Ex-President Trump Launches Limited Edition Cards on Bitcoin Blockchain via Ordinal Technology
The ex-45th President of the United States has been engaged in the sale of digital trading cards for a considerable period. On Thursday, the official account for the trading card enterprise announced the launch of Trump cards that are crafted using the Bitcoin blockchain’s Ordinal inscription technology. The creators of this venture have stated that a mere 200 units of the Trump Digital Trading Cards Mugshot Edition Bitcoin Ordinals “will ever exist in the world.”
Trump Reveals Exclusive Bitcoin Ordinal Inscribed NFT Trading Cards
Trump’s collectible non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards are set to debut on Bitcoin. This news comes from the official X account, known as ‘Collect Trump Cards,’ which shared this information on Thursday afternoon. “Trump Digital Trading Cards on Bitcoin Ordinals. The first ever Trump Trading Cards on Bitcoin,” the account said. “Great news collectors. When you purchase 100 Trump Digital Trading Cards using crypto (WETH) on collecttrumpcards.com Mugshot Edition, you also get a one-of-one Trump Digital Trading Card. Your one-of-one card will be minted as a Bitcoin Ordinal.”
The announcement comes in the wake of the ex-president’s December 2023 introduction of the new NFTs, where it was revealed that purchasers of 47 Mugshot Edition collectibles would acquire a piece of the suit Trump donned for his mugshot photograph. Subsequently, it emerged that, in the same month he unveiled this new card series, Trump had reportedly sold 1,325 ether, amounting to $3 million. Screenshots of the “congratulations” message, received upon the purchase of 100 cards, have been circulating on social media. This message highlights that Bitcoin Ordinals represent a distinctive method for data embedding.
“Bitcoin Ordinals are a new innovative way to inscribe data, such as art, collectibles, or Trading Cards, onto the Bitcoin blockchain,” the message notes. Donald Trump has expressed mixed opinions about bitcoin in the past. “I am not a fan of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated crypto assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity,” Trump wrote on July 11, 2019. Suddenly, in December 2022, Trump chose to debut the first collection of collectible NFT cards.
Initially minted on the Polygon blockchain, the NFTs saw their next phase in mid-April 2023 when the former president unveiled his second collection of NFT cards. Trump’s cards consistently provide rewards such as opportunities to have dinner with Trump at Mar-A-Lago or to play golf alongside him. Currently, the website displays images of collectors who have secured some of these coveted prizes. Incorporating the mugshot photograph NFTs into the Bitcoin blockchain as Ordinal inscriptions represents yet another distinctive reward in the series.
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