NXT itself, is probably one of the most “feature-packed” cryptos around today. These are some of NXT’s Features :
Decentralized Exchange (AE)
Smart Contracts (Upcoming Feature)
Distributed Computing (Upcoming Feature)
It is indeed a mixture of everything, but all of those features have been built from the ground up. NXT is based on new source code, and not forked from Bitcoin or any other coin’s source code. It’s more of an ecosystem with the actual NXT coins being the fuel for the system.
In essence it can be compared to Ethereum, however the key difference between NXT and Ethereum is that Ethereum is modular, meaning developers can create their own “apps” to function with Etheruem and add extra functionality to the ecosystem. NXT on the other hand is more closed off, the only “apps” that can function within the NXT system are those developed by the developers themselves. Ethereum has an SDK for developers to build programs/apps to function within the Ethereum ecosystem, NXT on the other hand has none.
I skimmed a lot so may have missed it, but I didn’t see them mention privacy, security, anonymity, censorship or surveillance. It seems only to talk about decentralised storage (though no sense of who stores or why) and routing. They also seem to have no plan for adoption. Otherwise it sounds great!
I don’t know clearly where the boundary of the OP’s list is but taking it to be any project looking to support defence of privacy; security; and freedom then I’ll suggest these then for OP to consider:
“IPFS is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open.”
Fixing the mobile Internet. Together. … More than 5 million people use Open Garden today. … Open Garden allows all devices… to work together and find the best connections at any time. The more people use it, the better it gets.
First thing to find out is, is this a truly autonomous network? So find out how you gain access. Do you need somebody’s permission - for example do you create an account on a server somebody owns? How do you become authenticated etc
He also says why HashGraph is better then blockchain, but when he speaks about the Hashgraph it starts with explaining Gossip protocol etc, and Gossip I’ve heard here in relation to data chains. Better just watch the video, it is not that complicated. Maybe this is not such an innovative solution, I don’t know enought about it. But the guy explaining is a professor, who is used to do that properly and that I like.
EDIT: A more complicated explanation, which I didn’t see (yet) but seems really to the point technically: Dr. Leemon Baird: How Hashgraph Works - A Simple Explanation w/ Pictures - YouTube
It is also patented and closed sourced: http://hashgraph.com/faq/