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Crypto Pioneers Advise: Focus Overseas, then Re-Enter the U.S. Market.

Antonio Juliano, the brains behind the decentralized exchange dYdX, has a daring recommendation for crypto trailblazers: look away from the US for the next half-decade and return when the situation is right.

Juliano’s August 25 Twitter thread highlighted the allure of global markets. What is the appeal? A less complicated environment for emerging platforms to thrive and attract consumers. He emphasized that the actual development potential for nascent firms exists outside of the United States. What’s the reasoning? Scaling is easier in markets that are more open to innovation. “To truly broaden crypto’s horizons, it’s worthwhile to innovate abroad, achieve product-market fit, and then stage a comeback equipped with superior leverage,” Juliano said.

But why the emphasis on countries other than the United States? The American cryptocurrency scene is frequently chastised for its vague restrictions. Examples are the ambiguous lines of control between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

While the United States lags in creating the groundwork for cryptocurrency, Juliano’s strategy focuses on global expansion. This worldwide expansion would eventually give the crypto business enough clout to impact US rules. He said, “A massive user base will provide leverage when re-entering the United States.” While crypto has not yet achieved widespread adoption, it will pave the way for legislative influence if users see its use.”

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong believes the situation will likely improve sooner than Juliano expects, potentially within a year. Armstrong offered confidence, saying, “The United States has a knack for landing on the right track, albeit after exhausting all other options.” Regardless of the hurdles, the country will persevere.

Wintermute CEO Evgeny Gaevoy echoed Juliano’s comments but on a shorter timescale. He predicted re-entry might occur within 2-3 years if cryptocurrency thrives. On the other hand, a stagnant crypto environment may permanently close U.S. doors.

As cryptocurrency approaches a fork in the road, industry experts disagree on the best way ahead. The unifying objective remains: building a vital, internationally important crypto ecosystem.


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