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 is the closest to us - sharding Polygon is not generally trustworthy, at least that’s the sentiment I have heard Avalanche’s subnets are killing it Terra’s stablecoin approach has led to a strong uptick Solana’s centralized (non-custodial) exchanges are something I personally love, and if we can capture some of that market, why not? Polkadot is too confusing an ecosystem IMO
Polkadot (Parachain & developer grants)
Polygon (ZKProofs & EVM ecosystem)
Solana (Centralized exchanges & DeFi)
Terra (DeFi ecosystem & stablecoins)