AdSense account disabled
Yesterday we were advised by Google that our AdSense account has been disabled. As you are probably aware AdSense is our highest source of advertising income, and the timing of this means that we will receive no revenue for the AdSense ads shown on Bonus Bitcoin for the whole of December 2015 and so far in January 2106 - which amounts to almost the whole time that Bonus Bitcoin has been online (started November 28th 2015). During that same period we have paid out over 100 BTC to our users (over $40,000) as well as making some significant investment in hosting, servers and development resources.
We are not the only major faucet that that this has happened to - you may have already heard about others that have suffered the same consequences. We have submitted an appeal to Google and we are speaking to our AdSense account manager to try to get to the bottom of why this happened and how it can be resolved.
How does this affect Bonus Bitcoin now?
Due to this massive and sudden loss of income we have to make the following tough decisions (with immediate effect)...
All pending withdrawals have been reversed - so any funds that you tried to withdraw in the last 24 hours will now be back against your account balance
Withdrawals are disabled until we have worked out a plan for the future - simply, we don't currently have any funds to pay money out
Average faucet claim amount has been significantly reduced to reflect the reduced ad revenue we are now getting
And then what next?
Over the next few days we will hopefully get a clearer picture of whether we can recover our AdSense account and the missing earnings. If we can, then we will go back to higher faucet claims and allow withdrawals again. In the meantime, you can continue claiming/referring - and your balance will continue to accumulate - we promise not to take anybodys earnings away. We will keep you informed of any changes as soon as we know ourselves.
Please accept our aplogies for the inconveniences caused by this and we sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding