Melania Trump, the former first lady, is selling a non-fungible token (NFT) representing her cobalt blue eyes dubbed “Melania’s Vision,” according to a tweet. Fashion artist Marc-Antoine Coulon’s watercolor painting of Trump’s eyes, “Melania’s Vision,” will cost 1 Solana, a cryptocurrency valued about $180 as of Thursday morning. While former President Donald Trump famously has stated that he is not a fan of bitcoin, his wife is a crypto enthusiast.
The NFTs will be stored on the Solana blockchain, however a Solana Labs spokeswoman stated the company was not engaged in the sale and only learnt about it on Thursday. Mrs. Trump stated that a percentage of the revenues from the first sales will be used to assist youngsters who have aged out of the foster care system.
“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. 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.”
In January, the former first lady wants to organize another NFT auction, featuring digital and physical artwork as well as a “one-of-a-kind” tangible item. Melania Trump’s first public project since leaving government a year ago is this. NFTs turn anything from artwork to jokes into virtual collectors’ goods that can’t be replicated, thanks to the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies. This year, NFTs exploded into the mainstream, and they are now traded at large auction houses, producing hundreds of millions of dollars in monthly transactions.