neat video @bigpey though the thumbnail could be seen to be misleading, which is a point that charles made a follow up video to clarify that it would not be a different coin.
that aside, i think saying that it a new snapshot would not make much difference isn’t entirely true - there are a number of factors that would be materially affected either way.
it also brings up a bunch more questions than answers - primarily the opportunity cost doest seem to make a case for it.
one could argue that it would only primarily benefit those who would have bought/buy a lot of ada at a much higher price - because it’s just about a months worth of rewards, and the pie would be split among a lot more people. while this would create a new price floor, it would also mean things like more resources, time and efforts on things like balance checks, comms etc.
I’m all for the egalitarian initial conditions, but to me this seems to take a step back that doesn’t justify or equate the effort in input to output. why not just wait (about a month) for main-net?
arguments against, like (very hard working) small ops possibly not having enough pledge (when the parameter details are not yet known) are being base on assumptions not known facts, as well as assuming that such (very hard working) small ops would not be able to get delegators to pledge.
i guess the simple argument is what is the cost benefit of doing it considering. why not just wait (about a month) for main-net?