Judging by a pre-release screenshot shared by Discord’s CEO Jason Citron, the instant messaging platform might soon support MetaMask and WalletConnect integrations.
The CEO’s announcement about the upcoming Ethereum blockchain integration came as a response to a tweet from the founder of Not Boring, Packy McCormick, who shared an article that read:
Imagine a human website. Imagine a place where dank memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes thrive. Imagine a place where humans and bots live in harmony. Imagine, in other words, a place like Discord.
While the screenshot of the pre-released Discord application shared by Citron aims to promote crypto adoption, the gaming community opposed the move by emphasizing the challenges faced by the ecosystem in the form of carbon emissions, money laundering, and vulnerabilities within the non-fungible token (NFT) market.
In addition, the announcement stirred numerous users to terminate their subscriptions with Discord Nitro, which is the platform’s premium service offering, which costs $4.99 per month and $49.99 for a year.
A Discord user Olivia expressed her opinion via Twitter
On the flip side, some users from the gaming community are quite optimistic, claiming that the move is a step in the right direction. Another user named Bryce NFT responded to Olivia saying:
You really just called the NFT space a ponzi scheme without valid evidence. Don’t comment on anything when you have no idea about the space.