Donald Trump’s NFT Sales Skyrocket After His Arrest In New York City

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Former US president Donald Trump was arrested on April 4, 2023, in New York City on charges of tax fraud, obstruction of justice, and incitement of insurrection. The news sent shockwaves worldwide and sparked a frenzy of activity in the crypto art market.

According to data from, a website that tracks NFT sales and trends, the sales volume of Trump-related NFTs quadrupled in the 24 hours following his arrest. The total value of these NFTs reached $4.8 million, up from $1.2 million the day before.

Former President @realDonaldTrump
‘s arrest in Manhattan leads to a 200% surge in sales of his #NFT trading cards.

Some of the most famous Trump NFTs include:

  • A pixel art portrait of Trump behind bars, created by artist @CryptoPunks. It sold for 420 ETH ($1.4 million) on OpenSea, a leading NFT marketplace.
  • A digital collage of Trump’s tweets, memes, and news headlines, created by artist @Beeple. It sold for 169 ETH ($560,000) on Nifty Gateway, another prominent NFT platform.
  • A video clip of Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet, accompanied by a voice-over saying, “You’re fired.” It was created by artist @MarkRober and sold for 88 ETH ($292,000) on Foundation, a curated NFT platform.
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The surge in demand for Trump NFTs reflects the polarized opinions and emotions that his presidency and legacy have provoked.

Some buyers may see them as a way to celebrate his downfall, while others may view them as a form of protest or defiance. Some may see them as valuable collectibles or speculative investments.

Whatever the motivation, it is clear that Trump’s arrest has generated a new wave of interest and innovation in the NFT space. As the legal saga unfolds, it remains to be seen how the crypto art market will react and evolve.

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