Where do lost BATs go?


I am wondering what happens to these tokens lost by users? Say an user accumulates 1 BAT and forget about his/her wallet in that device forever, or changes the device and don’t worry about that BAT anymore.

Do all these lost tokens get out of circulation forever?

Thank you very much for your time.

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These BAT tokens are stored on Brave internal ledger and don’t really exist until they’re moved to a custodial wallet (Uphold/Gemini). As they’re not created yet, they’re not lost.

Thank you very much for your answer. Then, once transfered to a wallet, there is where they can be then forgotten there and get permanenly out of circulation right?

If you loose acces to your custodial wallet, if you forget the seed of your non-custodial wallet, or if you send them to the wrong address (like a smart contract with no recovery method), yes they’re in a limbo.

Okay, thank you very much for your answer!!!

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