One of the most popular crypto influencers on YouTube, Ben Armstrong (a.k.a. BitBoy Crypto) is pressing charges against another Youtuber, Erling Mengshoel Jr. (a.k.a. Atozy). BitBoy claims that Atozy has made a series of defamatory statements in this video.
Among other things, Atozy said in the video that BitBoy is a fraudulent influencer, who is paid by crypto companies to promote their products or services.
According to a story which CNBC ran last week, BitBoy made a monthly profit of more than $100,000 for promoting crypto projects, such as the unsuccessful DistX coin. In addition, BitBoy is known to have deleted several videos, wherein he was hyping crypto projects which later turned out to be failures, such as Cypherium and MYX Network.
BitBoy Crypto claims that Atozy’s allegations might unfairly diminish or destroy his reputation as a reliable crypto advisor. Interestingly, according to a disclaimer on BitBoy’s channel, nothing he says should be taken as investment advice.