Former First Lady Melania Trump Auctions Another NFT, Bidding Starts at $250k in SOL

Gaurav Roy

Melania Trump, the wife of former US President Donald Trump, is the latest one to join the non-fungible token (NFT) bandwagon, and she is releasing her own collection.

Her NFT collection is titled “The Head of State Collection,” which features an NFT of digital artwork with Motion, signed by Melania and French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon. The collection also includes Watercolor on Paper signed by both, as well as the white Broad-Brimmed, High Blocked Crown Hat, worn and signed by Melania.

“I am excited to offer a piece of history during this auction,” she told Breitbart News.

The bidding for the NFTs starts from a quarter of a million dollars, and the auction ends on January 25, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST.

It was just last month that the former first lady first announced her plans to launch her own NFT Platform and an NFT collection, with the first piece titled Melania’s Vision, featuring a digital watercolor painting of her own eyes. The NFT was sold for 1 SOL, the native currency of the Solana blockchain, which is trading at just under $150.

At the time, she also said that an unspecified portion of the proceeds from the NFT sales would go towards assisting foster kids.

This time, Melania has released a picture of herself dressed in white during the French Republic's State Visit with a starting bid of $250,000 in SOL. 

“A portion of the proceeds will support children from the foster care community,” she said again on Twitter. 

Besides joining the latest trend and auctioning off her NFTs, this week, Melania also voiced her support for the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

“It is widely reported that Bitcoin's market cap exceeds $1 Trillion. Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis Block. Happy Anniversary, #SatoshiNakamoto #MelaniaNFT,” she tweeted.

Bitcoin was launched by pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto on 3 January 2009, who mined the first “genesis” block of the Bitcoin blockchain.

Melania’s comments came as the Bitcoin hash rate hit a new all-time high at 203.58 Th/s earlier in the week before falling about 14% due to internet shutdown in Kazakhstan, which accounts for about 18% of the world's Bitcoin hash rate.


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