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Discord CEO Scraps Ethereum Integration Following Community Backlash

Discord CEO Jason Citron has stated that the app has “no current plans” to integrate crypto wallets. Feedback came three days after he tweeted an image featuring the Discord layout and integration with Metamask and Wallet Connect.

One of the reasons for changing his mind can be the negative feedback received from many Discord users. Some have created a thread on the official Discord subreddit called “Discord developers: Please do not support NFTs,” and got hundreds of replies, most of them being complaints.

One user posted a reply on Citron’s initial tweet saying: “Can’t wait to tell my friends that Discord is encouraging pyramid schemes,” and got more than 12,000 likes.

Others posted messages indicating that they would cancel their Nitro subscriptions due to the app’s interest in crypto and NFTs.

Nitro is the premium service of Discord and costs $9,99 per month. It grants users more features such as increased upload limit, animated services, emoji upgrades, server boosts, profile badges, and HD Video.

It also represents the company’s main source of income, with $45 million in 2019 and $130 million in 2020, as per The Wall Street Journal reports.

Discord represents the most widely used social network for gamers, with a monthly user base of around 150 million. However, it seems that the crypto critics outnumber the crypto enthusiasts on the platform.

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