Around 500,000 nodes right now (more than BTC and ETH combined, by a significant amount)
UTXO and has a great team + several backers that intersect w/ the DFINITY ecosystem
Chia already has its own smart contract language, but it’s going to be looking for Layer-2 solutions pretty soon + getting ready to launch its official native asset standard.
Natural fit for Internet Computer integration?
From everything I know, they are close to signing some kind of CDBC deal and legitimately getting parts of the global carbon credit market on-chain → There should be plenty of reason to utilize the throughput that IC provides.
This could seriously be the chain that ends up as the rails for the digital Euro (I don’t think that’s going to be the deal they’re getting ready to announce in Q4, though).