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Money That Won Melania Trump NFT Came From Melania Trump Wallet

The former first lady began an auction in January for a collection of NFTs on the Solana blockchain, including digital artwork of a hat that she wore.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

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The source of funds for the winning bid in Melania Trump’s first NFT auction appears to be the creators of the project themselves.

A series of blockchain transactions show that the cryptocurrency used to purchase Trump’s nonfungible token came from a wallet that belongs to the entity that originally listed the project for sale. The former first lady began an auction in January for a collection of NFTs on the Solana blockchain, with art from her first official state visit in 2018.