Question on receiving BAT in Brave wallet

My location is not supported by any custodial account. Need help to understand if it is possible use Brave wallet to receive BAT.

I checked the FAQ and it says “BAT Rewards come in the form of virtual BAT (vBAT) until you verify with an exchange. When you verify with an exchange, your vBAT gets deposited there and converted to real BAT”

Is the exchange referred here is the custodial accounts Uphold /Gemini ?
I am a noob in crypto area, so any basic explanation is appreciated.