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Donald Trump’s NFTs Surge Amidst NFT Market Dip in January

Donald Trump's NFTs Surge Amidst NFT Market Dip in January

In the third week of January, the NFT market experienced a dip, with trading volumes falling to $223 million, a 23% decrease from the previous week.

Despite the overall downturn, the number of NFT enthusiasts continues to grow, with over 730,000 collectors actively participating, representing a 35% increase in interest.

Despite the difficulties encountered by various NFT collections, there is one exception: Donald Trump’s NFTs.

The former president’s NFTs are doing well on the Polygon network, where sales increased by over 72% this month.

The Trump Digital Trading Card Series 2 saw a 24% increase in price, thanks in part to the ongoing US election season and Trump’s campaign efforts.

Trump’s strategic move of announcing a Bitcoin (BTC) ordinal bonus for individuals purchasing at least 100 Trump Mugshot NFTs increased sales of his NFT collection.

This novel approach has proven effective, coinciding with the increased attention given to the US political landscape.

In contrast, other NFTs, particularly those associated with Bitcoin Ordinals, Ethereum, and Solana, are currently declining.

Over the last two weeks, the value of Ethereum collections such as CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has dropped by approximately 8%.

Expert reports indicate that NFT collections on networks such as Solana and Avalanche are dealing with a significant amount of wash trading.

Wash trading is the practice of artificially inflating trading activity by repeatedly buying and selling the same NFT, resulting in a deceptively active market.

While the NFT market showed signs of improvement in late 2023, the recent dip indicates a return to a more bearish trend.

Despite the overall market challenges, Trump’s NFTs are a testament to the power of strategic marketing and timely announcements in the ever-changing world of non-fungible tokens.


Mohammad Ali is a fintech and cryptocurrency writer who has been covering the intersection of finance and technology for several years. Ali has a deep understanding of the financial industry and the ways in which technology is changing it, with a special focus on the rise of digital currencies and blockchain technology.