• Christoph Zaknun has created Degen Zoo, an NFT game based on YouTuber Logan Paul’s abandoned Crypto Zoo project. It has seen more than 115,000 wallets register to join the game, pledging over $700 million.
• The game simulates the impact of capitalism on animal extinction and features a deflationary token and an NFT collection of 120 endangered species. All profits from Degen Zoo will be donated to charity.
• Logan Paul released a video claiming that Christoph Zaknun had no right to dictate the required development timeline after Coffeezilla published exposés investigating and exposing Paul’s NFT project that never was.
Inspiration Behind Degen Zoo
In August 2021, YouTuber Logan Paul announced a project called Crypto Zoo, which involved buying nonfungible token eggs that would supposedly hatch into animals, allowing owners to earn passive income through zoo tokens. The project reportedly raised over $3 million in NFT sales and tens of millions in zoo tokens. However, the project failed to deliver as promised, leaving many participants feeling that they had been rug pulled by the influencer.
Christoph Zaknun Takes On The Challenge
DAO Maker founder Christoph Zaknun took on the challenge of building his variant of the shelved zoo-themed game in just 30 days. Inspired by Paul’s Crypto Zoo game, which critics have called a “scam,” Christoph Zaknun’s “Degen Zoo” game simulates the impact of capitalism on animal extinction, featuring a deflationary token and an NFT collection of 120 endangered species. Players are motivated to “kill” their NFTs driving the collection towards extinction and raising awareness of the devastating effects of human greed on wildlife. Zaknun has pledged to donate all profits from Degen Zoo to charity.
Broadcasting Progress Draws Attention
Zaknun’s decision to broadcast daily updates of his progress has garnered interest from over 250,000 people with more than 30,000 testnet transactions initiated by 3,000 players within days of his first testnet release.
Logan Paul Responds To Criticisms
Logan Paul reportedly released a video stating that Christoph Zaknun had no right to dictate the required development timeline following criticisms that he had done nothing for a year after raising funds for his own Crypto Zoo project.
Coffeezilla Exposes Scam Allegations
Two months ago self-proclaimed “internet detective exposing scams” Coffeezilla published series exposés investigating and exposing Logan Paul’s NFT project that never was where investors claimed they lost hundreds thousands dollars resulting in threats lawsuit against him defamation accusing it being “scam”..