Melania Trump announced a non-fungible token (NFT) platform Wednesday to help support children aging out of the foster care system.
The former first lady’s NFT for purchase until the end of the year is called “Melania’s Vision,” an audio file and digital watercolor done by French artist Marc-Antonie Coulin that “embodies Melania Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire,” according to the website.
“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,” Mrs. 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.”
The project is powered by Parler and will go on sale for 1 SOL (approximately $182 at the time of writing). Payments can be made with the Solana blockchain protocol or credit card payments through MoonPay.
“Since leaving the White House, I have envisioned creating a new platform where Freedom of Speech can flourish,” Trump told Breitbart News. “My new NFT gallery, MelaniaTrump.com, uses the decentralized nature of Blockchain Technology, and gives a direct connection to people worldwide.”
Mrs. Trump will release NFT’s in regular intervals, according to her press release, with a one-of-a-kind auction of historical importance in Jan. 2022 with digital artwork, physical artwork, and a physical one-of-a-kind accessory.
“A portion of the proceeds from the Melania Trump NFT collections will assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the field of computer science and technology,” the Office of Melania Trump said.
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