Over in the physical plane, it seems Solana has taken a page out of the book of traditional commerce, launching a high-end, real worldly, bricks and mortar shopping destination in upmarket New York.
Funded by the Solana Foundation, and maintained by the SolanaSpaces project, the new venue will focus primarily on onboarding folks to the Solana way of life. It will serve to educate newcomers on the inner workings of the energy efficient chain, as well as offering up Solana-based stats and a bevvy of stylish merchandise.
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Within its sleek transparent doors, those venturing inside will find a myriad of Solana-based curio, including a magnificent gallery space featuring some of Solana’s finest NFTs, along with a series of tutorial pods to educate the throngs in some of its leading Dapps.
For example, setting up a Phantom wallet, navigating the STEPN ecosystem, and trading NFTs in Magic Eden, topping the whole experience off with a range of Solana clothing and paraphernalia. All will be purchasable using crypto via the Solanapay system.
Those looking to take the plunge can find the store in ‘The Shops’ mall located in Hudson Yards, Manhattan. So, go forth and spread the good word of the Solana blockchain and nab yourself a pair of Solana monogrammed socks while you’re at it!