In my recent talks with some key figures in the crypto/exchange space I’m feeling the same thing. For a DEX it would make much more sense / low effort to integrate chains that require just 1 asset to take care of. With Omni, you need to lock in both MAID and a piece of BTC for a transaction.
Tone Says suggested we take a look into Bitcoin’s sidechain: Liquid. Its fast, its cheap, and has the decentralization from the BTC network. Most exchanges mentioned ERC20 would increase listing chances (especially the free of charge ones that Maidsafe is looking for) by a thousand percent.
I’m still not exactly sure what would be the right thing to do here, but I do know @Sotros25 and I (and I believe some other community members, sorry if I forget to give credits) are putting our bets at Wrapped which has the network, but also has the brand awareness. Wrapped MAID will be much more recognizable than eMAID for example.
Additionally we’ve been working with a lawyer to get a statement we’re not a security. This initially started after we got a response from Bittrex when we asked if enabling to the US market would be a possibility. A lot of moving parts here at the moment, and I’m sure we’re not the only one doing the work here. we’ll be able to connect the dots looking backwards.