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Discord halts Ethereum integration plans following public outcry By BTC Peers


After public protest, Discord stops Ethereum integration plans

Jason Citron CEO, Discord has tweeted that his instant messaging app had decided to stop its integration into the ecosystem.

Citron said that they do not plan on adding such an option and instead are focused on protecting customers from spam and fraud.

This week, he sparked the interest of crypto enthusiasts by sharing a screen of a feature that allows users to connect with MetaMask or WalletConnect.

The prospect was welcomed by Ethereum supporters, but gamer chat user were quick and vocal in their disappointment. Many critics criticized the company for adopting technology that poses security risks and could be dangerous for the environment. Others pointed out that NFT creators have a reputation for plundering art.

When unhappy customers started to post tweets in which they threatened to end their Nitro subscriptions, the situation got worse.

To avoid revenue drops, Discord had to remove the Ethereum functionality. However, Citron’s tweet has not ruled out the possibility of adopting crypto in the future.

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.