As in, tradable to other players/fleeties? It would seem that this would be a way to get around the 8k/day limit on refining ore. It would be a fairly complicated process, but tapping your fleeties who haven't done their limit and then trading/bartering back the refined ore would make the grind less troublesome.
I'm not sure about that one. Since Dilithium can be traded for C-point bought with real money, it gives dilithium real world value (although you can never get any real world value out of it.) I'm not sure if this would be good for cryptic to do, considering how easy it is to get EC.