Just remember, ETN is providing a digital payments solution for those who previously had little to no access to transact locally or globally in digital commerce…also for vendors, retailers, small shops to accept digital payments with instant payment notification and now faster settling on the blockchain.
Keep in mind that ETN also gives out free samples that can actually be spent on mobile services and soon much more.
Now that NGOs and non profits have a vested interest in the ETN ecosystem, they will at some point realize the power and simplicity of promoting ETN in the community as a means of transacting and could move away from even bothering to convert most of their block rewards into fiat and instead use ETN directly with the people they help.
Then of course ETN is building a platform where their target market can learn digital skills that the NGO miners help pay for, then that user can turn around and earn money offering those newly acquired digital skills on the gig economy freelancer site.
Also consider the fact that once all the infrastructure and ecosystems are in place, anyone with a mobile phone suddenly becomes their own remittance agent able to send almost anywhere to almost anyone in the world.
Sometimes both the sender and receiver will accomplish the entire transaction between just the two of them, sometimes it will require an agent on one of the ends or on both ends, depending on the situation. But all still possible at low cost.
Then, you must also consider the corporate partner rewards structure ETN has built into it’s business model.
Where the mobile operators or other corporate partners can earn up to $1 per month per person they refer to ETN as users.
Profits out of thin air, other benefits besides the new revenue out of thin air are customer loyalty/retention, an edge over the other mobile operator competition since ETN gives those new users up to $3 per month to spend and better profit margins per customer, since a lot of the middle man costs are reduced during the entire transaction process compared to the usual cumbersome methods they deal with.
That’s just a few points off the top of my head, there are plenty more, but you get the idea.