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 what I’ve gathered from our community & team members, I will agree with Tom that NEAR and Avalanche are our top 2 competitors. It is important to stay constantly improving & ahead of other chains, especially when it comes to NEAR regarding cross-shard communication.
Polkadot (Parachain & developer grants)
Polygon (ZKProofs & EVM ecosystem)
Solana (Centralized exchanges & DeFi)
Terra (DeFi ecosystem & stablecoins)