When will ADA become a functional currency?

When will ADA become a functional currency independent of BTC and ETH? It is obvious to me that every time BTC drops a few % any currency that uses BTC as an exchange intermediate suffers a drop as well. Right now just getting ADA is pain that requires at least 2 third party accounts: Coinbase/Binance(or similar) with transaction fees/unspent amounts left along the way to Daedalus wallet.

I hear you, looking forward for a direct link ADA/USD. But keep in mind that Cardano is still a project under development, is sensible for a more direct ADA access to be available when ADA is fully working and decentralised. In the meantime we can load our bags while the masses know only of Bitcoin and think to be so smart and underground when they hear of ETH :slight_smile: