Discord has finally decided to abandon the integration of Ethereum (ETH) wallets. After the wave of criticism and unsubscribes generated by the announcement, the founder of the social network assured that the project was not on the agenda.
Discord backtracking: Ethereum wallets won’t be integrated
In a tweet published this Thursday, November 11, 2021, Jason Citron, the creator and CEO of Discord, announced the abandonment of plans to integrate Ethereum wallets (ETH) within the platform. The founder of instant messaging assures that Discord does not intend to implement the concept revealed a few days ago.
Thanks for all the perspectives, everyone. 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.
– Jason Citron (@jasoncitron) November 11, 2021
“Thank you all for your views. We currently have no plans to realize this internal concept. For now, our focus is on protecting users from spam, scams, and fraud. Web3 has a lot of good sides, but also a lot of problems that we have to solve on our own scale. More to come, ” says Jason Citron.
A few days earlier, the CEO had indeed hinted that Discord would allow connection to wallets like MetaMask and WalletConnect. On Twitter, Jason Citron had also published a screenshot of the feature, obviously at the development stage. The social network aimed to let its users connect an Ethereum wallet, like a Facebook, Github, Reddit or Twitter account through the Connexions portal.