vBAT Sunset Deadline and Supported Regions

As a followup to our February blog post regarding the changes to Brave Rewards, today we are announcing the expected vBAT sunset deadline: October 31, 2023.

If you’re a Brave Rewards user without a custodial account connected, soon you will see vBAT-related notices appear across the Brave Rewards interface that look like this:

Screenshot of 'Action Required' notice.

Users in unsupported regions will still have the option to contribute their vBAT balances to Verified Creators of their choice before the deadline. For a refresher, see our original blog post.

Update on supported regions

As promised, we’ve been working with our custodial account provider partners to widen regional support for Brave Rewards before saying goodbye to vBAT. Since the announcement in February, we’ve been able to re-enable support for the following regions:

  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Taiwan 

You can find the latest list of supported regions for each custodial account provider here.

Finally, we’re delighted to confirm that users in India with vBAT will soon be able to connect an account from one of our new custodial partners to Brave Rewards, allowing them to redeem their balances for BAT before the deadline. More information to come!

If you have any questions, join us on the Brave Community forums.

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