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Logan Paul Refutes CryptoZoo Scam Allegations, Discloses Own Half A Million Loss

Logan Paul addresses CryptoZoo scam allegations in "5 Months with Logan Paul" documentary, detailing his financial loss and announcing a $2.3 million refund plan for investors. Claims project mishandled, not a scam.

  • In a documentary, the controversy of CryptoZoo is explored, with Logan Paul defending the project and clarifying that it was not a scam despite investor losses.
  • Paul reveals his personal financial loss of half a million dollars in CryptoZoo, countering scam accusations.

Launched in September 2021 and marketed as a lucrative and entertaining game, CryptoZoo is a Pokémon-like trading app where users buy, hatch, and breed animals to earn $ZOO tokens. 

Despite the initial excitement, fueled by promotion on the 287th episode of the “Impaulsive” podcast by YouTuber Logan Paul, players found themselves spending thousands with little return, often only viewing a digital egg.

However, in December 2022, Stephen Findeisen, a YouTuber dubbed Coffeezilla, released a three-part series on CryptoZoo, calling it a "scam." He interviewed investors globally who expressed frustration after losing significant amounts of money on the game, directly implicating Paul in their grievances.

In January 2023, Paul apologized to people who lost money after investing in CryptoZoo. A year later, Paul announced that he would refund certain disgruntled investors of CryptoZoo.

Paul, in fact, pledged $2.3 million of his own funds towards a "buy back" scheme, aiming to repurchase Base Eggs and Base Animals at their initial sale prices for everyone who had planned to engage with CryptoZoo.

Now, in a recent documentary "5 Months with Logan Paul," journalist Graham Bensinger interviewed Paul to discuss the controversy surrounding CryptoZoo. The YouTuber defended the project, asserting that despite the financial losses suffered by many investors, it was not a scam.

“Everything you just said has an element of truth to it. Here’s the problem. What you just described isn’t a scam. I took on a project that I was simply incapable of handling at the time,” said Paul. 

Furthermore, Paul countered the accusations by revealing his own losses in the project, stating he didn’t make any money either; rather, lost half a million dollars.

Edited by Harshajit Sarmah