Near (Sharding & DAO as unique features)
Avalanche (DeFi yields & NFT partners)
Our role models are Ethereum (community & culture), Starkware (ZKProofs & research) and Cosmos (Wasm & cross-chain), but which other smart contract platforms should we compete directly and win against?
From an events perspective, Near has had successes with NearCon and Avalanche has had popular summits, most recently earlier this year in Barcelona. Since these 2 seem to be our closest competitors (along with Polygon) based on reading the teams responses, I think our ONE conference at the end of the year will be great for our brand.
Polkadot (Parachain & developer grants)
Polygon (ZKProofs & EVM ecosystem)
Solana (Centralized exchanges & DeFi)
Terra (DeFi ecosystem & stablecoins)