My Website Was Verified as a Channel in Rewards But Brave Says It Still Is Not

Hi, I have verified my website with the Wordpress plugin successfully. The channel was added to my Rewards Account. However, if I go to with my Brave browser and click the BAT icon I receive the following error message: “This creator has not yet signed up to receive contributions from Brave users. Any tips you send will remain in your wallet until they verify.”

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Hi @mattrusin,

Your Brave require 24-48 hours in order to sync with the latest publishers list. Your site is appears verified on my end. Also see Solutions for "not yet verified" bug.



Oh that’s really cool! For me it still shows not verified… Maybe it’s stuck in cache or something?

I’ll try from another computer. Thanks so much!

In short, it’s important to understand how verified status works from the browser’s perspective. Your browser downloads the entire list of verified publishers once every 24h (or 48h if you’re on an older version of Brave), and then checks against that local file to see if a site/channel you’re visiting is verified. It does NOT check against a database at the time of visiting (i.e., it is not a “live” check). Therefore, everyone’s Brave browser may see verification status differently for a certain period of time.

Imagine a daily newspaper. Everyone picks up the newspaper at a different time of the day: some people at 2AM, some people at 7PM. The people at 2AM will know about the news before the people who pick up the newspaper at 7PM. Same for verification status :).

In any case, if it’s been way over 24h and your browser is still not detecting the list, please try all the solutions listed here:

We are working to make this process much more reliable.

Thank you! Hope that helps.

For everyone still having this issue: just go to and check if your website/channel is there

It does show as verified on my other computers which is great! It does not show on my laptop as verified (it’s been about a week) but maybe that is because I installed the browser before verifying?

I tried restarting the browser but still no luck. As a HUGE supporter of the project I’d like to recommend including a message to clarify this and/or a link to so new publishers can know they have successfully verified.


@Mattrusin Thanks. It could be because you visited it before verifying. There is another file called publisher_info_db (if I remember correctly) that would be relevant to whether you visited it before verifying. You can try deleting/renaming that file too, and then checking your publisher_list file to see if your YT channel’s ID appears in it.

Sorry you are encountering this bug!

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