Steve Aoki confirms he’s purchased a Moonbirds NFT in an announcement that caused chills in the community. speech of the ‘Aoki curse soon spread via Twitter, with people believing the strange myth. Many are now wondering if this is a top signal for the new popular NFT project.
It’s been an eventful week for the MoonBirds NFT project. After launching last week for 0.25 ETH, it is on track to become one of the most significant NFT collections in the world. In the six days since its arrival, MoonBirds’ price has skyrocketed.
The reserve price for these 10,000 pixelated bird NFTs is now a staggering 35 ETH. It tops the OpenSea NFT marketplace volume rankings. Nearly 9,500 ETH (over $28 million) was traded in the last 24 hours.
After almost a week of bullishness for the new project, world-renowned DJ Steve Aoki has bought one of these glorious birds. After hearing the news, however, NFT Twitter was full of people raising alarms and declaring that MoonBirds was doomed.
One user, @steezysloth, said “If Steve singlehandedly defeats Aoki MoonBirds with his purchase, it could surpass the Drake curse AND the Lil b curse.” It seems like a lot of people believe in this curse and part of the NFT lore, while others on Twitter were quick to dismiss the Aoki Curse as nonsense.
Steve Aoki buys MoonBirds NFT, but is the curse real?
A colossal NFT collector, Steve Aoki has a massive collection of NFTs including several BAYC, CryptoPunks, World of Women, Doodles and other popular NFTs. In fact, according to dappradar, the global DJ has over $3 million worth of NFTs.
He has also published his own NFT collections and is building the Aokiverse. He is an influential figure and uses his celebrity status to showcase NFT technology.
Additionally, in the past year alone, he has created NFT music, partnered with Sandbox, and launched an NFT marketplace. In fact, someone so successful in the NFT community cannot have a curse on them.
Significantly, the curse (according to Twitter) is that when Steve Aoki buys an NFT like MoonBirds, it’s a top signal. In the past, Aoki has bought NFTs that have peaked; This is true. Essentially, the project has peaked and is going down.
Most people in the NFT space have brought an NFT to the top.
Many NFT projects start off well, and at the peak of last year there was a reputation for buying into every NFT project. However, many in the NFT community have made some questionable NFT purchases, including myself (thanks, CryptoRugs).
Perhaps it’s more of a fact that Aoki bought several NFTs at the peak last year. Of course, many NFT collections didn’t survive the NFT fever of 2021.
One user, @Abbasshaikh42, believes that with the purchase of MoonBirds NFT, the Steve Aoki curse has now reached the level of a self-fulfilling prophecy of hysteria.
They say, “If you want to be involved in a project, get Steve Aoki to commit to it first. Steve buys > Everyone assumes the bottom is going down > Tries to drive sell-off > Panic among other investors > They start selling too. The Aoki curse lives on!”
It seems that the trendy MoonBirds NFT collection will not fall another victim of the so-called Steve Aoki curse. But who knows, only time will tell if the MoonBirds curse is real or not.