The Solana blockchain opened the doors of its first physical store as a preview in New York. The launch of “Solana Spaces” is the first great world for blockchain, which aims to become a cultural center to democratize Web 3 technologies.
A world first for the Solana blockchain
It is in the Hudson Yards area of New York that Solana chose to set up blockchain to open its first physical space. More than a physical store, Solana aims to make it an embassy to meet technology insiders and its future users.
If the “Solana Spaces” project presents itself as a point of convergence between the digital and the real (IRL for In Real Life – in the real world), Solana shows the desire to make it a cultural center dedicated to the Solana blockchain to more widely democratize Web 3 technologies and uses.
“Inside, you’ll learn how Solana works (and) what Web3 is. We’ll set you up with a wallet and your first NFTs, and walk you through your first on-chain transactions,” Solana posted on the Solana Spaces Twitter account.
At this point, Solana’s space has been opened to a few preview insiders, but it should soon open its doors to the general public.
A physical place dedicated to Solana culture and Web3 uses
More than a physical store, the Solana space will be a place for meetings and events involving many brands and artists, resulting in limited edition creations. If the virtual invites itself into the physical store “Solana Spaces”, it is also necessary to see the will of Solana to pass from the status of blockchain technology reserved for insiders to a truly democratized Solana culture with an audience wider.
“Solana is incredibly diverse, full of developers, enthusiasts, and artists of all ages, genders, orientations, and cultures. It’s easy to see – IRL – [In Real Life pour dans la vie réelle] that is more than Solana technology. It’s a community and a mix of cultures,” clarified Solana on the Twitter account dedicated to Solana Spaces.
Educational workshops should be set up to support the first steps of future users and buyers of digital assets in the crypto-sphere. The physical space will also focus on the history, development and operation of Solana’s blockchain to increase its brand image and promote wider adoption of web 3 technologies among a wider audience.
The opening of this first physical location for Solana is even more strategic because it occurs in a context that is not very favorable for the digital asset markets. In the last few months, the prices of the main cryptocurrencies have been falling and the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFT for Non-Fungible Token) has largely retreated after an explosion in 2021. Solana cryptocurrency (SOL) did not escape the downward steps . .
After reaching an all-time high of $258.93 in May 2021, the price of the cryptocurrency SOL had fallen to $37.88 (price on July 27, 2022 at 9:00 pm).