Yeah, Bitcoin Prime is a kind of “cheat”, they want to update the primecoin(forked from bitcoin Ver 0.8.6) to Ver 0.16 and fork again from bitcoin or primecoin to make a new blockchain.
However the idea to update the primecoin is not a bad idea and I also work on it. The difference between me and bitcoin prime team is they want to make a new blockchain and I just want to make the primecoin better. I really believe what I am doing is in the right path.
To be honest, I had some contact with one of the members in there team whose GitHub ID is theapplicainist. I must say he is good developer and we should all thank him do the majority work to update the primecoin.io.
And @Shun, I noticed that you wish there was a foundation of primecoin. These days, quite a few developers send email to me to talk about the foundation of the primecoin. I do not know to much about finance, but I know we do need a bunch of money to maintain a foundation. May there be one in the near future.