- Last week, Coffeezilla published a video calling out Logan Paul for scamming people with his Cryptozoo gaming project.
- Logan Paul deleted his response videos to Coffeezilla’s accusations.
- Paul said that he called Coffeezilla to apologise.
Logan Paul has backpedalled on his defamation lawsuit threats against YouTuber and crypto journalist Stephen Findeisen, better known as Coffeezilla. Findeisen is known for investigating and discussing scams in the Web3 space.
In a three-part video series posted on YouTube over the last few weeks, Coffeezilla investigates what he calls “Logan Paul’s biggest scam” — the blockchain game, CryptoZoo. Launched in Sep 2021 on the Binance Smart Chain, the game supposedly allows players to, hatch NFT pets from eggs priced at 0.285 ETH and breed the pets to earn the $ZOO token. On Hatch Day, Nov 3 2021, the eggs cracked to reveal stock images of random animals instead of exotic animals as the game promised.
The videos address why CryptoZoo hasn’t realised its vision of being a “fun game” that makes players money. On the contrary, six people that Coffeezilla spoke to have collectively lost $600,000.
CryptoZilla alleges that the game’s developers have not been paid and that the founding team made millions off selling their bags of $ZOO tokens despite the game being unfinished. The game’s social media accounts have also been inactive since May 2022, giving people the impression that the project has been abandoned.
Last week, Logan Paul published a response video to Coffeezilla’s allegations, denying that he’s a scammer or that the CryptoZoo project is dead. He also called Coffeezilla’s three-part video series about the project “deeply unethical, dangerously misleading, and illegal” and threatened to see Coffeezilla in court.
In a surprising turn of events over the weekend, Paul deleted his initial video responses to Coffeezilla’s allegations. Coffeezilla’s tweeted on Jan 7 that Paul has called him to apologise and is dropping the defamation suits.
Paul also sent a message to CryptoZoo’s Discord server saying: “The war is not with Coffee. In fact, I’m grateful he brought this to light. I will be taking accountability, apologizing, and coming forward with a plan in the near future.”
Logan called me. He said he’s deleting the two responses, and is dropping the lawsuit threats.— Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) January 7, 2023
I believe he’s making a 3rd response, which I’ll be delaying my video to include. Hopefully this time he takes accountability and refunds the victims of CryptoZoo. That’s what matters. https://t.co/ElKX2d9mY0
Riding on the wave of the CryptoZoo saga, YouTuber, Yipy, went viral over the weekend after publishing a video on Jan 5 of a free-to-play game called RealZoo, based on CryptoZoo. Yipy’s game includes all the initial features of Paul’s CryptoZoo project.
Yipy claims to have programmed the game in less than three hours and that users will have enough free coins to purchase five eggs after signing in. In comparison, CryptoZoo charges $300 per egg that users have to buy upfront before they can play. However, Yipy also disclosed that users can buy coins in-game to acquire additional eggs if they want to support RealZoo.
As of this writing, the video has amassed over 503,000 views.
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