do not think of the tech too much, it will not drive the price up much now.
we need some real use cases for bitAssets. It is not the company owning best tech win, but the company solve real problem and own the users will win. Just solve a problem, people do not care your are decentralized or not. Decentralize is just a way, but not the only way. Though I hope Bitshares succeed.
It seems Ripple, even Dogecoin have a better change to succeed, because of larger user base or recognition. It seems Ripple Labs has got some real recognition these days. Just solve one problem, if you succeed, then you will have change to solve another.