You know what the changes to the monetization scheme with Minds tells me?
That nobody is paying for Minds. Used to be if I just got on my Minds account, I'd likely earn at least a token or two, just for making a post. Now, I get like 0.008% percent of a token.
That tells me that nobody is paying, and that's why they did the new system, they are desperate to get people to pay. Let's see how that works out for them.
(I don't think it's going to go how they hope it goes)