January 18, 2023
By Sharan Kaur Phillora
In a stunning turn of events, the ‘limited’ edition NFT tickets that allow you to join in on a group Zoom call with former US President Donald Trump aren’t selling like hotcakes. You can pick up one of Trump’s special ‘Digital Trading Cards’ (another way of saying NFT) that let you into a 2,000-person Zoom call with Trump for less than US$25 a pop.
Here’s what we know:
In December, Donald Trump’s nonfungible token collection sold out in less than 24 hours on OpenSea, a popular NFT marketplace. On Thursday morning, the same OpenSea account that sold the original set of Trump Digital Trading Card NFTs launched sweepstakes prizes called “Win Trump Prizes.”
The prizes include tickets to a group Zoom call with the former U.S. president. The cheapest NFT ticket for the Zoom call costs 0.03 ETH, or $31, and the most expensive NFT ticket for the Zoom call costs 15 ETH, or about $1,400.
The promotion said they “can be redeemed for one ticket to a 2,000-person 20-minute Zoom call with President Trump at a date and time to be determined by the Company. Participants can submit questions before the Zoom call, but there is no guarantee that the question(s) will be asked or answered.”
Now, some who attained prizes are trying to flip them on OpenSea for high prices. Although, a one-on-one 20-minute meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago was still up for grabs for 200 ETH, or around $285,000, at last check.
The new collection of “Win Trump Prizes” had 668 holders as of Thursday, and a total trading volume of 38 ETH, or around $54,000, according to OpenSea.
The original collection’s initial popularity saw a steep drop off, with trading volume down 99%, according to CryptoSlam data. Sales peaked at $3,093,385 on Dec. 19 and fell to $21,160 on Jan 12.
Still, several Trump NFT holders are trying their best to sell their precious NFTs to those willing to pay for the opportunity to meet Trump in a more personal setting.
About the author
Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.