User, Publisher, Developer, will not use Uphold



As a user, publisher and developer I love Brave browser and would like to be a payer and payee. However the requirement to sign up for Uphold is a no go. I may be in the minority, but I do not care about crypto currencies. I want to pay via bank transfer, credit card, Paypal or some mechanism I already have and trust.

The Uphold registration process feels shady, like a bait and switch marketing and personal information harvesting operation. I completed most of the Uphold registration process, unhappily providing personal information, only to find I was required to install fourth party software on my phone, just to register. Nope, not going to happen. To make matters worse, Uphold now has my personal information, but because I did not complete the registration process there is no way to cancel the account and ask that my personal information be deleted. Nothing about the process feels legit.

Issues related to Uphold have been raised before (Publisher, but I won't use Uphold).