Source: Solana Spaces / Twitter
The team behind open-source blockchain Solana (SOL) is readying to open its physical store in New York City, USA, to the public, in a bid to promote the Solana blockchain and Web3 at large.
The store, dubbed Solana Spaces, is located at a mall in Hudson Yards and was launched in collaboration with the Solana Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the Solana network.
The shop doesn’t seem to be opened yet. Per various reports, the store has so far been open to ‘preview visitors’ only, and per Solana Spaces, 30 previews have been given on Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to Fortune, the shop is set to open today.
According to the store’s official Twitter account, Solana Spaces aims to be “the friend” that shows you how to get a wallet, your first airdrop, your first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) membership, and more.
“Spaces is everyone’s first crypto friend. 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,” it said earlier this month.
Solana Spaces added that it designed the store to be a “cultural center” and “embassy” for the Solana community.
“We’ll be an event host, a launchpad, and a purveyor of Solana culture – including a whole new set of merch, and frequent limited edition collaborations with brands in and outside of crypto,” it said.
The store has also announced Solana-based major NFT marketplace Magic Eden as a launch partner, which would bring NFT collections, including Solana’s collection Degenerate Ape Academy, to the store.