Hi @cryptogenesis49, interesting subject.
As you hinted…the problem with smart contract functionality is the overhead it would add to the blockchain. When you are aiming for mass adoption, one of the primary drivers is speed and efficiency… smart contracts would make blocks a lot bigger…when the team have been focusing their efforts on doing the opposite.
It’s certainly possible from a technology standpoint… but i think its not something that would be looked at right now. Perhaps in future there could be some kind of 2nd layer functionality added that sits on top of the blockchain…but there would need to be a practical and beneficial use case to warrant it.
Its also worth mentioning that sometimes its better to be good at one thing, than average or bad at alot of things…SC’s dont really fit into the goals of Electroneum right now. A lot of other coins are looking to add them for no other reason than to generate interest or hype… not for usage.