I spend a small fraction of my time on the Nxt forum, and now and then I mention BitAssets. I am overwhelmingly met with extreme skepticism, bordering on arrogance (or, I hope, hubris). People in the Nxt community generally refuse to accept that the market peg will hold, so nobody over there has made any effort to build similar functionality into the Nxt system.
This is good! This means that BitSharesX will have a solid first-mover advantage over its competitors and that everybody else will have to play catch-up. However, as soon as it's clear that the peg works, everybody and their mother will start scrambling to issue their own market-pegged assets. I think it's very unlikely that a copy-paste Bitshares clone will offer any real competition to BitSharesX, but the Nxt community has a number of excellent devs who could whip up NxtAssets in a month or two. As soon as you can trade Nxt/NxtUSD, BitSharesX will have a real competitor. The Nxt community probably isn't as big as the BitShares community (particularly in China, which works dramatically to our advantage), so their network effect won't be as strong, but they have a ready-made POS platform and an excellent Asset Exchange just waiting for a market-pegged assets implementation. We should be on our guard for this!
Here is what I propose: As soon as we have BitUSD/BitGLD/BitCNY, someone in the Bitshares community should go issue them as assets on the Nxt AE and set up a gateway like Pharesim did with PTS, LTS, BTSX on NHZ here: http://dacx.nhzcrypto.org/
. The basic idea: we infiltrate the Nxt system with our own market-pegged assets before they have a chance to create their own. That way, when they finally implement their own market-pegging (which they most surely will do eventually) they'll have to compete with an asset on their own asset exchange
for market share. We will already corner the market on fiat-pegged assets on their asset exchange.