask is 10.9.2

@mark21 @Boalex or @BCeml would any of you be open to a Zoom call on Friday? I’d like to help troubleshoot the issue to see what you are seeing.

If so please:

  • Send me an email and times you would be available on this Friday
  • Link to this support issue so I can reference back to it.

Hi Brain

I would love to participate - though I hate Zoom, I can stomach it (have you tried BigBlueButton - miles better IMO, I use it multiple times a day).

As for timings, where are you based? What sort of times would suit you? I can be quite flexible to a certain degree. I am based in the UK (so timezone is GMT). I work from home and although I have some scheduled commitments I am pretty sure I can shuffle a bit …

Hi there,
I am using MM with Brave with no issues, the only thing that I had to do in order to use it in place of the integrated wallet was to set the Default cryptocurrency wallet option to None and it started to work like in any other browser.

Hope that this can help you since I am using it on Polygon too, only difference on our setup is the OS… I am on Mac while I see you’re on Windows

@BCeml sorry out of force of habit I said Zoom but I’d prefer to use Brave Talk!
It’ll just be a link to click.
Please email me at brian[at] with a link to this thread.
I could do anywhere in 6pm-9pm GMT on Friday or else on Monday I could do 4PM GMT?

@cupofcraft What in particular didn’t work when it was not set to None?
And if you could pls confirm if you had the option Brave Wallet (Prefer extensions)
Perhaps retesting and restarting browser after you change it from brave://settings/wallet pls and thank you.

Sorry for the late reply. Kind of got lost on a disaster recovery software evaluation migration project. Do you still want to do something this week? I am a bit snowed. Mornings next week would be much easier for me if that suits.

Happy to help you troubleshoot with a Brave Talk session (similar to Zoom).
Just email me at brain[at] with:

  • Link to this community thread
  • Some times that would work for you
    Then I’ll send a calendar invite.

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