Former US president Donald Trump, who’s eyeing the White Home for a second time period, has launched a group of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) of himself. These are USD 99 digital buying and selling playing cards exhibiting the previous president in a number of guises together with a cowboy, astronaut and fighter pilot.
Trump has been making a hype for days that he can be making a “main announcement.”
However his unveiling of NFTs — timed to faucet into the profitable festive buying season — attracted widespread ridicule.
In a promotional video exhibiting him in a Superman-style costume with laser-beam eyes, Trump gave the playing cards his traditional exhausting promote.
“These playing cards characteristic a few of the actually unimaginable art work pertaining to my life and my profession. It has been very thrilling,” he mentioned.
“Purchase one and you’ll be a part of a really unique neighborhood — it’s my neighborhood.
“Purchase your Trump Digital Buying and selling Playing cards proper now earlier than they’re all gone, and they are going to be gone!”
“Keep in mind Christmas is coming and this makes an awesome Christmas present,” he added.
Those that purchase the NFTs are additionally entered right into a sweepstakes to win prizes like a dinner or a spherical of gold with Trump. The prizes embody autographs and Zoom conferences as properly.
Trump’s final “main announcement” was in November when he declared he would run once more for the White Home.
However he has since suffered heavy setbacks together with the defeat of many candidates he backed in midterm elections, mounting public criticism from Republican former allies and a number of authorized circumstances towards him.
(With inputs from companies)
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