The instant messaging platform Discord may soon launch support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integration, as evidenced by the pre-release screenshots shared by CEO Jason Citron. However, some Discord communities expressed concern about the update and threatened to cancel their Nitro subscription.
“Imagine a human website. Imagine a place where moist memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes thrive. Imagine a place where humans and robots live in harmony. In other words, imagine a place like Discord.”
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-Jason Citron (@jasoncitron) November 8, 2021
Although Citron’s screenshots of the pre-released Discord app are designed to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies, the gaming community has resisted this move by emphasizing the ecosystem’s ongoing carbon emissions, money laundering, and uncertainty in the NFT market.
In addition, the strong opposition also led many users to terminate their subscription to Discord Nitro, which is a premium service product of the platform, which costs $4.99 per month and $49.99 per year. In the words of Discord user Olivia:
Discordantly implementing NFTs can lead to bad PR, and Nitro subscriptions will drop due to a large number of users canceling their subscriptions. NFT can cause environmental damage and is mainly used for tax evasion and money laundering. The whole thing is a Ponzi scheme. Do not associate discord with this.
-Olivia Wertheimer (opportunity open!) (@kingdomfantasy6) November 8, 2021
On the other hand, many users in the gaming community also believe that this move is a step in the right direction. Another user named Bryce NFT argued in response to Olivia:
“You really just call the NFT space a Ponzi scheme without valid evidence. When you don’t know anything about the space, don’t comment on anything.”
MetaMask integration has brought millions of users into the crypto space. On November 5th, the encrypted payment gateway Bitfinex Pay integrated MetaMask into its platform.
Thanks to MetaMask integration, Bitfinex Pay has opened the door for more than 10 million new users to send and receive payments in cryptocurrency. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Paolo Ardoino, Chief Technology Officer of Bitfinex Pay, said that digital assets will disrupt the current payment industry, “it is not a question of whether it will arise, but a question of when.”