Peercoin does have smart contracts, it has inherited that from Bitcoin. Difference between Bitcoin script and EVM used in Ethereum is that Bitcoin script is not turing-complete. And that is a good thing.
That being said…
https://hrobeers.github.io/peerscript-labs/[quote=“linalouise, post:1, topic:5846”]
Would it be better to run the contracts using peercoin or on top of peerassets?
Just last night I’ve presented the team with general outline on how to do Ethereum-style “smart contracts” on PeerAssets.
Too early to say when will we pursue the idea or start exploring it in code.
None that I know of, besides sidechains look silly. We probably wont spend time on that technology.
We welcome anyone else to do so though.