A beloved former First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is selling a one-of-a-kind piece of digital art called an NFT, and the news went viral on it’s launch.
Trump announced a non-fungible token (NFT) initiative Wednesday, with part of the proceeds going to support children aging out of the foster care system.
Buyers can purchase Trump’s first NFT, called “Melania’s Vision,” anytime before the end of this month. The NFT is a watercolor done by artist Marc-Antonie Coulon which “embodies Mrs. Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire,” according to the former first lady’s office.
The digital artwork is being sold for 1 unit of SOL cryptocurrency (just over $180) and includes an audio recording from Trump.
“I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” Melania Trump said in a statement. “Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community.
“Melania Trump’s personal journey has been enlightening; from Slovenia through Europe and into the United States of America — including as First Lady. The beauty and hardships of individuals, majestic landscapes and profound architecture have entered her lens and remain in her heart.
Marc-Antoine Coulon’s breathtaking watercolor embodies Melania Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire. Melania’s Vision provides the collector with strength and hope.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to support children in the foster care community.”
Mrs. Trump released a statement from her office and said that she is motivated by helping children fulfill the American Dream.
Excited for this new venture, which combines my passion for art and commitment to helping our Nation’s children fulfill their own unique American Dream. #MelaniaNFT https://t.co/XJN18tMllg pic.twitter.com/wMpmDDsQdp
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) December 16, 2021
Melania Trump is jumping on the NFT craze as the former first lady has announced she will sell her first non-fungible token this holiday season.
Titled “Melania’s Vision” the digital asset will be available to purchase for a limited period this month. The token features watercolor art that “embodies Mrs. Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire.”
The wife of former president Donald Trump released a statement explaining that the launch of her NFT is a continuation of her “Be Best” initiative
According to MelaniaTrump.com:
What is an NFT?
In simple terms, an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a digital file that contains a one-of-a-kind code and is permanently recorded on a blockchain. Accordingly, an NFT cannot be altered, thus guaranteeing authenticity and provenance.
A blockchain is a decentralized, digital record that cannot be forged or counterfeited. Each time a transaction occurs, it is recorded on the blockchain ledger, and is transparent to the public.
No two NFTs are alike, thus providing exclusivity, scarcity, and value in the digital realm.
Why purchase an NFT?
When purchasing an NFT, the buyer is receiving a unique and secure digital asset, such as a piece of digital artwork, with a unique serial number, backed by the blockchain. Just like buying other collectables – such as coins or baseball cards, you are purchasing a unique asset that may increase or decrease in value, and may be sold or traded.
How do I purchase an NFT?
Three Steps: (1) Create a Digital Wallet, (2) Add Cryptocurrency to your Digital Wallet (in this case, Solana’s SOL), and (3) click to buy the NFT.