Discord halts Ethereum integration plans following public outcry
According to a tweet by the CEO of Discord Jason Citron, his instant messaging app has decided to suspend its plan of integrating Ethereum into its ecosystem.
Citron stated that the company has no plan to add such an option, rather it is focused on protecting users from fraud and spam.
He watered the appetite of the crypto community earlier this week when he shareda screenshot of a new feature that would allow users to connect to MetaMask and WalletConnect.
While Ethereum fans were very excited by the prospect, users of the gamer chat tool were quick to express their discontent. Several critics lambasted the firm for adopting a technology that harbored so many security concerns and is also dangerous to the environment, while many others stressed that NFT creators are known for stealing art from artists.
The situation intensified when unhappy users started posting tweets threatening to cancel their Nitro subscriptions.
Discord has been forced to scrap the Ethereum functionality just to avoid any drop in revenue. However, Citron’s tweet has not ruled out the possibility of adopting crypto in the future.