Discord community splits as CEO unveils pre-released Ethereum integration

As evidenced by a screenshot that Jason Citron, the CEO of Discord, shared in pre-release, Discord could soon offer support for MetaMask integrations. Discord’s community expressed concerns over the update and threatened to cancel their Nitro subscriptions.

Citron’s announcement about the upcoming Ethereum Blockchain integration was in response to Packy McCormick’s tweet, which shared an article entitled:

“Imagine a website for humans. Imagine a place that is full of dank memes. Imagine a place where potatoes flourish. Imagine a place where bots and humans live in harmony. Imagine, in other words, a place like Discord.”probably nothing pic.twitter.com/p4P6MoNGgd
— Jason Citron (@jasoncitron) November 8, 2021

Although Citron’s screenshot from the pre-released Discord app aims to accelerate crypto adoption, the gaming industry resisted it by highlighting the ongoing problems with carbon emissions and money laundering as well as uncertainties in the nonfungible token market (NFT).

The backlash led to many users cancelling their subscriptions for Discord Nitro, the premium service that the platform offers at $4.99 per month or $49.99 for one year. Olivia, a Discord user, said:

NFTs being used in discord will cause bad PR and a decline in Nitro subscriptions due to a large number of people cancelling. NFTs are used mainly for tax evasion and money laundering. This is all a Ponzi scheme. This is a ponzi scheme.
Olivia Wertheimer (Open for opportunities!) (@kingdomfantasy6) November 8, 2021

Many gamers see this as a positive step in the right direction, and many others agree with them. Bryce NFT, another user who responded to Olivia’s argument, said:

“You have just called the NFT Space a Ponzi Scheme without any evidence.” If you don’t know anything about the space, don’t comment.

Related:MetaMask is integrated with Bitfinex Pay to meet growing demand for cryptocurrency payments

MetaMask integrations have helped millions of people to get into the crypto space. Bitfinex Pay, a crypto payment gateway, launched a MetaMask integration on Friday.

Bitfinex Pay has opened up to more than 10 million users who can send and receive cryptocurrencies payments through the MetaMask integration. Cointelegraph spoke with Paolo Ardoino, Bitfinex Pay chief tech officer. He stated that digital assets will disrupt the existing payment industry and that it’s not a matter of “if but when”.


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