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Ice Poseidon Admits to Profiting $300,000 in Crypto Scheme

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The streamer told Coffeezilla he plans on keeping a portion of his profits in an effort “to look out for” himself.


Ice Poseidon Launches CXCoin

Streamer Ice Poseidon admitted to YouTuber Coffeezilla that he personally profited $300,000 from a pump and dump crypto scheme he set up. 

Coffeezilla, the self-proclaimed “Internet Detective,” claims Ice Poseidon “scammed his followers” out of a total of $500,000. Ice Poseidon, whose real name is Paul Denino, said he plans on keeping at least some of the cash. 

According to Coffeezilla, Denino launched a cryptocurrency he called CXCoin in July. As influencer crypto scams were making headlines over the past year, Denino frequently defended himself against accusations that his coin might be part of the problem. 

“Ice Poseidon repeatedly told skeptics that he couldn’t ‘rug’ this coin if he wanted to,” Coffeezilla said. “He had locked all his money up in a smart contract. He told me that in DMs. He said, ‘Don’t worry no rug here all the money is locked.”

Coffeezilla said Denino was able to convince a number of other creators and news outlets that his coin was trustworthy even as red flags started popping up. 

“He even gave me his wallet addresses and told me to hold him accountable,” Coffeezilla explained.  “He wasn’t going to do anything shady.” 

Denino, however, allegedly ended up giving Coffeezilla the wrong wallet so Coffeezilla could not track his personal transactions. 

For example one of the things he didn’t tell me was the fact that he took out $200,000 from the liquidity pool at the very beginning, which is directly at odds with what Ice Poseidon told me when I asked,” Coffeezilla claimed. “He said ‘Don’t worry, the money is locked up.’ Except for $200,000 I guess.” 

Coffeezilla Alleges Funds Were Misused

Coffeezilla went on to allege that funds in CXCoin’s marketing wallet were also misused. While that money was supposed to be used for marketing campaigns, Denino eventually started complaining on Telegram that his pricey tactics were not working and suggested the funds be used elsewhere. 

Coffeezilla later claimed that he found $250,000 missing from the marketing wallet. He also noted that at around the time Denino launched the coin, he bought a Tesla. 

Denino continued to defend his practices, but Coffeezilla said he felt he had no choice but to contact Denino after a recent discovery.

“On Jan. 22, 2022, using his wallet that he didn’t tell me about, he drained the liquidity pool, essentially killing his own coin and taking the money from investors,” Coffeezilla alleged. “To be specific, he drained about 90% of the funds, which is about $300,000.” 

In his video, Coffeezilla included clips of a call the two had together. In part of their conversation, Denino refused to give the money back. 

Denino Refuses to Give Money Back

“I’m trying to get you to return the money because it’s 100% still available and you could do that,” Coffeezilla said to Denino. 

“Yeah, I could give the money back. It is within my power,” Denino replied. “But I’m going to look out for myself not do that. You know, I don’t know what else to say. That’s just the most honest answer.” 

Denino also claimed that his choice to drain the funds was not “rugging” because he still left some money in the liquidity pool. He claims he was justified in taking that large portion out.

The crypto market is crashing and there is $300,000 in there. There are two options, right?” he explained. “Leave the money in there BNB goes down to $100, the money goes to shit anyways. Or I can take it and the money is not just going to dust.”

Coffezilla and other critics have pushed back against this defense, arguing that the money was never Denino’s to begin with and it instead belonged to investors. Therefore, the investors should have had a say and an ability to sell out. 

Denino repeatedly switched blame to investors instead of himself, claiming they could have gotten out at an earlier time. 

After their conversation, Denino allegedly reached out to Coffeezilla to say he had plans to put $155,000 back into the liquidity, which he believes is enough for everyone to sell if they have not already.

According to Coffeezilla, an admin has only reached out to investors to say $45,000 has been put back in.

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Twitch Faces Backlash After Booking Megan Thee Stallion At TwitchCon Amid Creator Pay Cuts

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The cut in revenue share has ignited severe backlash on Twitch, where users argue pay for creators should be increased, not slashed. 


Revenue Share Shake Up

Twitch users are criticizing the company for hiring artist Megan Thee Stallion to perform at TwitchCon just one week after announcing cutbacks to top creator pay.

Last week, the video and streaming platform said that starting in June of next year, some creators will receive less revenue from their subscriptions. While the standard split for subscription revenue is 50/50, some major streamers previously received a more favorable 70/30 share in premium agreement terms. 

Many creators have long argued that everyone should get that 70/30 share, but Twitch took a step in the opposite direction. In the future, streamers with premium terms will only get the 70/30 slice for their first $100,000 from subscription revenue. After that, they will get bumped down to the regular 50/50 cut. 

The company argued the move was necessary as the premium terms previously lacked transparency and consistency, insisting it tried to modify the policy in a way that impacted the least amount of creators. According to Twitch’s statement, 90% of streamers on standard agreements will not even be impacted by the change.

Still, this move outraged Twitch users who were furious the company was not investing more in the creators that bring so many viewers to its platform. Those frustrations were exacerbated on Wednesday when the company announced Megan Thee Stallion would make an appearance at TwitchCon, a weekend-long event set to take place in San Diego in early October. 

Backlash Continues to Mount

While no details of Megan Thee Stallion’s agreement to perform have been disclosed, one can assume she charges a pretty penny to book at an event of this nature. Critics argued that if Twitch is willing to spend money on her, it should be willing to spend it on its own streamers. 

“So Twitch can’t afford to pay their creators 70/30, can’t fix their media player that crashes after each ad, can’t enforce their policies so people aren’t doing inappropriate things on stream, but they can afford paying celebrities to promote their streaming site?” one person wrote. 

