Since Brave Browser has become available, the interest, growth & capabilities have been increasing. Now when you look to access your BAT, there are a few things that you can do. - Follow the Steps, The Steps are Simple - Brave Browser & Uphold.
The BAT Has Increased
Now that you have downloaded, installed and been using Brave Browser for a while now. You notice that the BAT balance is growing and are starting to think how do I actually get my hands on it now.
What do I need to do?
First step is you need to click the BAT icon in the address bar.
Once you make that first step, things move a little easier and definitely more quickly. From here you will see a drop down that looks something like this.
Head to your Reward Settings which will open a new browser tab. From there you will see something (most likely on the right side of the screen) that looks like this next image.
This image above has worked two different ways for me in the past. First is the red circle area has been an active hyperlink directly to Uphold. If that is not that case then up above where it says "Withdraw Funds" is where you want to go. It will take you to the same space.
Now It Is Time for Uphold
Candidly, before using Brave Browser, I didn't know Uphold. There was no reason to other than just having a broader knowledge of opportunities that were out there.
Now assuming that you have set up Uphold when you first set up your Brave Browser, you will be prompted to login. Two things first:
1. If you don't have an Uphold account set up and linked, then check out this link and it may help. https://uphold.com/en/brave
2. I hope you have 2FA set up. It is so critical to everything we do. I realize that it's google authenticator and if you have heartburn about it, I can only recommend some Tums or a good IPA, but other than that, it's better than NOT having 2FA.
Now back to the regularly scheduled program.
What we are trying to accomplish here is to move your BAT into a place where you can manage it better / easier / more in sync or whatever it is that you need to do.
Personally, I like Atomic Wallet for something like this. I know there are plenty of wallets that are out there but for an ERC-20 token, which BAT is, well... It's pretty darn easy.
No memo needed and you just plug in your ETH address to receive BAT and Atomic Wallet does all the rest. So here's the thing.
When you are moving around in Uphold, and you choose to "download or withdraw" your BAT, you will see this page.
I have talked with more than a handful of folks who have questioned where to send their BAT when looking to get it out of Uphold to another wallet, just like Atomic Wallet. That's where the red circle comes in.
It takes you to this next page where you have the option to convert BAT to all sorts of options. From BTC, ETH or even other ERC-20's.
Once you choose, you're taken to another screen. I always pick BAT as there is a fee associated with any of the other tokens. As always, DYOR and see what works best for you.
Once you choose bat, you select or search your destination with means your ETH receive address and then confirm & you're in business. It's really that simple.
I have had transactions process in minutes and others take close to 30, but never an issue. Seemless and quick is how I would describe things.
Again, 2FA gives a piece of mind that only you are the one behind the wheel.
The Steps are Simple
Overall, the steps of moving through Brave Browser and Uphold are pretty quick. I find that using Atomic Wallet is really helpful in that regard as well with a solid Q&A as well as blog to answer questions along the way.
If you haven't had a chance yet, be sure to check out my first article in this series of 7 focused on Brave Browser.
Also, be on the lookout for another 5 articles coming your way over this next week, all focused on Brave Browser functionality and questions that I and many others have had along the way.
I hope this was helpful for you and gave a little insight, but most of all add value!