How to Buy Melania Trump NFT: What to Know About Solana and 'Melania's Vision'

Former first lady Melania Trump unveiled her first non-fungible token (NFT) on Thursday and it will only be available to purchase until the end of the year.

The NFT costs 1 SOL, a cryptocurrency that is currently about $182, and includes an audio recording from Trump relaying a message of hope. To purchase the NFT, a person must create a cryptocurrency wallet, which can be done easily on a computer, and then purchase enough cryptocurrency to cover the cost of the NFT.

Trump's NFT marketplace accepts only Solana currency, but a person can use any wallet that supports paying with SOL. Trump's website recommends using Phantom wallet.

Those who are using the Phanton wallet for the first time will be prompted to create a new wallet after adding the Phantom wallet extension to a supported web browser. One of the first pop-ups will be a secret recovery code and password, which Phantom recommends people store in a safe place because they can't be recovered later.

Once the wallet is created, the user can purchase SOL directly from Phantom wallet by way of the MoonPay payment method, or transfer SOL from another exchange, such as Coinbase. A press release from the former first lady's office said they'll also be accepting credit card payments through MoonPay.

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Former first lady Melania Trump's NFT token can be purchased through a cryptocurrency wallet. Above, Trump arrives at a roundtable on sickle cell disease in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Then, a person needs to connect their crypto wallet to MelaniaTrump.com by using the "connect wallet" button on her website. Once the wallet is connected, users can purchase the NFT by using the "buy now" button. Purchases are transferred to users' wallets by clicking "Claim Purchase."

Trump's first NFT features a watercolor portrait of her eyes and an audio message that says, "My vision is: look forward with inspiration, strength and courage."

Part of the proceeds from the NFT will assist children aging out of the foster system, according to a press release from Trump's office.

"I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative," Trump said in a statement. "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."

Trump has plans to release other non-fungible tokens in "regular intervals" on the platform. She is also holding an auction in January that will include digital artwork, physical artwork and a one-of-a-kind accessory.