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Discord App Backtracks on Crypto Tool After Backlash From Users

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Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg 

Discord Inc. backpedaled on incorporating cryptocurrency into its popular chat app, responding to objections from subscribers and other users saying crypto harms the environment.

Jason Citron, the chief executive officer, had posted an image Monday on Twitter teasing an apparent new feature that would integrate Ethereum wallets and non-fungible tokens into Discord. On Thursday, after a vocal protest from users, he said it’s not happening.