Solana opened a real-world store in New York

Solana Spaces has announcement today the opening of its first store, located at 20 Hudson Yards in New York. The store, the result of a collaboration between the Solana Foundation and several ecosystem partners, will be located at 20 Hudson Yards in New York.

Catering to blockchain newbies, the store claims to be “the first retail store in the world”. [et] educational space dedicated to the blockchain“. Visitors will have access to tutorials, programming services and experiences on the Solana channel; they will also have the opportunity to receive “unique rewards” by participating in the activities of the physical store.

The store will feature interactive art installations, an exhibition of upcoming Solana projects and a company presentation. The Telephone Saga, cryptographic products “lifestyle” such as hoodies and T-shirts, and several ecosystem NFT collections. The store is also offering a 50% discount on purchases up to $200 when using the Solana Pay app, and plans to rotate visitor experiences.

Although the Hudson Yards store is the only one announced for now, a later post on Twitter from the official Solana account alluded to that other projects (such as additional physical venues) were also in the works.

Solana Spaces will be the first store of its kind for the crypto space, which so far has generally favored digital products over physical products. Other initiatives in the physical realm include a Solana-branded smartphone that the company announced last month. These developments hint at a broader strategy to expand the Solana brand into the real world as well as the digital world.

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