As I'm sure everyone is aware, social trading platforms like eToro and others, experience a lot of investor churn, many accounts blown to date due to overzealous activity by traders listing systems there.
Unfortunately, a trader who permits trades to be seen in full doesn't value his/her intellectual property enough to protect it - consequently the quality of systems listed is poor, affording investors next to no longevity and hence an average payout of around $10-15k/year for traders.
Darwinex currently affords the top performers roughly $10k-30k/year (non DarwinIA) - which you're right, isn't much - but it's gone up from $100 to $1000/year - which is massive growth for the platform in just a year.
I'd like to invite Darwinex investors here to comment if their accounts have ever blown up (to $0) due to investments in Darwins - hopefully this is a fair request so we can make adequate comparisons?
My personal take is:
1) I would never list my work on sites like eToro for the simple reason that it would expose my IP.
2) Most of the top performing traders at Darwinex have stable scores, and DarwinIA earnings can be seen simply as a "thank you for being with us" from Darwinex.
3) The DarwinIA payouts are chump change when you look at the growth Darwinex has exhibited in just a year, in terms of investors coming onboard and backing high performance Darwins.
4) As the Darwinex message spreads, more and more investors will understand that their interests are not only protected but aligned with Darwinex' and the traders who list Darwins here.
5) When that happens, investments in Darwins will scale through the roof, dwarfing DarwinIA. This is already on track if one takes a look at the platform's growth in merely a year.
Those judging Darwinex on the basis of DarwinIA will be singing a different tune when the above happens - there are those of us who understand this, and some who obviously don't or haven't yet.
The Darwinian element of the Darwin Exchange is what will set it apart from everyone else - good traders will rise with investors, bad traders simply won't.
It's only a matter of time - so hang tight