I sure hope payment does take place, as we were unable to cash out on the phone payment (that account is presently at $564 in funds). I have not logged into the other family accounts we had, but my guess is that we have about $900 - $1000 in total.
At this point, I would be willing to cash out at 25% of the value and call it the end of what was a nice relationship but that has not been offered.
Until CN comes out of hiding, plenty of us are sitting smack dab in the middle of a grey area. The apps still operate if people are still winning pots. So I don't think they've closed shop. They're just not paying. Will they eventually or will they not = grey area.
I think Tom is doing his best to be a man of his words. He is trying to make the ad wholesalers pay him so that he can pay his employees and customers and himself. Unfortunately, some people have abused the system and refused to pay. He still has hope on it, and I still have hope on him. I spent lots of time on watching those ads and crap and somebody has to compensate me because I cannot unsee them and get my time back. Tom could move forward and start a new business in another industry be it landscaping or porn. He should keep the system record and pay us when he has money even if he decides to abandon this business. Many people would have quit and disappeared in this situation, but I think Tom has a higher business standard for himself.
Some people have abused the system? But no one seems to know how? Considering that Cellnuvo controls how points are allocated and how they are redeemed, it would seem unlikely for anyone to abuse them. Of course, their website has always advertised "no limits". Maybe that wasn't the word choice they really meant.