Discord Could Introduce Cryptocurrency And NFT Features

A tweet by Discord's CEO indicates that the company is planning to introduce support for Ethereum wallets soon.


Discord could potentially implement tools for connecting cryptocurrency wallets and NFTs, according to a tweet by its CEO.

Jason Citron, CEO of Discord, replied to a tweet with an image implying that the company was investigating plugins that support wallets such as Metamask and WalletConnect. Both of these wallets are popular choice among collectors of NFTs, given their compatibility with its used blockchains. Replying to questions on the functionality, Citron said this was in pre-release currently.

Discord has become the defacto platform for the majority of NFT marketing, with most projects on marketplace OpenSea all containing links to respective Discord servers. It would make sense, then, that Discord would be looking into implementing wallet functionality natively, letting servers circumvent Discord bots that are currently used for NFT authentications. This is similar to a feature that Twitter has teased too, allowing users to connect and display NFTs associated to their wallets on their profiles.

Citron's tweet has also garnered some criticism, with numerous replies from Discord users threatening to cancel their Nitro subscriptions in wake of the news. There's also some excitement for the feature, with Citron mostly engaging with questions regarding how this might work if released.

Discord is just the latest tech company to express interest in further exploring NFTs, along with Meta (parent company of Facebook), Microsoft, Pokemon Go developer Niantic, Google, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and many more.

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