Blockchain community Solana (SOL) has opened its first physical store Solana Spaces in New York City, the place it should promote cryptocurrency-related merchandise, in accordance with a press launch shared with CryptoSlate.
The store is positioned at The Shops, an upscale mall at Hudson Yard, Manhattan, and opens to the general public on July 28.
The store options an NFT gallery with the Degenerate Apes Academy Collection hanging on the partitions. It accommodates an interactive set up exhibiting all transactions and processes on the Solana blockchain as they occur in real-time.
For those that are already in…are you able to keep in mind how and whenever you not solely realized about crypto, however determined to dive into the rabbithole? And Solana?
If you had been just like the creators of @solanaspaces, it began with a good friend who pushed you to simply give it a strive.
— Solana Spaces (@solanaspaces) July 15, 2022
“Spaces is everyone’s first crypto friend,” the tweet saying its launch reads. “Inside, you’ll learn how Solana works, what Web3 is. We’ll set you up with a wallet and your first NFTs and guide you through your first on-chain transactions.”
We additionally designed Spaces to be cultural facilities, embassies for Solana. We’ll be an occasion host, a launchpad, and a purveyor of Solana tradition – together with a brand new set of merch, and frequent restricted version collaborations with manufacturers in and outdoors of crypto.
Vibhu Norby, Solana Spaces CEO, defined that the key intention of the physical store is to coach folks about crypto and onboard new entrants. It is “an experiment that we think a lot of people will love,” he added.
The store has completely different stations designed to draw crypto fans with new experiences. There is a non-public sales space for folks to arrange their Phantom wallets and a number of other stations to coach folks concerning the varied platforms on Solana, equivalent to STEPN and Magic Eden.
Visitors to the store may also see the demo of Solana Saga, the crypto-friendly mobile phone that the blockchain community plans to launch subsequent 12 months.
One of the early reviewers of the store, Taylor Locke of Fortune, talked about that the store has a number of branded merchandise “labeled with phrases commonly used in the crypto community like the rallying cry “WAGMI,” in addition to “degen,” “not financial advice,” and “probably nothing.”