Donald Trump is the latest public figure to enter the NFT sector, despite sales of digital collectibles falling for most of this year. The former US president has released a collection of 45,000 fantasy cards called the Trump Digital Trading Cards. The NFTs are based on the Polygon blockchain and cost $99 (approximately Rs. 8,200). Buyers can also make purchases in Ether (ETH) tokens and fiat currencies.
These digital cards show dramatic avatars of Trump, showing him as a superhuman, astronaut, golfer and boxer, among other things.
If a user checks out with 45 NFTs at once, the buyer will receive a ticket to a gala dinner with Trump.
A commercial curated by Trump promoting these NFTs has also appeared on social media.
“Each Trump Digital Trading Card has a unique identifier that cannot be copied, is recorded on a blockchain and can be used to certify both authenticity and ownership. As a bonus for Trump Digital Trading Card purchasers, each NFT includes one sweepstakes entry to win one of thousands of great prizes,” reads the official website for Trump’s NFTs.
Previously, Trump has spoken out about how he is “not a fan” of the digital asset sector.
After Trump’s announcement on Truth Social, the social media website he founded in 2021, some users on Twitter questioned whether this collection was legit.
The 76-year-old business magnate recently announced that he would run for president again. Therefore, releasing NFTs could be part of his presidential campaign, aimed at attracting and connecting with the younger, tech-savvy voters.
Meanwhile, the year 2022 has not been particularly profitable for the NFT sector.
In a report last week, Bloomberg said sales of NFTs hit a 16-month low after the fall of the FTX crypto exchange, citing DappRadar.
Having the NFT trading volumes Reportedly down 97 percent since January.
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