This myopia will be vastly improved by putting on the glasses that is DNA and hopefully, it will become transparent that NEO and Onchain DNA are not simply China’s Ethereum. Rather, they are China’s future blockchain industry.
There are many races simultaneously occurring in this budding and exhilarating blockchain industry largely guided by the mistaken idea that the winner will take all. There exists the race to be the main cryptocurrency (BTC, BCH, LTC, DASH), the race to be the main dApps platform (ETH, NEO, LSK, QTUM), the race to be the main “crypto-wallet” (OMG, MTL, PAY, MCO), the race to be the main DEX (BTS, BNB, ZRX), etc. However, there is also one crucial (but less discussed) race occurring amongst these disruptive tribalistic races and that is the race to be the first country to develop a mainstream adoption of blockchain technologies. So far, it seems clear to me that Onchain strives to make China the winner in this race.
TL;DR: Smart economy = digital identity + digital assets + smart contracts. Onchain = Microsoft of blockchain. DNA = Windows 1.0. NeoX/Cross-chain adaptor = Internet Explorer. China = looking for any opportunity to stop living in the shadow of the West.