Instant messaging platform Discord may soon roll out support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integrations, as shown in a pre-screen screenshot shared by the platform’s CEO Jason Citron. However, part of the Discord community raised concerns about the update and threatened to cancel its Nitro subscriptions.
Citron’s announcement of the upcoming Ethereum blockchain integration 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 wet memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes thrive. Imagine a place where people and bots live in harmony. In other words, imagine a place like Discord. “
probably nothing pic.twitter.com/p4P6MoNGgd
– Jason Citron (@jasoncitron) November 8, 2021
While Citron’s screenshot of the pre-released Discord application aims to speed up the adoption of crypto, the gaming community defied the move by addressing the ecosystem’s ongoing problems with carbon emissions, money laundering, and uncertainties in the non-fungible token market (NFT) highlighted.
Additionally, the backlash also resulted in numerous users canceling subscriptions to Discord Nitro, the platform’s premium service offering that costs $ 4.99 per month and $ 49.99 for a year. In the words of Discord user Olivia:
Implementing NFTs in Discord would result in poor PR and a drop in Nitro subscriptions as many people quit. NFTs cause environmental damage and are mainly used for tax evasion and money laundering. The whole thing is a Ponzi scheme. Do not associate a discord with it.
– Olivia Wertheimer (Open to possibilities!) (@ Kingdomfantasy6) November 8, 2021
On the other side of the spectrum, many users from the gaming community also see this step as a step in the right direction. In response to Olivia, another user named Bryce NFT argued:
“You really just called the NFT room a Ponzi scheme with no valid evidence. Do not comment if you have no idea about the room. “
Related: MetaMask integrates with Bitfinex Pay in light of the growing demand for crypto payments
MetaMask integrations have drawn millions of users into the crypto space. On Friday, the crypto payment gateway Bitfinex Pay started a MetaMask integration into its platform.
As a result of the MetaMask integration, Bitfinex Pay opened the doors to sending and receiving payments in cryptocurrencies for over 10 million new users. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Paolo Ardoino, Chief Technology Officer of Bitfinex Pay, said that digital assets will disrupt the current payments industry and that it is “not a question of if, just when”.