Melania Trump launches NFT platform in first public endeavor since White House

The former first lady announced Thursday that she is selling an NFT, or non-fungible token, entitled “Melania’s Vision” — her first public endeavour since leaving office nearly a year ago.

NFT is the first digital art to be sold on its newly launched platform, which will release NFTs regularly and is powered by Parler.

“I am proud to announce my new associates at NFT, who embody my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” Trump said in a statement. “Through this new technology-based platform, we will equip children with computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they step out of the nurturing community of age.”

According to a press release from Trump’s office, a portion of the proceeds will “help children age outside of the foster care system by economic empowerment and expanding access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology.”

CNN has reached out to Trump’s office for more information and comment.

NFT is a “watercolor” by Marc Antoine Colon that includes an audio recording of Trump, according to a press release from her office. The former First Lady’s digital art will cost around $150 and will be available for purchase between December 16 and December 31, 2021.

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are unique pieces of digital content associated with the blockchain, the digital database that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. NFTs have attracted the interest of major brands, athletes, musicians, and celebrities, and some NFT versions of digital images have sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
The infamous first lady, Trump has retreated since she and former President Donald Trump left the White House. As her husband weighs his political future, Melania Trump has fallen out of the spotlight and is rarely seen in public.

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