Instant messaging platform Discord may soon launch support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integrations as evidenced by a pre-release screenshot shared by the platform’s CEO, Jason Citron. However, a portion of the Discord community raised concerns about the update while threatening to cancel its Nitro subscriptions.

Citron’s announcement of the upcoming Ethereum blockchain integration came as a reply to a tweet from Packy McCormick, founder of Not Boring, sharing an article that read:

“Imagine a human website. Imagine a place where dank memes flow like honey. Imagine a place where potatoes thrive. Imagine a place where humans and bots live in harmony. Imagine, in other words, a place like Discord.”

While Citron’s screenshot of the pre-released Discord application aims to expedite crypto adoption, the gaming community resisted the move by highlighting the ecosystem’s ongoing issues with carbon emissions, money laundering and uncertainties within the nonfungible token (NFT) market.

Moreover, the backlash also resulted in numerous users ending subscriptions to Discord Nitro, the platform’s premium service offering that costs $4.99 per month and $49.99 for a year. In the words of Discord user Olivia:

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