IOTA is a next generation
IOTA is a next generation cryptocurrency and network based on "Tangle" technology, it also has a FREE micropayment system built into it.
IOTA founder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXjCqT-oK9M&t=0s
Latest Video: "Bitcoin Trading Daily Update! IOP up 500%! "
iota is nothing like eth at all. but it will also add smart contracts in the future.. just one of the many things it alraedy is: 0 fee, most tx go trough within a few minutes, no scaling issues, flash network(like lightning network but for free and faster to setup and close payment channels).