Former First Lady Melania Trump bemused the Twittersphere on Thursday with the announcement that she’s launching her personal NFT platform.
Her debut non-fungible token (NFT) launch is titled “Melania’s Vision,” and options watercolor fashion paintings of her personal cobalt blue eyes, “providing the collector with an amulet to inspire,” in keeping with a press launch.
Excited for this new enterprise, which mixes my ardour for artwork and dedication to serving to our Nation’s youngsters fulfill their very own distinctive American Dream. #MelaniaNFT https://t.co/XJN18tMllg pic.twitter.com/wMpmDDsQdp
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) December 16, 2021
While former President Donald Trump famously mentioned that he’s “not a fan” of bitcoin, his spouse isn’t shying away from crypto collectibles. The NFTs will dwell on the Solana blockchain, although a consultant of Solana Labs mentioned it wasn’t concerned in touchdown the deal and realized of the challenge Thursday.
Mrs. Trump mentioned a portion of proceeds from the preliminary gross sales will go in the direction of serving to youngsters growing older out of the foster care system.
The preliminary drop is the primary of many, in keeping with the press launch. Trump mentioned extra NFTs might be launched in intervals on her web site and plans to preview an “NFT and private collection auction” on Jan. 4 to be bought on Jan. 11.
The platform faucets the Solana blockchain, identified within the NFT house for decrease charges than its Ethereum counterpart, and is “powered” by free speech social community Parler, although the press launch didn’t say how.
“The Trumps are all super cheap, so it makes sense they picked Solana for the transaction fees lol,” a outstanding ecosystem participant instructed CoinDesk.
Melania Trump is launching an NFT marketplacethat solely sells Melania Trump NFTs on Solana and it’s named “Melania’s Vision”
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— Cobie (@cobie) December 16, 2021
Danny Nelson contributed reporting.