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Donald and Melania Trump to Sell NFTs Celebrating Former US President



Posted Feb 18 2022 at 10:35Updated Feb 18. 2022 at 10:36

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump will sell 10,000 NFTs depicting key moments in the former Republican president’s tenure, the pro-Trump conservative social network Parler announced Thursday. The collection of authenticated digital objects consists of “ten original digital works of art, showcasing iconic moments from the Trump presidency, such as the July 4 visit to Mount Rushmore and Christmas at the White House,” a statement said. .

But impossible to know, for the moment, the exact list of these works. “Collectors will enjoy an element of surprise, as no NFTs are revealed prior to purchase,” Melania Trump said in her statement. Stating that “of course, collectors can make multiple purchases to own the entire POTUS Trump collection.”

A sale managed by the conservative social network Parler

The Republican billionaire’s NFTs, dubbed “POTUS TRUMP NFTs”, will be sold at a fixed price of $50 each, via an ad hoc site (usamemorabilia.com) – an extension of Melania Trump’s platform – on Monday. A date that owes nothing to chance. A holiday in honor of American presidents, it is also the day that Donald Trump’s social network, “Truth Social”, must go online. Although some American media have indicated that the launch will be postponed to March.

The sale of NFT will be partly managed by the social network Parler, popular with conservatives and briefly taken offline after the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. It is this social network that will operate the sale site and the “surprise” digital objects will be recorded on the Solana blockchain, the basis of a cryptocurrency which was trading around 95 dollars per unit at the end of the day on Thursday.

Not a first experience of NFT for Melania Trump

This isn’t the first time Melania Trump has stepped into NFTs. In January 2021, she launched the year her own NFT platform, starting with digital copies of a watercolor painting of her “cobalt blue” eyes, accompanied by an audio “peace” message from the ex. -First lady. She then offered other lots including one called “The Head of State Collection” which included the white hat she wore in 2018 at the White House during Emmanuel Macron’s visit, a watercolor of her wearing the said hat and a paint NFT.

An experience with the most mixed results. According to the news site Motherborad, this last batch was finally bought for the equivalent of 170,000 dollars… by the organizers themselves. An assertion that Melania Trump lip service denied, assuring that it was an acquisition for a third-party buyer.

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