Stephen Findeisen, also known as Coffeezilla, is an American YouTuber and crypto journalist who gained popularity for investigating and discussing alleged online scams related to cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, and internet celebrities.
Before Coffeezilla, he was active on YouTube with the channel Coffee Break. Findeisen’s interest in hunting down scams arose when his mother was diagnosed with cancer and persuaded to buy questionable products.
He gained international recognition for investigating the Save the Kids token, a cryptocurrency seen as a pump and dump scheme. He accused the SafeMoon team of misappropriating millions of dollars and highlighted the controversy surrounding the CEO suing his own mother. Findeisen also investigated FTX, interviewing founder Sam Bankman-Fried, and CryptoZoo, a project developed and founded by Logan Paul, and alleged market manipulation. Paul responded with legal threats, which he later withdrew.
The Washington Post credited Findeisen as one of the most powerful independent news sources for the cryptocurrency industry.