Converting from BTC to BAT never completed


Hello, dear Community.

I’ve been having an issue with the Brave browser for the past couple of days. I run the process for converting BTC to BAT but it has never completed, I see 3 colored bouncing balls and a loading message. Currently I have ver. 0.19.80 installed. I am with Linux Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC.

In another topic similar to this I saw that you suggested to run a command in the linux shell. Here are the results.

Command: LEDGER_VERBOSE=true brave

Thanks in advance for your time!

Kind regards!


Thanks for reporting @barryb.

Cc-ing @LaurenWags on this.


Hi @barryb

Did you have a BTC wallet prior to this? If so, do you have the BTC recovery keys?



I have never touched any settings nor configured any wallets. Just
installed Brave and opened the payments options.


Thanks for the info @barryb! Could you update to the latest version, 0.19.105 and see if this is still an issue? I suspect it will be, but being on the latest version is a good idea.



Hello, I am having the same problem. I had ~$50BTC in my wallet. I updated Brave and it has said “converting” for 2 days. Is there something I should do?

However, it flashes the BAT screen with all the site usages stats for a half second before going to the “converting” screen, so seems like a bug in what to display.


Brave: 0.19.105
rev: 51f8ba56ca1c1409ddd0620b12650bb7f81c2f79
Muon: 4.5.16
libchromiumcontent: 62.0.3202.94
V8: 6.2.414.42
Node.js: 7.9.0
Update Channel: Release
OS Platform: macOS
OS Release: 16.7.0
OS Architecture: x64


Could you try this for me:
Turn off Payments via the toggle
Close Brave
Reopen Brave
Enable Payments again

Let me know if that helps.



I tried that and waited a day for the conversion. Still does the thing where it flashes the normal list of payments for a second and then goes to the 3 dots.


Hi @wulfmeister

Could you please go to ~/Library/Application Support/brave and locate your ledger-state.json file? In there you should find your ‘paymentId’. Could you please private message this to me?


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