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Melania Trump announces new range of NFTs


Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania perform the tomahawk chop ahead of World Series Baseball Game 4 between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, October 30, 2021 in Atlanta. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

(The Hill) – Melania Trump enters the world of NFTs, selling “breathtaking watercolors” featuring an image of her eyes to collectors.

The former first lady made the announcement on Thursday, saying non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, would be released at regular intervals.

The first, titled “Melania’s Vision,” features artist Marc-Antoine Coulon’s painting of Trump’s eyes and an audio message.

“My vision is this: Look to the future with inspiration, strength and courage,” Trump says in the clip.

The NFT auction site, priced at $ 186 Thursday morning, says it will provide the collector with “strength and hope” and “an amulet to inspire.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be “donated to support children in the foster family community,” a statement said. Trump’s office did not respond to ITK’s request for comment on how much of the money will go to charitable efforts. Trump launched his child welfare platform, Be Best, while in the White House in 2018.

“I am proud to announce my new NFT business, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my continued commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” said Trump, who has kept a relatively low profile since its release. from Washington, in a statement. .

“Through this new technology platform, we will provide children with computer skills, including programming and software development, to thrive once they leave the host community,” she added.

In addition to the NFTs, next month Trump will launch a “one-of-a-kind auction of historic significance,” a press release from his office said.

Talk, the controversial social media company, will fuel Trump’s NFT effort, according to his office.

Trump is the latest high profile figure to enter the NFT marketplace, which allows owners of digital art and collectibles to track ownership. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced his NFT collection earlier this month. Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for former President Trump, recently said he would sell memorabilia from his time in prison as an NFT.