Discord community has shown mixed reactions after the CEO of the company unfolded the pre-released Ethereum integration. However, this new feature will enable Discord users to actively be a part of all upcoming crypto-related festivities such as NFTs, Web 3.0, and token adoption.
Discord is a social media platform that allows users to connect via messaging officially showing support to the launch of MetaMask and WalletConnect integrations as evidenced by a pre-release screenshot shared by the platform’s CEO, Jason Citron. Both of these platforms are backed by Ethereum 2.0 protocol. Despite all the hype, the announcement did not go according to plans. Relatively a larger number of Discord users have raised their concerns about the announcement and also threatened to cancel Nitro subscriptions.
It seems that the platform has shown support to the Ethereum blockchain integration because of security reasons. On the other hand, the community refused to accept this move because of the ecosystem’s ongoing issues with carbon emissions, corporate social responsibility, money laundering allegations, and other ongoing irregularities within the non-fungible token (NFT) market.
Some of the critics said that this move would also put the company in the race with renowned corporate companies as a result Discord could give up on its business ethics philosophy. The reports have also claimed that following the news that Discord is supporting Ethereum 2.0 integration a large number of company’s users have already ended their subscription to Discord Nitro. Discord Nitro is amongst the company’s most advanced and premium services which cost customers around $4.99 per month and $49.99 for a year. As of this writing, the platform failed to cope with the backlash shown by the community.
There have been multiple experts’ voices saying that integrating NFT to discord would do nothing but bring in the bad PR for the company. In the future, an even greater number of people will give up on Discord Nitro and move away from the platform. Discord community has 0% capacity to show any relaxation about the environmental damage.
On the other hand, NFTs cause environmental damage, they are being used as currency for money laundering, and tax evasion, and other illegal stuff. The entire idea seems hazardous and killer for the growth of goodwill of Discord. As soon as Discord moves away from this idea it would be better for the existence of Discord, experts do believe.
Despite all this criticism Discord’s CEO seems quite unmoved and staunchly supports his decision. NFT is the future and that is where Discord would head the top leadership said. However, people from other disciplines of life, especially people from the gaming universe have fully supported this decision. It seems that despite all these bad things connected with NFT, NFT is the future of the digital world.