Instant messaging platform Discord may soon launch support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integration, as evidenced by a preview screen posted by platform CEO Jason Citron. However, parts of the Discord community expressed concern about the update, threatening to cancel the Nitro subscription.
Citron announced the upcoming Ethereum blockchain integration in response to a tweet from Paki McCormick, founder of Not Boring, who shared an article that said:
“Imagine a human site. Imagine a place where wet memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes grow. Imagine a place where humans and robots live in harmony. In other words, imagine a place like Discord.”
While a screenshot of the previously released Discord app on Citron aims to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption, the gaming community has resisted the move, highlighting the current carbon footprint of the ecosystem, money laundering and uncertainty in the non-breeding token (NFT) market.
Additionally, the slowdown has also led to many users canceling their subscription to Discord Nitro, the platform’s premium service offering that costs $4.99 per month and $49.99 per year. According to Discord user Olivia:
Implementation of the NFT in contention will lead to poor PR and lower Nitro subscriptions with a large number of people retiring. NFTs are considered harmful to the environment and are primarily used for tax evasion and money laundering. This is all a Ponzi scheme. Do not relate to this conflict.
– Olivia Wertheimer (Open Opportunities!) (@Kingdomfantasy6) November 8, 2021
On the other hand, many users of the gaming community see this as a step in the right direction. In response to Olivia, another user named Bryce NFT objected:
“I just called the NFT room a Ponzi circle with no hard evidence. Don’t comment if you don’t have an idea of the space.”
About it: MetaMask Integrates with Bitfinex Pay Amid Rising Cryptocurrency Demand
The MetaMask integration has attracted millions of users to cryptocurrency. On Friday, crypto payment gateway Bitfinex Pay launched MetaMask integration with its platform.
As a result of the MetaMask integration, Bitfinex Pay has opened the doors to more than 10 million new users who can send and receive payments in cryptocurrency. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex Pay, said digital assets will disrupt the current payments industry and that “the question is not if, but when.”