I recently had to change my computer several times, after digging some informations I found that we can only bound 4 browsers to uphold account (I reached the limit already).
I contacted uphold to remove my old browser, but they replied, I have to contact Brave directly.
Hi, @Stead, I’m sorry, but this is currently a permanent limit with Brave-Uphold wallets/ instances.
If you’re a Creator, you can choose Gemini wallet, as it does not have these kind of limits - though I don’t know what, if any, limits they may have. There are plans to implement Gemini wallet for all users, but it isn’t possible right now.
I believe your BAT earned on the unconnected device/ wallet just rests in the Brave browser wallet till you can move it to a verified wallet, like Uphold or Gemini.
A lot of users do this, not have, or are able to move BAT to, a verified wallet. It’s fine, but you have to keep in mind that reinstalls and any reformatting of the browser/ device will cause you to lose those BAT.
One more info, before changing my computers, I backed up %appdata%/Brave Software, then I copied this folder on the new computer and installed Brave back.
I really hope we can find a solution, because no computer are fail-proof. I am an IT Tech, so I often change computer to test new model before giving them to my users aswell.
I don’t want to lose my BAT
I can’t believe that the limit cannot be bypassed, or browser removed by somebody, somewhere. Computers are not living on their own yet
One solution would be to send monthly donation to my creator account right?
…So when we are thought to be able to have more wallet slots with the addition of the Gemini wallet (for all users) - it’s only more if we have multiple custodian accounts (ie. Uphold + Gemini)?
@steeven, I appreciate you’re busy, but could you clarify this when you have time, or someone else with this authority? I’m thinking of all the posts I must go back and edit because I will have given misinformation.
In my human opinion, if there is no solution, the system is poorly designed. I am pretty sure I am not the only one in this case.
I don’t know anybody that never reinstalled windows, or changed his computer. The cap limit is not a viable solution for a long term.
We should be able to remove a computer or atleast bypass the limit with some kind of human verification, like have to send a identity paper or something.
One solution would be to be able to remove a computer and timelock the option for a period of time to prevent abuse.
Because even with a backup of my Browser File in %appdata% it seems that the browser is a new instance. I also restaured the internal wallet with the private passphrase, but I don’t think it solves anything.
I don’t blame Brave, I just tell you what I think about how unfriendly it is