As we add additional custodial partners with which you can verify your Brave Rewards wallet, you will have the option to switch custodians if you've already verified with one in the past.
💡 Custodian (custodial exchange account): A custodian is a company that holds your BAT for you. Crypto exchanges like Uphold, Gemini, and bitFlyer, for example, are custodial partners in the Brave Rewards ecosystem.
How do I re-verify with a different custodian?
If you have a wallet already verified with a custodian (e.g., Uphold, Gemini, bitFlyer), simply disconnect your Rewards wallet from the current custodian by clicking the Wallet Verified button on the Rewards panel, and then selecting "Disconnect from Brave Rewards". Your wallet should then return to an unverified state and say "Verify wallet". Press "Verify wallet", and follow the instructions to verify your wallet with the new custodian of your choice.
What happens once my wallet is re-verified?
Once your Brave Rewards wallet is connected to a new custodian, any new BAT earnings will be paid to your account with the new custodian. Please note:
- BAT held in your previously linked custodial account will not be transferred:
Switching crypto custodians only changes the account with which your Brave Rewards wallet is verified. It does not affect any funds or BAT already held in your previous custodian. For example, if you were verified with Gemini and then switched to Uphold, your BAT in Gemini will not be transferred to your Uphold account. Remember: when you have a verified Brave Rewards wallet, the BAT balance in Brave Rewards just is the BAT balance in your custodian account!
To move BAT from your old custodial account to your new custodial account, you will have to transfer your funds from your old custodial account to your new one (using your custodian's crypto withdraw and deposit functions), as you would any other crypto.
- "Disconnect from Brave Rewards" does not free up a slot for the maximum device limit:
Once one of the four maximum available slots is used for any custodian, it can not be "freed up" by disconnecting your Brave Rewards wallet using the instructions above. But don't worry: should you change your mind and decide to re-link the same Brave Rewards wallet back to your original custodian, you will not consume a new slot. Instead, it will simply retake the slot it was previously in. Please see our documentation on wallet verification limits and disconnecting your wallet for more.