Discord obtains banking integration with Zelf


Discord gets the ability to make money transactions in its app with the help of Neobank Zelf

According to a press release from Zelf, Discord will partner with neobank Zelf to offer banking transactions through the Discord app. Discord, for those who do not know, is a chat service, originally and currently, geared towards the players to facilitate connection between players. And while there has been news over the past year that Discord will team up with some big names, this is the first time banking has been introduced to the chat service.

Zelf, meanwhile, has been in integrated banking for various instant messaging services. And now it is possible for Discord users to get a Zelf MetaPass card in order to pay to play. At least, that’s what Zelf advertises. Apparently, this is supposed to help the exchange of virtual assets and “stop the illegal trading of in-game assets”. Zelf believes this will be the way to regulate NFT games, as well as provide transparency for players and game operators.

Elliot Goykhman, CEO and Founder of ZELF, made a statement on this development. “We are truly excited that our technology allows gamers around the world to capitalize on their gaming skills while providing a safe environment for buyers and sellers to trade virtual assets outside of their favorite games. ZELF in Discord will bring the much needed security and transparency to P2P transactions of in-game skins, weapons, characters, cosmetics and more, enabling the future of metaverse banking.

This all sounds great and is a way for Zelf and Discord to profit from it. Currently, Zelf only has one million registered users, while the Discord numbers are way larger than that. But the idea that Discord is leaning towards NFT games and cryptocurrency is worrying. Steam has already banned blockchain games, and Xbox’s Phil Spencer has shared his negative feelings about it. But with Zelf promoting that this is the “First Metaverse Bank,” they seem pretty excited about it.

But Discord might change its mind, based on user feedback. Or it might just promote the ability to get games and share them with their users in a different way. Discord has options, along with its popularity. It will depend on whether or not you listen to user feedback.



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