Donald Trump announced the sale of his tokens on his social network, Truth Social;
The former US president has called NFTs “Donald Trump’s official set of digital trading cards;
Each NFT features hand-drawn artwork of Trump in different poses and positions.
Despite the seeming NFT craze, former President Donald Trump has announced the sale of non-fungible tokens to his supporters. Trump took to the Truth Social app this week to tease a “big announcement,” with the big reveal being the launch of an exotic NFT pool built on the Polygon blockchain.
The former US president calls NFTs “Donald Trump’s official digital trading card suite,” likely in an effort to attract supporters who aren’t familiar with cryptocurrencies or non-fungible tokens. However, all cards can be stored in a MetaMask or Coinbase cryptocurrency wallet.
“These are like baseball cards, but you collect them digitally, on your computer or phone. All you need is an email address and a credit card to start collecting 1, 10, 20, or 100,” says the website that hosts Trump’s NFTs.
Each NFT costs $99, about R$526 at current exchange rates, and features hand-drawn artwork of Trump in various poses and stances. Illustrations show the former US president donning a spacesuit, hitting a golf ball or standing in front of Trump Tower in Trump’s trademark superhero suit as a deadly beam of heat blasts out from his eyes.
A maximum of 45,000 NFT will be minted during the business period. But some NFTs will be unique. Others will be limited to 2, 5, 7 or 10 copies. The Trump Digital Trade Card will have no more than 20 existing copies! Trump’s website says.
It remains unclear how Trump intends to use the proceeds from the sale. But its website notes that none of the profits will go to its recently announced 2024 campaign. “These digital trading cards are not political and have nothing to do with any political campaign,” the site adds.