YouTube Biggie and a CryptoZoo

February 1, 2023

Whenever YouTuber Logan Paul makes headlines it is always a cringeworthy event.  Paul does not disappoint reports the BBC, because his latest idiotic incident involves cryptocurrency: “YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For CryptoZoo Project Failure.”  Using his celebrity, Paul encouraged his audience to purchase cryptocurrency items for a game project.  He promised that the game was “really fun” and would make players money.

It has been more than a year since Paul made the announcement and the game still has not surfaced.  It appears he has abandoned the project and people are hammering YouTube to investigate yet another Paul disaster.

The game was an autonomous ecosystem where players, called ZooKeepers, bought, sold, and traded cartoon eggs that would hatch into random animals.  The images would be NFTs, then ZooKeepers could breed the images to spawn new species and earn $ZOO cryptocurrency.  The game was supposed to debut in 2022, but nothing has surfaced.  The game sold millions of dollars worth of crypto and NFTS and its Discord server has 500 members.  

An armchair cryptocurrency detective took on the case:

“Last month, cryptocurrency scam investigator Stephen Findeisen, known as Coffeezilla on YouTube, began a three-part video series about CryptoZoo, calling it a “scam”.

The American spoke to investors around the world who claimed to have spent hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on CryptoZoo items and were angry at Paul.

In his videos, that have had nearly 18 million views, Coffeezilla accused Paul of scamming investors and abandoning them after selling them “worthless” digital items.

On Thursday, Paul posted an angry rebuttal video admitting that he made a mistake hiring “conmen” and “felons” to run his project, but denied the failures were his fault.

He accused Mr. Findeisen of getting facts wrong and threatened to sue him.”

Paul has since deleted the video, apologized to Coffezilla, and wrote on Discord that he would take responsibility, and make a plan for CryptoZoo.

Perhaps Mr. Paul needs to make Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” his theme song, learn to keep his mouth shut, and focus on boxing.

Whitney Grace, February 1, 2023


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