Melania Trump launches NFT platform as her first public project from the White House
Melania Trump is embarking on the latest cryptocurrency trend: NFTs.
The former first lady announced Thursday that she is selling an NFT, or non-consumable token, titled “Melania’s Vision”, this is her first public project since she left office almost a year ago. year.
NFT is the first digital art to be sold on its new platform, which will regularly launch NFT and is powered by Talk.
“I am proud to announce my new NFT project, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my continued commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” Trump said in a statement. “Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children with computer skills, including programming and software development, to thrive as they age in the host community.
A portion of the proceeds “will help children past the age of the foster care system through economic empowerment and better access to the resources needed to excel in information technology and technology,” according to the report. a statement. press release from Trump’s office.
CNN has contacted Trump’s office for more information and comment.
The NFT is a “watercolor” by Marc-Antoine Coulon that includes an audio recording of Trump, according to a press release from his office. The digital art of the former first lady will cost around US $ 150 and will be on sale between December 16 and December 31, 2021.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are unique pieces of digital content tied to blockchain, the digital database that underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. NFTs have garnered interest from major brands, athletes, musicians, and celebrities, and some NFT versions of digital images have sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
Trump, a notoriously secretive first lady, has been in hiding since she and former President Donald Trump left the White House. As her husband weighs his political future, Melania Trump has stepped away from the spotlight and has rarely been seen in public.