Discord to have integration with Ethereum and NFTs. If it happens, this integration can be essential for adopting cryptocurrencies and bringing revenue to Discord.
In addition to their use as subscription payment, other use cases such as avatars using NFTs may become a reality in the app.
Today, Discord, available for computers and cell phones, is one of the most used voice applications globally, especially for gamers. In addition, it also features screen sharing, public and private messages, and other features.
Some servers have more than 500,000 members, such as Valorant, Apex Legends, Minecraft, and Rocket League channels.
Despite this, not everyone was happy with the possible update. Many users who subscribe to Discord Nitro, which allows for extra benefits such as better screen streaming quality, are unsubscribing.
Discord + Ethereum integration
If it happens, this integration can be vital for adopting cryptocIf it happens, this connection can be important for embracing cryptocurrencies and providing income to Discord. As this is an online environment, nothing is easier and more secure than accepting entries in cryptocurrencies, in this case, in Ether (ETH).
The image published by the CEO of Discord shows two Ethereum wallets, MetaMask and WalletConnect.
More than paying subscriptions, this integration may offer other features, such as allowing users to use their NFTs as an avatar within the app. It is a use case that Twitter is already exploring.
Divided opinions between users
Although NFTs and Ethereum payments are not mandatory, some users who already subscribe to Discord Nitro did not like this possible update.
Several of them went to the Discord forum to leave their complaints, claiming they canceled their subscription. Among the reasons cited, most involve energy expenditure of Ethereum. Interestingly, complainers are also wasting electricity to file complaints.
Finally, it is worth remembering that even the creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, admits that there are already more ecological solutions than Proof-of-Work (PoW).
His blockchain is on the way to being transformed into Proof-of-Stake (PoS), no longer using video cards for mining.