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?
NEAR and Solana are compelling but Polygon users will be the easiest to acquire in my opinion. When Harmony develops more DeFi functionality, we can attract all of their budget users with our lower fees. Harmony has a big edge over NEAR and Solana with transparency. Plus Solana and NEAR aren’t EVM compatible - Ethereum is where all the builders are. Is NEAR just going to run everything EVM through the Aurora side-chain and call it a day? If that’s the case - lets keep an eye on what pops up on Aurora.
Polkadot (Parachain & developer grants)
Polygon (ZKProofs & EVM ecosystem)
Solana (Centralized exchanges & DeFi)
Terra (DeFi ecosystem & stablecoins)