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?
As a platform - feature v feature - Near is the clearest competitor. Solana has a huge war chest and they have the highest transactions. Polygon is where people who are tired of Eth problems go. We NEED to meet Near in the technology battlefield. We can up our marketing game to complete w/ Solana and we have to win the hearts and minds of the builders on Polygon.
Polkadot (Parachain & developer grants)
Polygon (ZKProofs & EVM ecosystem)
Solana (Centralized exchanges & DeFi)
Terra (DeFi ecosystem & stablecoins)