Everybody I know is asking me, what is the f...ing reason to do a new blockchain?
They may be right at the first sight, there are many blockchains around, everyone claiming is better of the other and with strong team and investors.
Some centuries ago, at the time we were designing the project, we evaluated accurately to use an existing blockchain and building everything we needed by smart contracts.
Smart Contracts PROS versus Blockchain
Smart Contracts CONS versus Blockchain
Blockchain CONS versus Smart Contracts
Blockchain PROS versus Smart Contracts
At the end we decided for the harder way of building a blockchain with a specific runtime for the market place.
The Substrate framework by Parity Tech was the reason of the choice (thanks Parity guys!).
Substrate has all the features we needed including un upgradable runtime a strong typed language like Rust and the possibility to be part of the Polkadot echo-system as para-chain.Only the sky is the limit, so here we are.....and there is no coming back.