On Monday, Discord CEO Jason Citron tweeted a screenshot of what appeared to be crypto wallets in the app, but then on Wednesday evening, he said the company doesn’t actually plan to ship what he was showing off.
Citron said: “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.” Discord told this week that the image was from an internal hackfest confirmed by The Verge.
The company told something similar about its interest in crypto when we asked about a survey mentioning NFTs that happened to make the rounds just hours before Citron’s Monday tweet.
Though that survey was apparently just for research. A Discord spokesperson said: “we’re always exploring and hacking away at things we think will improve Discord for all the communities we serve. This includes research that helps us learn about what people want.”