• Donald Trump released a collection of 45,000 NFTs in mid-December called “Trump Cards”
• Buyers of the NFTs may enter a sweepstake to win prizes, including a gala dinner, a game of golf, or a group Zoom call with the former president
• Some NFTs with access passes to a group Zoom call with Trump have been sold for less than $25 worth of ETH
In mid-December, former U.S. President Donald Trump released a collection of 45,000 Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) called “Trump Cards”. The cards depicted the former president in various iconic poses and situations. Each card was sold for $99, and buyers were also given the chance to enter a sweepstake to win prizes, including a gala dinner, a game of golf, or a group Zoom call with the former president.
Starting last month, participants began to receive their NFT access passes in the form of airdrops. Airdrops are a form of a cryptocurrency giveaway, where tokens are sent to random users to promote blockchain technology and the currency itself. The NFT perk passes were sent to some card buyers as recently as this morning, according to public blockchain data curated by the OpenSea marketplace.
The group Zoom call access passes are now being flipped by users, with some going for sale for less than $25 worth of Ethereum (ETH). According to OpenSea’s description, each Zoom call with the former president will include up to 2,000 people and last for 20 minutes. Participants will have a chance to submit questions prior to the call, but there’s no guarantee they will receive an answer.
Trump’s NFT collection initiative has been met with a lot of fanfare and interest, with buyers hoping to get their hands on the digital collectibles as well as the chance to participate in the Zoom call. It remains to be seen if Trump will continue to release more NFTs, or if this will be a one-off project. Regardless, it’s clear that the former president has tapped into the growing NFT market and is now a part of the crypto community.