I wonder if any changes are connected to the fact that so many people have joined the program, which might have a knock-on effect to the value of claps. I guess all will be revealed in the near future.
This time round, though, I think the minuscule payments are all due to a bug. Keep checking your payment summary as I’m pretty damn sure your 78 cents is wrong. Contact the Support people if there’s no sign of an increase-they’ve stated that a bug has caused problems. I really hope this monstrous bug is resolved for good!