YouTuber Logan Paul has threatened to sue fellow YouTuber and web detective Coffeezilla for defamation after he accused Paul’s CryptoZoo nonfungible token (NFT) challenge 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 — also called Coffeezilla — launched the primary of a three-part video collection attacking CryptoZoo and Paul, who was the face of the challenge.

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

In his most up-to-date response, Logan Paul revealed a YouTube video on Jan. 4 accusing the web detective of getting “led the cost to drive and monetize a story telling hundreds of thousands of those who I’m a fraud or I attempted to rip-off my viewers.”

He has additionally accused Coffeezilla of getting achieved so with out verifying any background data or substantiating any proof, including that he “took a number of criminals’ phrases as reality and broke legal guidelines, you continue to revealed 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 had been supposed to be tradeable and supply ZooKeepers with ZOO, with Paul describing the challenge in an Aug. 21, 2021, podcast as a “actually enjoyable sport that makes you cash.”

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

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

Nonetheless, the CryptoZoo blog has not revealed any new content material since April 20, prompting some to consider that the event of the challenge has halted.

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

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Nonetheless, in his newest video, Paul mentioned that they may “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 referred to as on one another to debate the matter on their respective platforms, however each have but to just accept any of the invites.

Based on CoinMarketCap, the Zoo token has plummeted by 99.5% over the previous yr, regardless of some beneficial properties inside the final week following current media consideration.

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