YouTuber Logan Paul has threatened to sue fellow YouTuber and internet detective Coffeezilla for defamation after he accused Paul’s CryptoZoo nonfungible token (NFT) project of being a “scam.”
The two have been battling back and forth on both social media and YouTube videos ever since Dec. 17, when Stephen Findeisen — also known as Coffeezilla — launched the first of a three-part video series attacking CryptoZoo and Paul, who was the face of the project.
“CryptoZoo was supposed to be a fun blockchain game that can earn you money […] but millions of dollars of investor money later, things are still broken,” he said.
His most recent response, Logan Paul published a YouTube video on Jan. 4 accusing the internet detective of having “led the charge to drive and monetize a narrative telling millions of people that I’m a fraud or I tried to scam my audience.”
My Response To Coffeezilla’s Scam Allegations
It is important to be on guardhttps://t.co/KbsWsXll49 pic.twitter.com/eYOHDfC2IZ
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 3, 2023
He has also accused Coffeezilla of having done so without verifying any background information or substantiating any evidence, adding that he “took multiple criminals’ words as truth and broke laws, you still published the defamation,” adding:
“I’ll see you in court.”
CryptoZoo is an NFT game with the premise of allowing “ZooKeepers” to buy NFT eggs using the game’s native token, ZOO. These eggs can then be hatched to produce hybrid animals.
The hybrids were meant to be traded and provide ZooKeepers ZOO, with Paul, with the ability to purchase them. describing the project in an Aug. 21, 2021, podcast as a “really fun game that makes you money.”
— CryptoZoo (@CryptoZooCo) May 5, 2022
Additionally, Paul had suggested the art for the game would be “handmade” by 10 different artists over six months.
Coffeezilla released a video on Sept. 11, 2021 that featured the hybrids. described the images as “a bunch of stock photos from Adobe that have been poorly photoshopped.”
CryptoZoo is a different proposition. blog Some believe the project’s development has been halted as it has not published new content since April 20.
During Coffeezilla’s three-part series about CryptoZoo, the YouTuber interviewed purported investors of the project. One investor who claimed to still be holding eggs called on the CryptoZoo team to “reimburse those loyal fans they have or try to rebuild the project.”
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However, in his latest video, Paul said that they will “continue to build CryptoZoo,” sharing a teaser stating that it was coming in 2023/2024.
“Trust me, CryptoZoo is coming, I will make damn sure of it.”
Coffeezilla continues to question the authenticity these claims on Twitter.
Do not be alarmed CryptoZoo owners, who have spent millions of dollars in 2021.
The basic game MIGHT be available in 2023/24 !!!! I have not made a video about it. pic.twitter.com/SQydiLrZjR
— Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) January 4, 2023
Paul and Coffeezilla had both made calls to each other to discuss this matter on their respective platforms. However, neither of them have accepted any of the invitations.
According to CoinMarketCap the Zoo token has been a success. plummeted However, there have been some gains over the last week after media attention.
Paul had been a strong supporter of crypto- and NFTs all through 2021. Prior to the launch of CryptoZoo, he was a prominent promoter of DINK (the crypto token Dink Doink). Coffeezilla also criticised Dink Doink in a July 12, 2021 article. video.