Logan Paul threatens to sue Coffeezilla over CryptoZoo ‘rip-off’ allegations

YouTuber Logan Paul has threatened to sue fellow YouTuber and web detective Coffeezilla for defamation after he accused Paul’s CryptoZoo nonfungible token (NFT) venture of being a “rip-off.”

The 2 have been battling backwards and forwards on each social media and YouTube movies ever since Dec. 17, when Stephen Findeisen — often known as Coffeezilla — launched the primary of a three-part video collection attacking CryptoZoo and Paul, who was the face of the venture.

“CryptoZoo was presupposed to be a enjoyable blockchain recreation that may earn you cash […] however tens of millions of {dollars} of investor cash later, issues are nonetheless damaged,” he mentioned.

In his most up-to-date response, Logan Paul printed a YouTube video on Jan. 4 accusing the web detective of getting “led the cost to drive and monetize a story telling tens of millions of people who I’m a fraud or I attempted to rip-off my viewers.”

He has additionally accused Coffeezilla of getting carried out so with out verifying any background info or substantiating any proof, including that he “took a number of criminals’ phrases as reality and broke legal guidelines, you continue to printed the defamation,” including:

“I’ll see you in courtroom.”

CryptoZoo is an NFT recreation with the premise of permitting “ZooKeepers” to purchase NFT eggs utilizing the sport’s native token, ZOO. These eggs would then be hatched into animals that may be bred to create hybrid animals.

The hybrids had been meant to be tradeable and supply ZooKeepers with ZOO, with Paul describing the venture in an Aug. 21, 2021, podcast as a “actually enjoyable recreation that makes you cash.”

Moreover, Paul had steered the artwork for the sport can be “handmade” by 10 totally different artists over six months.

The hybrids had been the main focus of a Sept. 11, 2021, video from Coffeezilla during which he described the pictures as “a bunch of inventory images from Adobe which have been poorly photoshopped.”

Nonetheless, the CryptoZoo weblog has not printed any new content material since April 20, prompting some to imagine that the event of the venture has halted.

Throughout Coffeezilla’s three-part collection about CryptoZoo, the YouTuber interviewed purported buyers of the venture. One investor who claimed to nonetheless be holding eggs referred to as on the CryptoZoo staff to “reimburse these loyal followers they’ve or attempt to rebuild the venture.”

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Nonetheless, in his newest video, Paul mentioned that they’ll “proceed to construct CryptoZoo,” sharing a teaser stating that it was coming in 2023/2024.

“Belief me, CryptoZoo is coming, I’ll make rattling certain of it.”

Coffeezilla has continued to query the authenticity of those claims on Twitter.

In the meantime, each Paul and Coffeezilla have referred to as on one another to debate the matter on their respective platforms, however each have but to simply accept any of the invites.

In keeping with CoinMarketCap, the Zoo token has plummeted by 99.5% over the previous yr, regardless of some positive factors throughout the final week following latest media consideration.

Paul had been an avid supporter of crypto and NFTs all through 2021 and was a main promoter of the crypto token Dink Doink (DINK) previous to launching CryptoZoo. Dink Doink was additionally lambasted by Coffeezilla in a July 12, 2021 video.