Trump Gifts Limited Ordinals To People Who Purchase 100 NFTs

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Donald Trump is back in NFT news again. This time, the ex-American president is offering free Ordinals NFTs to anyone who purchases more than 100 NFTs from his most recent ‘Mugshot Edition’ collection.

The news was released on January 18th via a post on X from CollectTrumpCards. According to the post, there are only 200 unique Ordinals NFTs that will be minted. But to own one, fans must hold 100 Mugshot NFTs, which minted for the price of $99 a piece in December. That’s a price tag of nearly $10,000 to own a one-of-one Ordinals from the Trump team.

Trump’s Mugshot collection consists of 48.5K NFTs minted on the Polygon blockchain. Users can purchase them with a credit card or Wrapped Ether (WETH). Unlike his other two NFT collections, the Mugshot NFTs failed to sell out, which can explain the recent marketing push driven by Ordinals.

Another incentive for the collection included physical NFT cards containing a piece of the suit he wore when he took his now-viral mugshot photo at his Georgia arrest last year. The physical cards were reserved for anyone who bought 47 NFTs (Trump could become the 47th president of the U.S. if he wins this year’s election). There are also 25 random cards signed by Trump.

To disincentivize speculation, the Mugshot NFTs and the new Ordinals NFTs cannot be traded until December 31, 2024. If Trump has his way, he could be president of the U.S. again by then. He recently won the Iowa caucus and looks like the most likely Republican nominee for the U.S. election that will take place in November of this year.

The Ordinals Protocol allows for NFTs to be minted on Bitcoin satoshis, the smallest measurement of Bitcoin. Currently, 99 Ordinals are left to be purchased, which suggest 101 people have already spent close to $10K to own an exclusive Trump Ordinals. The offer is also retroactive, so people who purchased 100 NFTs before the new plan was announced will receive an Ordinals. Magic Eden NFT marketplace is being used for the latest mint.

Besides the Ordinals, fans who buy 100 NFTs will get two tickets to a dinner gala with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. So far, Trump has launched three NFT collections, beginning in December 2022. Though each collection has been ridiculed for their artwork, they have remained popular with die-hard Trump fans.

Ordinals Drives NFTs to Bitcoin

When Ordinals came on the scene in January 2023, it was met with a great deal of criticism from the NFT space, especially from Bitcoin maximalists. But that hasn’t stopped the revolutionary protocol from thriving in 2023. Thanks to Ordinals, Bitcoin is currently the top blockchain for 30 day NFT sales volume (as per data from CryptoSlam), and new Ordinals’ projects are frequently in NFT news.

At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered some of Ordinals most important moments from its first year in existence. Here are some of the top headlines from Ordinals in 2023:

It could be an exaggeration to say the latest NFT collection from Trump is a win for Ordinals. After all, Ordinals appears to be doing just fine with or without an endorsement from America’s most polarizing ex-president. But considering there are only 200 Ordinals NFTs in existence, it will be interesting to see what sort of floor price the NFTs command when they become available to sell at the end of the year.

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