- Polygon Labs president emphasizes democratizing the internet through Web3 technology.
- Wyatt says,Regulatory alignment is crucial for US to maintain competitive edge in blockchain.
The United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce convened on June 7 for an insightful discussion on the future of blockchain technology and Web3. Prominent industry leaders, including Polygon Labs president Ryan Wyatt engaged in a constructive engagement focused on democratizing the internet and addressing regulatory hurdles.
The hearing took place in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement of back-to-back lawsuits against major crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase. Amidst this backdrop, Wyatt’s testimony highlighted the immense potential of blockchain technology.
At the core of Wyatt’s testimony was the issue of “value extraction” on the current internet landscape, where large centralized tech companies extract value from users by charging fees for goods and services while harvesting user data for their own benefit.
Wyatt Stresses Optimistic US Regulatory
Wyatt also addressed the role of the U.S. government in partnering with the blockchain industry to drive modernization. He emphasized that the current regulatory environment poses a significant hurdle, and by nurturing a well-regulated blockchain ecosystem. The United States can retain its competitive edge while ensuring the growth and success of the technology industry domestically.
Furthermore, Wyatt underscored the significant benefits of establishing a blockchain technology ecosystem in the United States. That this ecosystem can fuel economic growth, and create employment opportunities in both technical and non-technical sectors. He also provided compelling examples of real-world Web3 applications, including blockchain-based consumer loyalty programs, and NFTs.
This hearing marks an important step by lawmakers in exploring non-financial use cases of cryptocurrencies, especially with the Community facing drastic turmoil in the US.