NFT Twitter is accusing artist Takashi Murakami of allegedly sniping his own rare NFTs. Additionally, NFT Twitter is blaming Murakami for inflating the floor price of his Murakami.Flowers collection.
Twitter users have pointed out that it is unethical for owners to buy all the rares before the metadata has even been updated on Opensea; especially when most of the collection’s NFTs are still unminted. Takashi Murakami may have done so to set a floor price and increase the hype. However, many have compared it to companies buying their own shares. On the other hand, early buyers will undoubtedly make a good short-term profit. This is because they will benefit from the hype and increased floor price.
Others questioned how Twitter user @thatguygeo concluded the sniper was indeed Takashi Murakami. So far, Murakami hasn’t responded to the allegations.
Who is Takashi Murakami?
Takashi Murakami is an acclaimed artist, famous…