Melania Trump, the former first lady of the United States, recently announced her plans to sell her artworks as non-fungible tokens. In a statement, Trump said:
“I am proud to announce my new NFT project, which embodies my passion for the arts and will complement my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative.”
Trump said that the “Melania Trump NFT” platform would be implemented on the Solana blockchain network in a press statement issued early Thursday morning. In addition, it stated that it would accept crypto and credit card payments through MoonPay. The NFT will also be powered by Parler, a right-wing social network.
MoonPay, on the other hand, has denied working with Melania Trump in any way. According to a MoonPay spokesperson who talked to Forbes, Trump’s representatives have never approached the company.
Melania Trump’s NFT chooses Solana over Ethereum
Melania Trump’s debut NFT, “Melania’s Vision,” is on sale on her website through December 31st, according to reports. In addition to a 10-second audio greeting from the former First Lady, the NFT displays a watercolor painting of her “cobalt blue eyes.”
This NFT is currently being sold for one Solana (SOL), which is roughly $183 at today’s prices. Solana has lately been one of the most popular choices for DeFi players. Because of its fast transaction throughput and cheap gas charge, the Solana blockchain has emerged as a formidable rival to Ethereum. As a result, several participants that have recently launched DeFi and NFTs are choosing Solana over Ethereum. Solana Las, co-founder, however, said that it does not want to kill Ethereum.
Melania Trump has also announced that in January 2022, she will launch a “one-of-a-kind auction of historic importance.” She went on to say that she would be selling “digital artwork, physical artwork, and a physical one-of-a-kind accessory.