Discord shuts down plans for Ethereum integration

Discord CEO said it has "no plans" to introduce the feature.

Earlier this week, Jason Citron, CEO of Discord, hinted that the platform might be integrating Ethereum, and after backlash from users, the plans have been cancelled.

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Citron first revealed the potential integration in a tweet that included an image that revealed a test version of Discord that allows users to connect to Ethereum, along with the option to connect Discord accounts to crypto wallets.

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Instantly the idea caused chaos on social media among thousands of Discord users, the majority of which promised to cancel their paid Discord Nitro subscriptions if the platform integrated crypto.

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After recognizing the large number of complaints, in a tweet on Wednesday night, Citron confirmed that Discord currently no longer has plans to roll out Ethereum and NFT integration.

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"Thanks for all the perspectives everyone," Citron tweeted. "We have no current plans to ship this internal concept. For now we're focused on protecting users from spam, scams and fraud. Web3 has lots of good but also lots of problems we need to work through at our scale. More soon."

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