Ben Armstrong was a confessed meth addict, turned pastor and rehabilitation centre director before he established himself as crypto influencer going by the nicknames BitBoy Crypto or BitBoy. He is also the author of a book titled “Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy,” one of the crypto bestsellerts 2022.
He runs a YouTube channel with 1.4 million followers and has 1 million following him on Twitter. He had more than 2.7 million followers on TikTok before his account was permanently suspended.
In August 2022, Ben Armstrong filed a defamation suit against Mengshoel against fellow Youtube content creator Erling Mengshoel Jr., who goes by the name Atozy in response to a Nov 2021 video titled “This YouTuber scams his fans… Bitboy Crypto,” which alleged that Armstrong was dishonestly promoting dubious digital assets to his audience. However, Armstrong dropped the lawsuit after Mengshoel managed to raise more than $200,000 for his defense.
BitBoy has indeed a history of deleting videos featuring projects that later turned out to be a scam or whose price collapsed. According to ZachXBT’s research, several of the ICOs and NFTs that BitBoy promoted have ended up with zero bidders, or have bids at less than 1% of what they were worth at the time of his promotion.