Discord CEO says no plans to integrate with Ethereum after backlash

The Discord messenger platform "have no current plans" for integration with the Ethereum blockchain. This was announced by the CEO of the company Jason Citron.

On November 8, in response to the publication by the founder of the Not Boring project, Packy McCormick, about the possible development of Discord in the Web 3.0 ecosystem, Citron posted a pre-release screenshot showing the connection of third-party Ethereum wallets MetaMask and WalletConect to the messenger.

Despite the generally positive response from the crypto community, the CEO's tease sparked serious backlash in the Discord community. Many users accused the company of encouraging pyramid schemes and also began to unsubscribe from Nitro.

Nitro is a premium Discord service that costs $9.99 per month ($4.99 for the budget Nitro Classic). Subscription holders get extended download and server limits, animated avatars, the ability to collect and create custom emojis, themed profile badges, hi-res videos and more.

User concerns were related to the environmental impact of the Ethereum Proof-of-Work consensus model, as well as distrust of the NFT market in general.

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