I have a delay of nearly 2 hours too, but when I woke up to see if I got this payment e-gold worked not very well (at least for me), so maybe there are some delays because of that.
And before this I already got my payments within 12 hours 10 times or more. Alexi's support is very good he quickly answered my emails and explained everything I asked very good. I don't feel like his program being scam.
More likely there are just some technical problems.
And also I don't think that ref program should harm his proggie very much as he pays 10% of PROFIT (that's .1% of deposit) unlike ponzi scams which pay 5-10% of DEPOSIT. 10% of profit looks very real for me and just like another confirmation that the program is real.
At least hope so.