Discord community splits as CEO reveals Ethereum integration ahead of launch

Discord instant messaging platform will soon launch support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integrationsas shown in a pre-launch screenshot shared by the platform’s CEO, Jason LemonHowever, part of the Discord community expressed concern about the update and threatened to cancel their Nitro subscriptions.

Citron’s announcement of the upcoming integration of the Ethereum blockchain network came in response to a tweet from Packy McCormick, founder of Not Boring, who shared an article that read:

Imagine a human website. Imagine a place where memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes thrive. Imagine a place where people and bots live in harmony. In other words, think of a place like Discord.

While Citron’s screenshot of the pre-released Discord app aims to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies, The gaming community bucked the move by highlighting the ecosystem’s persistent issues with carbon emissions, money laundering, and uncertainties in the non-fungible token (NFT) market.

Discord community splits as CEO reveals Ethereum integration ahead of launch
Discord community splits as CEO reveals Ethereum integration ahead of launch

What’s more the response also led many users to end their subscriptions to Discord Nitro, the platform’s premium service offering that costs $ 4.99 per month and $ 49.99 per year. In the words of Discord user Olivia:

Implementing NFT on Discord would result in poor publicity and a drop in Nitro subscriptions as a large number of people would drop out. NFTs are environmentally harmful and are mainly used for tax evasion and money laundering. The whole thing is a Ponzi scheme. Don’t link Discord with it.

– Olivia Wertheimer (Open to possibilities!) (@ Kingdomfantasy6) November 8, 2021

On the other side of the spectrum Many users in the gaming community also see this step as a step in the right directionIn response to Olivia, another user named Bryce NFT argued:

“They really just called the NFT room a Ponzi scheme with no valid evidence. Don’t comment if you have no idea about the room.”

MetaMask integrations have brought millions of users into the crypto space. On Friday, the crypto payment gateway Bitfinex Pay started a MetaMask integration on its platform.

As a result of the MetaMask integration, Bitfinex Pay opened the doors to sending and receiving payments in cryptocurrencies for more than 10 million new users. In conversation with Cointelegraph, the CTO of Bitfinex Pay, Paolo Ardoino said that digital assets will transform the current payments industry and that “it’s not a question of if, but when”.

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