Popular community messaging app Discord was forced to withdraw its plans to integrate with the Ethereum-based NFT (ETH) after a significant number of its users suffered a backlash.
The reaction began on Nov. 9 after Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron tweeted “likely nothing” with a screenshot of the app’s user settings page showing the ETH icon and the option to connect digital wallets like MetaMask and Wallet Connect.
Citron was later hit by thousands of comments calling for it to abandon the plan, along with users threatening to opt out of Nitro. Crypto skeptics claim that NFT is a Ponzi scheme and is damaging to the environment due to the energy consumption used to mine the cryptocurrency.
I politely ask you not to participate in the NFT scene. I want an app that does not trigger a money laundering system that has been proven to contribute to climate change. The last thing I want as a user of your product is to violate behavior, which is very important to me.
– :: .⊗ (@Ghost_Manul) November 9, 2021
While commenting that the feature is in “pre-release” mode, Citron said on November 11th that it had gone into “unreleased” mode:
“Thanks for everyone’s views. We currently have no plans to deliver this in-house concept. For now, we are focused on keeping our users safe from spam, scams and scams. Web3 has a lot of good things, but also a lot of problems that we have to solve to our extent. Previously.”
While Discord is a widely used app in the crypto community – especially on NFT projects that use the platform to build communities – the gaming team doesn’t seem to like cryptocurrencies too much (among other things).
A Reddit post in the r / discordapp community from November 9th with the title “Please do not support NFT” received around 6,400 positive votes.
User “CaboSanLukas” said NFT technology was “a scam” and added, “Imagine buying a ticket that says you own the X image. In addition, the value of the NFT is based on pure speculation and scarcity. While “Atulin” claims that:
“You burn an acre in the Amazon to get a link to a receipt for the purchase. You don’t understand something, you don’t even get a receipt, you get a link to the receipt. ”
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Back on Twitter, Hayden Adams, founder of the Uniswap decentralized exchange speak This morning the response Citron received was “pretty bizarre” but a good reminder of how early the Web3 world came into being.
“PoS + L2s will fully address environmental concerns next year, but misunderstandings and fear will linger much longer,” he said.
For those of you who are “against” the NFT, please check where you got your information from. NFT is a fundamentally disruptive new technology that gives organizational power to individuals and bypasses companies. It has been used in confusing ways, and so has the internet. AMA
– Lauren Fanning (@laurfanning) November 9, 2021