“It’s weird that a company that just announced a bunch of budget cuts due to infrastructure costs goes out and grabs an A-list musician instead of promoting their own musicians that run on their platform,” another person claimed.

“Instead of giving your creators a cut they deserve when they do so much work, this is what you do…?” one user asked. “Maybe give your creators a better deal instead of wasting their hard earned money on things we don’t even want.”

Twitch has not responded to the outrage, but Megan Thee Stallion was not the only music act the Amazon-owned service booked for the event. Kim Petras and Meet Me at the Altar will also take the stage at TwitchCon. 

The backlash comes as concerns have been mounting against Twitch for a plethora of reasons including creator pay, gambling streams, and more. 

In recent months, some of the platform’s biggest names have left Twitch in favor of rival services like YouTube Gaming. 

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“Dahmer” Series Breaks Netflix Records Amid Backlash For Exploiting Victims’ Stories

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Family members of some of the murderer’s victims say the program is “retraumatizing.”


“Dahmer” Lands Successful Week on Netflix

While criticisms mount against “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” the true crime series broke Netflix’s record as the most-watched first week for a series debut.

According to data provided by the streaming giant, the Evan Peters-led show was watched for over 196 million hours between its release on Sept. 21 and Sept. 25.

“Dahmer” is the newest of several pieces of fiction and media based on the famous serial killer. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the series quickly generated a lot of attention online, primarily from those concerned the show is exploiting a gruesome true story. 

Critics have echoed those fears, giving the show a mixed 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The “Critic’s Consensus” blurb on the site states that while the show is “seemingly self-aware of the peril in glorifying Jeffrey Dahmer” the story still “tilts this horror story into the realm of queasy exploitation.”

Victims’ Families Speak Out

The family of Errol Lindsey, one of Dahmer’s victims, has also spoken out against the series. In a viral tweet, Lindsey’s cousin Eric Perry said his family is “pissed about the show.”

“It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what?” he wrote. “How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”

In much of the promotion for the series, Netflix claimed it would be told from the perspective of the victims. Perry slammed that narrative, noting that his family was never even contacted by the streamer about the project.

“So when they say they’re doing this ‘with respect to the victims’ or ‘honoring the dignity of the families’, no one contacts them,” he wrote. “My cousins wake up every few months at this point with a bunch of calls and messages and they know there’s another Dahmer show. It’s cruel.”

Lindsey’s sister, Rita Isbell, echoed that claim in an essay she wrote for Insider, noting that Netflix did not notify her of the show, or ask her any questions about her brother. 

She said that watching the show “felt like reliving it all over again.”

“It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then,” she wrote. 

“It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That’s just greed,” she continued. 

Obsession With Dahmer

Controversy has also grown from some of the responses to the series, as many viewers have posted fan edits of the show that romanticize Dahmer. Some pair clips of Peters’ Dahmer with his victims to love songs or pop ballads, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of those who do not understand why someone would make content glorifying the killer. 

Others have responded to the show by calling Dahmer “hot” or posting thirst tweets about his mug shot. This has resulted in a backlash of its own. 

“Jeffrey Dahmer molested and murdered people, mostly black men and boys,” one person wrote. “So to see people making edits and thirst traps of him is a little off putting.”

“if I see anyone tweeting thirst tweets about Jeffrey Dahmer I’m immediately unfollowing,” another person said. “That’s so fuckin nasty.”

Concerns that this kind of media results in more people admiring Dahmer are also mounting in Milwaukee, where many of his crimes took place. According to TMZ, the city is considering creating something to honor the victims, but officials fear a physical memorial would turn into a “mecca” for Dahmer’s fans. 

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YouTube Removes Age Restriction From Nicki Minaj Video After Singer Calls Company a “Bogus Platform”

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Even though her video can now be viewed by all YouTuber users, Minaj made it clear she was upset that the age-gate tanked its view count in the first 24 hours.


Nicki Minaj Vs. YouTube

Nicki Minaj called out YouTube on Monday after the platform age-restricted her new music video for “Likkle Miss Remix” featuring Skeng. 

By age-restricting a video, YouTube blocks users who are under 18 or not logged into a Google account from viewing the content. 

Minaj’s video features close-up shots of people in skimpy outfits twerking, but several videos on YouTube with similar imagery have not been gated. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” video is available for everyone, as is Minaj’s own “Anaconda” video. 

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Minaj accused YouTube of being inconsistent and playing favorites. 

“They restricted my fucking video but have things a million fucking times worse on their BOGUS FKNG PLATFORM,” she wrote in a post that included a screenshot of YouTube’s age-restriction notice. “This is what they do to keep you from winning while doing ads for another ppl and posting fake fkng stats. Because the same ppl who run YouTube are in bed with a certain record label and mngmnt company.”

Minaj further alleged that YouTube’s actions were done to prevent her from getting a significant number of views in the video’s first 24 hours, which is often the most crucial timeframe for a video’s success. She continued to assert that the Google-owned company has a bias toward certain music labels.

YouTube Walks Back Restriction

“How long have yall been playing the numbers game to lie & pretend ppl r doing ‘good’ when they r not?!?!!” Minaj continued in another post. “How much ad space did these duds purchase to be promoted on my channel in the last 5 years?!??!!!!”

Later on Monday, YouTube removed the restriction from Minaj’s video, per Variety. The company said the content in it did not violate its rules and guidelines. 

While Minaj ended up deleting her Instagram posts calling YouTube out, she made it clear she was still frustrated by the debacle. 

“FUCK THEM DUDS,” she tweeted. “THEY CANT GIVE US BACK OUR FIRST 24 HOURS CAN THEY?!?!!!”

As of Monday afternoon, her video had been viewed over one million times.

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