By far not underestimating any Tech needs. To your points:
- We wont know until we try, but it’s also not a “must” you can just use the superior product and just on-board the community using an exchange rate
- No new issuance. That will have to come out of the foundation or the existing hodlers(which would be MUCH more complicated). Most PoW coins I know have a foundation.
I agree that people care about the small differences, but people are also tribal. It worked with the Euro, and that was a much more complicated operation. It can work here.
Lastly, never proposed taking a “fat M&A fee” or any type of lambos. This is hypothetical article that floating a crypto to crypto M&A idea and thinking through a framework. I might not be a developer but I understand M&A, and I think that there is a real benefit of merging coins and communities instead of continuing to split / fork coins (ala Bitcoin Cash). We need consolidation.