Degen Zoo, an NFT sport impressed by YouTuber Logan Paul’s controversial Crypto Zoo idea, has seen greater than 115,000 wallets register to hitch the sport, with pledges of over $700 million. DAO Maker founder Christoph Zaknun took on the problem of constructing his variant of the shelved zoo-themed sport in simply 30 days.

In August 2021, Logan Paul introduced a mission referred to as Crypto Zoo, which concerned shopping for nonfungible token eggs that will supposedly hatch into animals, permitting house owners to earn passive earnings by way of zoo tokens. The mission reportedly raised over $3 million in NFT gross sales and tens of tens of millions in zoo tokens. Nevertheless, the mission didn’t ship as promised, leaving many contributors feeling that they’d been rug pulled by the influencer.

Impressed by Paul’s Crypto Zoo sport, which critics have referred to as a “rip-off,” Christoph Zaknun’s “Degen Zoo” sport simulates the influence of capitalism on animal extinction, that includes a deflationary token and an NFT assortment of 120 endangered species. Gamers are motivated to “kill” their NFT, driving the gathering to extinction and elevating consciousness of the devastating results of human greed on wildlife. Zaknun has pledged to donate all earnings from Degen Zoo to charity.

Zaknun’s resolution to broadcast day by day updates of his progress has garnered curiosity from over 250,000 individuals, with greater than 30,000 testnet transactions initiated by 3,000 gamers inside days of the primary testnet launch.

Logan Paul reportedly launched a video stating that Christoph Zaknun had no proper to dictate the required improvement timeline, following criticisms that Paul had carried out nothing for a yr after elevating funds for his personal Crypto Zoo mission.

Two months in the past, self-proclaimed “web detective exposing scams” Coffeezilla printed a sequence of exposés investigating and exposing Logan Paul’s NFT mission that by no means was. 

Within the YouTube movies, traders within the sport claimed to have misplaced lots of of 1000’s of {dollars}. After Coffeezilla’s video was launched, Logan Paul threatened to sue Coffeezilla for defamation after he accused Paul’s CryptoZoo nonfungible token  mission of being a “rip-off.” Nevertheless, shortly after, Paul deleted his response video geared toward Coffeezilla, apologized and promised to drop his threats of submitting a defamation lawsuit over the movies, saying: 

“It was rash and misaligned with the belief difficulty at hand, so I referred to as him right this moment and apologized.”

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As Cointelegraph reported on Feb. 3, Logan Paul and CryptoZoo have been hit with a lawsuit final month alleging the YouTube influencer’s “fraudulent enterprise” executed a “rug pull.”

The category-action lawsuit accuses Paul and Crypto Zoo executives of stealing tens of millions of {dollars} value of cryptocurrency from purchasers by way of a fraudulent scheme. The lawsuit was filed on Feb. 2 within the Western District of Texas, with the plaintiff Don Holland alleging that Paul and Crypto Zoo executives promised unique entry to crypto belongings and different advantages however as a substitute absconded with the funds.

Cointelegraph reached out to Logan Paul for remark however had not obtained one at time of publication.