Former First Lady Melania Trump released a celebratory message on the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis block, a move that contradicts her husband’s stance on cryptocurrency.
“Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis Block,” Melania wrote in a tweet on Monday. “Happy birthday, #SatoshiNakamoto #MelaniaNFT.”
The former first lady’s tweet was accompanied by a photo of the Bitcoin genesis block, the first block in the cryptocurrency blockchain. The block, generally described as “block 0”, is seen as the key to potentially unlocking the identity of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Nakamoto.
The Bitcoin white paper was first published by Nakamoto on October 28, 2008. However, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts recognize January 3, 2009, the day the Bitcoin genesis block was hit, as the birth of crypto.
In Melania’s tweet, she also promoted her non-fungible token (NFT), which she first launched in December. His first NFT was a digital artwork of his “cobalt blue eyes” designed by French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon. The digital watercolor was sold for 1 Solana (SOL) or $ 150.
Many crypto enthusiasts, including Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital, suggested the former first lady was a “Bitcoiner”. However, many also said they were taken aback by the tweet, adding that it went against her husband’s anti-Bitcoin stance.
In December, former President Donald Trump said he was not a fan of cryptocurrencies and warned of a potential crash in the future.
“This [crypto] could be a blast someday like we’ve never seen. It will make the Big Tech Blast look like baby stuff. I think that’s a very dangerous thing, “Trump said in an interview with Fox News.” I want a currency called the dollar, I don’t want to have all these others. “
In June, Trump called bitcoin (BTC) a “scam” and criticized it for competing with the dollar, which he said should be the “currency of the world.”
“Bitcoin, it looks like a scam. I was surprised – you know with us it was at $ 6,000 and much lower. I don’t like it because it’s another currency that competes with it. the dollar, basically it’s a currency that competes with the dollar, ”Trump told Fox Business.
Bitcoin was trading at $ 46,241.27 on Tuesday.