The first store in an offline location of crypto project Solana was opened in Manhattan, one the most expensive parts of New York.
Solana network is a faster alternative for Ethereum blockchain. It supports smart contracts, NFTs and other decentralized applications. The SOL network token climbed in value and landed among the top 10 crypto assets according to market value.
This store sells products that are related to SOL cryptocurrency. The inscription “Solana pay Accepted Here” in the glass clearly indicates that the store accepts crypto payments. The NFT gallery is located in the laconic space. It is dedicated to the Degenerate Ape Academy collection.
This store also sells shirts, sweaters, and caps featuring phrases that are well-known and popular in the crypto community. There are also inscriptions like “this isn’t financial advice” and “WAGMI”.
An interactive installation is located at the entrance of the store that allows you to see what’s happening on Solana’s blockchain in real-time. It includes transactions and issuing NFTs.
The most popular wallet on Solana, the Phantom wallet, can be set up by shoppers. They can also write their passwords onto a small card for safe keeping.
Tutorials can be found on platforms such as STEPN (a Play-to-Earn app) or Magic Eden NFT trading platform.
Vibhu norb, CEO of Solana Spaces, stated that the main goal of Solana is to attract attention and educate anyone who is unfamiliar with crypto. “The store is an experiment we believe will appeal to many.