For five to ten years, cryptocurrency developers should stop catering to US clients, says the founder of DYdX.

The founder of dYdX suggested that because they won’t have to deal with the complications of the U.S. regulatory environment, early-stage cryptocurrency projects may develop more quickly by excluding U.S. clients.

In the next five to ten years, according to Antonio Juliano, the founder of the decentralized exchange dYdX, cryptocurrency developers should give up on reaching American consumers. He recommended that contractors try their hand in several markets and then come back when the conditions are suitable.

Juliano argued in a discussion on X (previously Twitter) on August 25 that builders should give priority to areas outside of the United States since they will experience fewer obstacles as they concentrate on platform growth and user adoption.

In contrast to fully developed initiatives, startups were the main subject of Juliano’s remarks, and he emphasized that they could scale more quickly abroad in friendlier markets:

“Crypto builders should stop providing services to US clients right away and try to re-enter in five to ten years. It’s not really worth the trouble or the concessions. The majority of the market is already global. Find product market fit there, innovate, and then return with more clout.

“Today, hardly anyone uses or cares about cryptocurrency in the big picture. I personally don’t care about anything other than the long-term growth of crypto by 100x or more,” he continued.

Many in the sector have emphasized that the United States lacks clear laws and regulations governing cryptocurrencies, with the murky waters surrounding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s authority over the market serving as a prime illustration.

Juliano argued that the cryptocurrency industry needs to develop further to have more influence over U.S. policy as the government of the United States continues to put off adopting crypto regulation.

In light of this, he contends that it makes more sense for entrepreneurs or builders to concentrate on locating product market fits abroad before coming home with the “leverage” of sizable user bases.

“This does not imply that work on US crypto policy is not significant. It is unquestionably the case since it takes a long time to prepare for re-entry and a large portion of the rest of the world will do the same, he said, adding that:

We now have little influence on policy since cryptocurrency does not yet have a global usage/product market fit. Products that are widely used and prompt “wait, I need this” statements from consumers (voters) are what we require.

I get your perspective, but I believe it will be better in a lot less time’, said Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, a company that has tried to influence crypto policy in the U.S., in response to the post. If I were to guess, probably next year.

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“After ruling out all other possibilities, the U.S. always makes the proper decision. No matter how hard a small group of individuals tries to halt growth, it will recover from these wounds, Armstrong added.

In addition to agreeing with Juliano, Wintermute CEO Evgeny Gaevoy added: “Only I think it will be either 2-3 years if crypto is successful or never if it is not.”

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