Does receiving of Brave Rewards NOW require Authentication as being MANDATORY?

Is it now Mandatory for our Brave Wallets to be Verified before we can receive Brave Rewards?

I for one, do not like being forced to use services I do not wish to use.
Especially when those service just assume everyone has a Mobile phone for 2FA authentication.
And while there are Authentication dongles available, they are ridiculously expensive with no guarantee they will actually work. And you cannot active them without initially logging in, which again requires a mobile phone.

It depends on what you mean. As it has been discussed in FAQ and all, you must be verified IF you want to receive BAT in a way that you can then convert it to cash. If you’re using it for services within Brave, such as tipping content creators, then you do not have to be verified.