# Maybe I'm being too cynical about Medium. Maybe I'm overreacting to a lot of the negativity currently surrounding the company and its ever-shifting business model.

The Partner Program FAQ states:

"To launch the new Partner Program, we have invited a small initial group of writers and publishers."

Instead of being cynical perhaps I should feel flattered that I have been invited as part of this small group.

But only after reading through the terms and conditions are you advised that to receive payments as an individual it requires "a US-based bank account or debit card."

As my invitation was sent to a .uk email address I'm back to feeling like a statistic.