With over 300,000 followers on Twitter, Godjira is one of the most popular NFT collections. However, the scandal happened when the collection was delisted on the OpenSea Marketplace. Even though this NFT collection has a strong and growing community, the first issues occurred when a ‘fake’ letter started to circulate online.
What do we know about Godjira NFT collection?
Launched in 2021, the Godjira NFT is an Ethereum-based project. They have revealed the Genesis collection in December 2021 which features 333 Genesis NFTs. They have all been successfully sold!
The Genesis collection also brought certain benefits such as exclusive tier 1 membership and commercial rights to its holders.
The second collection of Godjira features 3,333 NFTs that also bring certain benefits to its holders. Besides tier two membership and $jira tokens, they also bring membership to the alpha group. The membership to the alpha group allows users to receive alpha about numerous NFT collections. Those are exclusive information that can bring a sort of opportunities.
What is the reason for delisting Godjira NFT from OpenSea?
Well, even though some users think that the reason for delisting Gojiras is hilarious, OpenSea took the matter seriously. The main reason is the letter that has been circulating online claiming Godjira has been DMCAed. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan, the project stole the creative idea from the official mascot, Godjira.
On the other hand, Godjira NFT team posted that the letter is fake on its Twitter account. If you take a closer look at it, you’ll notice there are several grammatical and typographical errors. Besides the misspelled ordinal number in the date (22rd instead of 22nd), the logo used in the letter is also different from the official logo of MIC in Japan.
The only conclusion we can reach is the credibility of the letter. Would such a serious institution allow sending a letter with grammatical errors? As a cherry on top, we can add the fact that Japanese users translated the characters on the signature at the bottom of the letter which literally means “this is a meme’’.
Did OpenSea make the right decision?
It’s not uncommon for OpenSea to delist projects that violate the credibility of other projects. So far we witnessed the delisting of Not Okay Bears, Non-fungible Olive Garden NFTs, Squiggles, CryptoPunks V1, and Cool Pets. The greatest injustice OpenSea did to Cool Pets by accidentally delisting them.