This week, Steve Aoki added two Goblintown assets to his impressive NFT collection. Now the NFT community is wondering if the DJ’s alleged “curse” will affect the project’s reserve price. Recently, the reserve prices of several NFT collections fell significantly after Steve Aoki imitated them.
Steve Aoki just aped in Goblintown NFTs!
On June 9th, legendary NFT whale and DJ Steve Aoki bought two Goblintown NFTs. Both collectibles feature rare traits such as Angreye, REKT body, and Dizeezsd Stankfinder. According to OpenSea data, the selling costs were 8 ETH and 8.88 ETH.
Of course, the NFT community quickly took notice of the purchase. User @0xEthanDG was among the first to tweet about it, wondering if this was “the end for goblins.” In fact, it’s referring to Steve Aoki’s alleged “curse,” which is sparking a new wave of reactions among collectors.
What is the Steve Aoki Curse?
At its core, The Curse of Steve Aoki is an urban myth created by the NFT community. Over time, the reserve prices of many popular NFT collections dropped shortly after Steve Aoki bought them. This happened, for example, with projects like Moonbirds and Azuki.
Of course, the NFT community is currently debating whether Steve Aoki’s “curse” will also hit Goblintown. In fact, the DJ may not have bought the NFT himself!
Data from OpenSea shows that another wallet bought the two collectibles. Then both assets were transferred to Steve Aoki. However, some Twitter users point out that Steve Aoki may be using the initial wallet for the trade, meaning he actually bought the NFTs.
Of course, if Goblintown’s reserve price drops this time, Steve Aoki’s legend will become even more believable.
What is Goblin Town?
In short, Goblintown is a collection of 10,000+ avatar NFTs of weird cartoon characters. From dragons to wizards to zombies, all of these collectibles inhabit Goblin Town.
At this point, the collection exceeded 33,000 ETH in total trading volume on OpenSea. Furthermore, the minimum price reached 4.2 ETH (at least until Steve Aoki bought his own Goblintown NFTs).
These odd collectibles became popular quickly after launch. Surprisingly, one of the reasons is the weird artwork itself. Judging by the initial community reactions, these digital assets could redefine the term “beauty”. You can learn more about Goblintown and its Metaverse utility in our post here.