Logan Paul accused of participating in multiple crypto ‘pump and dump’ schemes

Alex Tsiaoussidis
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Twitter user Zachxbt, who describes themselves as an “on-chain sleuth,” accused Logan Paul of participating in multiple crypto ‘pump and dump’ schemes at the expense of his followers.

Logan Paul’s enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies and NFTs extends beyond investing in them. He’s also launched his own projects, 99 Originals NFT and CryptoZoo, and often speaks about his passion for the scene.

However, according to Zachxbt, a “sleuth” who investigates the connections between influencers and crypto and NFT scams, Logan has allegedly participated in some questionable crypto pump and dump schemes.

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After looking at the transaction records across Logan’s main public address to his offshoot ones, Zachxbt claims they’ve found evidence of his alleged involvement in three separate crypto pump and dump schemes.

First, they claimed Logan hyped up the ELON cryptocurrency in a ‘leaked’ video on May 10, 2021, only to sell it a week later on May 17, 2021, making $112,000 in profit. They called it a “blatant” pump and dump ploy.

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Then, they accused Logan of doing the same thing again by promoting a different cryptocurrency via a tweet on May 17, 2021, moments after buying it. Paul then sold it all 12 hours later, making $116,000 in total.

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Finally, they claimed Logan received free tokens from EMAX, a company currently being sued for scamming people, and sold them for $71,800, bringing his total profits from these alleged schemes to around $300,000.

Zachxbt also pointed out it’s not the first time Logan has been accused of such things.

“I’m sure Logan will claim to be not at fault,” they said, “but at what point do you actually take some sort of accountability for your actions?”

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Logan isn’t the only influencer who Zachxbt has called out. In March 2022, they also created a thread about David Dobrik’s alleged involvement in promoting a “$6 million NFT scam” and shared their findings.

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Alex is a former Dexerto writer based in Australia. He finished a law degree but realized it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he completed a graduate diploma and a master's degree in writing. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.