Building in DeFi doesn't have to suck

JAN 13, 2021 • 3 Min Read

Luke Saunders

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Yesterday, Andre Cronje, the creator of Yearn Finance wrote an article called “Building in defi sucks (part 2)” in which he expresses his frustrations in dealing with the crypto community:

Development takes time, much longer than even you, as a developer, think it will. Nine out of ten ideas will fail. You can spend months or years building on something that conceptually you thought would take a few weeks. This is part of the process. This in itself can be demotivating. But now, add hundreds (sometimes thousands) of people shouting on telegram, discord, and twitter “when will it be released?”, “why hasn’t it been released?”, “give us an update!”, and often, significantly more hostile messages. So take something that is already difficult, and make it exponentially worse.

Many years ago, pre-crypto when the Perl programming language was dominant, I was quite heavily involved in open source development and the experience was not a toxic one. The communit

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