Despite his best efforts to stay away from the controversy, Logan Paul finds himself at the center of a new controversy. The youtubeur Coffeezilla has in fact published a three-video survey focused on an NFT game that its counterpart has been promoting for some time. Problem: The game in question looks like a huge scam.
We almost believed Logan Paul’s redemption, after the huge scandal his 2017 Aokigahara Forest video caused on YouTube. If no controversy has (fortunately) reached the level of the latter, the fact remains that the youtuber always connects the controversies. We especially remember the anger of the players in front this video in which Logan Paul incorporates about fifteen GameBoy Color in a resin table.
But today it seems that the American YouTube sphere is at the dawn of a new major scandal, this time triggered by a series of videos by another Youtuber, called Coffeezilla. Stephen Findeisen, his real name, has in fact led the investigation into CryptoZoo, a game which, as the name suggests, is based on cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and which Logan Paul Paul has been promoting for some time.
What is CryptoZoo, the game supported by Logan Paul?
On its official website CryptoZoo defines itself as a “autonomous ecosystem that allows ZooKeepers to buy, sell and trade exotic and hybrid animals. » If you’ve ever enjoyed hatching eggs in Pokémon, you already know more or less the principle. CryptoZoo then works as follows: players buy Zoo Coins, the game’s currency, and then buy eggs.
These eggs will hatch into a random pet. The animals will then reproduce with each other, with the aim of obtaining the rarest possible hybrid species. Rare obviously means, in the game world, more expensive. The promise of CryptoZoo is in fact to be able to resell these animals in order to make a profit.
This eventful day for ZooKeepers is not over yet! Approximately 30 minutes until the 1 on 1 Easter Egg Auction!
— CryptoZoo (@CryptoZooCo) May 27, 2022
This promise, aided by the intense support of Logan Paul and his community of millions of subscribers, skyrocketed CryptoZoo’s popularity very quickly. According to Coffeezilla, the game has generated $2.5 million in revenue since 2021 from egg purchases alone, for a market at Zoo Corner worth $2 billion. Problem: The game itself is not playable yet.
CryptoZoo, a massive scam backed by Logan Paul
As is often the case with this type of story, many users have spent thousands of dollars on the project, hoping for a significant return on investment. One of them thus entrusts to Coffeezilla that he lost nearly $7,000 on the scam while applying “he never worked from the beginning and he didn’t even say in the contract how much you could actually earn with Zoo. »
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That’s the whole problem: Even today, there’s no way to reclaim what’s owed at CryptoZoo. On the other hand, it’s really possible to spend your money there. As for the purchased eggs, “it’s just a photo”explains another player. “I can’t help it. It’s really worth nothing. » It does not end here. According to Logan Paul, a developer on the project fled to Switzerland with the source code. In return, he asks the creators for a million dollars.
Coffeezilla, for its part, provides another explanation. According to his research, none of the company’s 30 employees received a salary during the project, even though investors spent $50,000 a week during development. These words have been confirmed by several developers. Logan Paul insists and signs: these allegations are “just wrong” hammer, before adding: “If necessary, all perpetrators will be unmasked and held fully accountable.”