DAO Maker founder builds recreation primarily based on deserted Logan Paul challenge in simply 30 days

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Degen Zoo, an NFT recreation impressed by YouTuber Logan Paul’s controversial Crypto Zoo idea, has seen greater than 115,000 wallets register to affix the sport, with pledges of over $700 million. DAO Maker founder Christoph Zaknun took on the problem of constructing his variant of the shelved zoo-themed recreation in simply 30 days.

In August 2021, Logan Paul introduced a challenge known as Crypto Zoo, which concerned shopping for nonfungible token eggs that may supposedly hatch into animals, permitting house owners to earn passive revenue by way of zoo tokens. The challenge reportedly raised over $3 million in NFT gross sales and tens of hundreds of thousands in zoo tokens. Nonetheless, the challenge didn’t ship as promised, leaving many members feeling that they’d been rug pulled by the influencer.

Impressed by Paul’s Crypto Zoo recreation, which critics have known as a “rip-off,” Christoph Zaknun’s “Degen Zoo” recreation simulates the influence of capitalism on animal extinction, that includes a deflationary token and an NFT assortment of 120 endangered species. Gamers are motivated to “kill” their NFT, driving the gathering to extinction and elevating consciousness of the devastating results of human greed on wildlife. Zaknun has pledged to donate all earnings from Degen Zoo to charity.

Zaknun’s resolution to broadcast every day updates of his progress has garnered curiosity from over 250,000 folks, with greater than 30,000 testnet transactions initiated by 3,000 gamers inside days of the primary testnet launch.

Logan Paul reportedly launched a video stating that Christoph Zaknun had no proper to dictate the required improvement timeline, following criticisms that Paul had performed nothing for a yr after elevating funds for his personal Crypto Zoo challenge.

Two months in the past, self-proclaimed “web detective exposing scams” Coffeezilla printed a collection of exposés investigating and exposing Logan Paul’s NFT challenge that by no means was. 

Within the YouTube movies, traders within the recreation claimed to have misplaced lots of of hundreds of {dollars}. After Coffeezilla’s video was launched, Logan Paul threatened to sue Coffeezilla for defamation after he accused Paul’s CryptoZoo nonfungible token  challenge of being a “rip-off.” Nonetheless, shortly after, Paul deleted his response video aimed toward Coffeezilla, apologized and promised to drop his threats of submitting a defamation lawsuit over the movies, saying: 

“It was rash and misaligned with the belief situation at hand, so I known as him immediately and apologized.”

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As Cointelegraph reported on Feb. 3, Logan Paul and CryptoZoo had been hit with a lawsuit final month alleging the YouTube influencer’s “fraudulent enterprise” executed a “rug pull.”

The category-action lawsuit accuses Paul and Crypto Zoo executives of stealing hundreds of thousands of {dollars} price of cryptocurrency from purchasers by way of a fraudulent scheme. The lawsuit was filed on Feb. 2 within the Western District of Texas, with the plaintiff Don Holland alleging that Paul and Crypto Zoo executives promised unique entry to crypto property and different advantages however as a substitute absconded with the funds.

Cointelegraph reached out to Logan Paul for remark however had not obtained one at time of publication.