Can anyone explain why, for such a volatile area as BTC, the seats are going for what would take 20 years to ROI? This seems highly risky.
It is actually below 18 years using the last 9 weeks of data. However, this period has been slow as we sold off equipment to upgrade to S7s. We also have not had a great deal of silver sales during that period. Once our new equipment is all running and the new 2oz coin is officially for sale, I suspect the weekly distributions will rise.
I also don't think there is anything similar in the Bitcoin world to compare to NastyFans. 3+ years of regular weekly BTC distributions is pretty much unheard of for any organization. The impressive growth, proven longevity, and continued development is the reason why you see seats more closely tracking real world valuations then what you have seen in past BTC offerings.
There are also many opportunities for Bitcoin that have yet to be explored. For example, I could see NastyFans infrastructure being very attractive to a large scale mining operation that was looking for an automated solution to distribute BTC and ownership stakes to their shareholders. This could involve licensing agreements, or a buyout. Not saying this is something that is actively being discussed, but there are several opportunities for increasing the BTC distributions that could come into play in the future. Mergers with other organizations, development of new sources of donations such as faucets or advertising, new products and further development of the NastyFans credit system... All good examples of why this shouldn't be valued the way you would value a time set cloud mining contract...