Unsupported region error - Does that mean no Brave rewards?

Briefly describe your issue:
I have not recived rewards of June month supposed to be recieved in this July moth. It is 31st today no BAT transfer in my Gemini. I am getting unsupported region again and again on trying to Verify. My gemini was verified before and connected but now it somehow got disconnected. I am from India. I am also not seeing my Brave rewards increasing for this month. It is just showing one constant number on my New page tab.
So my main question is since India is UNSUPPORTED by gemini as well as uphold currently, am I not going to recieve any rewards? Can I use Brave wallet to get rewards? Is so How? If not, then what am I supposed to do to get my rewards since I am now in unsupported region?
What Operating System and Brave version are you using (Menu --> About Brave)? Windows 11 latest brave

Is your browser wallet currently verified? (yes/no) Don’t know.

**What date did you verify your wallet?**At least in november december 2021. Recieved all payouts until June.

Have you been able to successfully receive payments in the past? Yes since december and even before that in Uphold.

Are you using a VPN? (yes/no) No

Are you in a supported region ([see here] (https://brave.com/transparency) for list of supported regions)? Yes India. But I am getting Region unsupported error.


Hello? Someone help please?

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This is a temporary change that affects a lot of users, but no idea when the feature will be added back. You will still earn BAT, but will not be able to link to Gemini or Uphold for a while.

NOTICE: New region restrictions on verifying Brave Rewards with Gemini

The only limitation right now is to take BAT from your browser and move it to Uphold or Gemini. You still earn BAT, and once Uphold or Gemini or maybe even another exchange reopens, all the BAT can be moved there and you can do whatever you want with it.

The only thing you should take care of is that the BAT will be stored in your browser until then. So, if you uninstall Brave, reset your device or something similar, you might lose your BAT. To reduce this risk, you should back up your \Brave folder to your device. If you keep a copy of the browser off-device, you can at least restore it to its pre-problem state in case of loss.

Hope this helps.


Thanks. This explains

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Can you also tell how exactly

is done?

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All you have to do is copy this directory to a storage medium, such as an USB stick:

C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data


%userprofile%\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data

This does not necessarily have to be done on a USB drive, but can also be done on any other second drive. To ensure that nearly no BATs are lost, I recommend backing up this folder at regular intervals.

It is recommended to set up an automatic backup. This can be done e.g. via RoboCopy or a similar program.

Can you please also explain how backing up will work? I mean if brave is Sending BAT monthly then, How would BAT be stored in browser until the time my country gets VERIFIED in uphold or gemini? Because as far as I have seen Brave clears off balance once rewards are sent to uesrs. So every month my balance would be cleared to show 0 BAT or the BAT that have remained until that day when they announce rewards distribution. Then how will backing up brave would work? So I will anyways loose BAT accumulated every month then how is this going to work? Please explain?

Nah, there’s two different places in Rewards. One of them is your Balance and the other is your Estimated Earnings. Each month your Estimated Earnings goes to zero and pays out, at which point it arrives in your Balance. If you’re connected to Uphold or Gemini, that BAT gets send to them and the Balance shows what you have in their accounts. If you’re Unverified, then the Balance reflects the vBAT you have stored in your browser.

Payouts begin on the 8th. It doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to arrive, but it will process and start sending. The payout process usually takes up to 2 weeks, with some months completing faster or taking an extra week or two. It all depends on a variety of factors.

Anyway, if you’re Unverified, you’ll have a notice that your payment has arrived and you’ll Claim it. I believe there’s a little captcha thing they make you do these days, but I’m not sure. Once you claim it, it stores it in your \brave-browser folder on your device. Let’s say that suddenly you uninstall Brave, your browser gets corrupted, you do a factory restore of your OS, or whatever else…that would then delete all your BAT. So by you copying your \brave-browser folder to somewhere else, you’ll at least have saved any BAT you claimed if something goes wrong with your existing browser.

Another way you can look at it is each browser is a unique key to open the lock to a vault where all your BAT is kept. If your key gets lost or damaged, there’s no way to open the vault and it’s gone forever. So doing a backup of the folder is like making a second key. If you ever lose the first, you can get into the vault. Except, the key also tells the vault how much you’re owed. So if you don’t update it each month, you would only be able to access as much BAT as the key remembered you have.

Still having the same issue. I’m verified with Uphold wallet but getting this Region unsupported error. I’m from Philippines. Is there anyway this could be fixed?

Your region isn’t supported and it likely will be a long time before it is again. They stopped allowing Philippines and Vietnam to link to Uphold or Gemini back in January. I’ll be shocked if you are able to link to either any time this year.

NOTICE: New region restrictions on verifying Brave Rewards with Gemini

It’s also not on the list at the countries below:
NOTICE: New region restrictions on verifying Brave Rewards with Uphold

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They kicked out Brazil too, shame on you Brave&Gemini!

Problem also happens in Poland.

Yes, also in France, Germany, Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Malta, and a BUNCH of other countries. Perhaps try reading some of the announcements they had pinned on this site?

I did read everything, why u assumed i did not?

Because you said “Problem also happens in Poland.” This makes it sound like reporting something new or you don’t understand what’s going on. Just as person before you mentioned Brazil. Then person before mentioned Philippines and asked about getting it fixed.

If you did read everything, then you’d already know countries affected and what’s being done about it. There’s not really much else to be said or done about it at this time.


kann ebenfalls keine Revards in der Schweiz entgegennehmen, da die Regio nicht unterstützt wird…

Was kann ich machen?


Warten und hoffen, dass deine Region in naher Zukunft wieder akzeptiert wird (:

Gibt es eine möglichkeit das System auszutricksen?


Can you please tell me in Brave Browser folder where exactly can I see Brave balance? Cause there are n number of sub folders in it. Can I actually view my balance in Brave browser folder? If so where?

You don’t. It’s all encrypted and hid away, so as to prevent people from trying to hack/modify the numbers. Your balance is visible through Brave. You go to brave://rewards and it will show your balance. If ever any issues there, you can also go to brave://rewards-internals and it will show.