Melania Trump, the wife of the immediate past president of the United States Donald Trump, is launching a non-fungible token (NFT) platform on the Solana blockchain. In a press statement published on December 16, 202, Melania said the NFT platform is a reflection of her passion for the arts.
The first NFT available on the platform is named “Melania’s Vision”. It’s a watercolor art by Marc-Antoine Coulon portraying Melania and an audio recording from her with a message of hope. The limited-edition NFT will be sold for 1 Solana (SOL) worth about $187 at the current rate.
Subsequently, Mrs. Trump is expected to release NFTs regularly and plans to hold a one-of-a-kind auction of historical importance scheduled for January 2022. The auction will feature digital artwork, physical artwork, and a physical one-of-a-kind accessory.
Platform to support children
Apart from reflecting Melania Trump’s love for the arts, the new NFT platform will also support her “Be Best initiative” children initiative.
“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 said at the launch. 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,” she added.
Ultimately, she hopes to empower the children aging out of the foster homes economically and help them to go into the fields of computer science and technology.
The platform will accept payment for arts in SOL and through credit card payments powered by Parler via MoonPay.