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) undertaking 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 undertaking.

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

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 those who I’m a fraud or I attempted to rip-off my viewers.”

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

“I’ll see you in court docket.”

CryptoZoo is an NFT sport 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 have been supposed to be tradeable and supply ZooKeepers with ZOO, with Paul describing the undertaking in an Aug. 21, 2021, podcast as a “actually enjoyable sport that makes you cash.”

Moreover, Paul had advised the artwork for the sport could be “handmade” by 10 completely different artists over six months.

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

Nevertheless, the CryptoZoo weblog has not printed any new content material since April 20, prompting some to consider that the event of the undertaking has halted.

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

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Nevertheless, in his newest video, Paul stated 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 positive of it.”

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

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

In response to CoinMarketCap, the Zoo token has plummeted by 99.5% over the previous yr, regardless of some features inside the final week following current media consideration.

Paul had been an avid supporter of crypto and NFTs all through 2021 and was a serious 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.