Moonpay and Solana deny involvement with Melania Trump NFTs

By Raffaele Redi

Both blockchain and payment company distance themselves from partnership

Former First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, pictured against a door and flag                                 
The former FLOTUS is releasing an NFT called Melania’s Vision – Photo: Shutterstock

The former US first lady has announced the Melania Trump non-fungible token (NFT) platform, which will release NFTs exclusively on 

The premier NFT, called Melania's Vision, is available for purchase between 16 December and 31 December 2021.

It was reported by Mrs Trump’s office that “the Melania Trump NFT platform utilises the Solana blockchain protocol; and will accept both the SOL cryptocurrency and credit card payments through MoonPay”.

However, blockchain Solana sought to clarify their position with the project. “Solana is a permissionless, decentralised blockchain that anyone (and everyone) can build on. Solana Labs has no ability to control who can build on the network, and neither does any other network actor,” said a Solana spokesperson to

“Solana Labs had no prior knowledge of this project, and learned about it via Twitter,” he added. 


Moreover, the financial tech-company providing payment solutions for cryptocurrency, MoonPay, said: “MoonPay has no official role in the effort.”

A representative for Moonpay also said to “Users will not be able to purchase Melania Trump NFTs via MoonPay. People can however buy Solana in Phantom Wallet via MoonPay.” 

Elsewhere, there were claims that the NFT platform would reportedly be powered by the controversial Parler platform.

The American microblogging and social networking service and “free speech” social media app are known because of the significant user base of Donald Trump supporters and some conservative enthusiasts.

Melania Trump tweet

Melania Trump stated: “I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavour, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community.”

Further reading: Sotheby’s Metaverse to drop NFT avatar collection by Hackatao

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