I know there have several topics on comparing MAID and Ethereum - mainly that MAID is like Bittorrent/Tor and Ethereum will be for smart contracts mainly in the financial world (but also with say the Internet of Things). Essentially the gist I got was that they could be complementary.
However there also seems to be a lot of overlap with what ETH is able to do that MAID will also be able to do. I’m seeing the Ethereum Name Servers (ENS) coming out and all the different Dapps that are being build. What exactly can MAID do that ETH can’t?
From the reading I’ve done, it seems the advantage that MAID has is the scaling issue - no blockchain, no scaling issue. And inherent with no blockchain means greater privacy. Will these two be issues that Ethereum will struggle with?
My main question is whether the first mover advantage that Ethereum has by releasing earlier than MAID means that people will simply continue using Ethereum because they’ve already invested the time/code into building dapps on Ethereum. If they can create everything they would have created on MAID, but on Ethereum, why not just keep using Ethereum?
I’m a total beginner on both these technologies, so I’m probably not seeing the very obvious points, so if someone could highlight them I would really appreciate it!