Discord hit the pause button on its planned integration of crypto wallets following backlash from users who saw them cancel their Nitro subscriptions with the service.
In recent days, footage from a Discord poll questioning interest in NFTs appeared on Twitter. Then Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron poured gasoline on speculation that a change was underway by posting a screenshot showing pre-release integration of two crypto wallets.
âProbably nothing,â Citron said.
Nothing is exactly where it ended up right now as users have responded to the potential change by canceling their Discord subscriptions.
Two days later, the campaign prompted the CEO to hit the pause button on the crypto wallet integration.
âThank you all for all the views. We currently have no plans to ship this concept internally. For now, our focus is on protecting users from spam, scams and fraud â, Citron noted.
âWeb3 has a lot of good things, but also a lot of problems that we need to solve on our own scale. More soon. ”
Users jumped on the ominous “more soon” to continue pushing the cancellation campaign, pointing out that Citron had not shied away from the concept of adding cryptos or NFTs in the future.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Twitter has set up a team to examine crypto.
In April, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed Bitcoin encourages renewable energy. Contrary to Dorsey’s claim, a bitcoin mining operation in New York uses 58% of the electricity generated by a natural gas-fired power plant that was restarted in 2017.