Web3 is an inviting landscape that encompasses decentralized ownership within the flourishing digital ecosystem. This technological revolution is creating a need for educational resources as the space evolves and shifts major industries. Blockchain adoption has accelerated over the last decade, and like most that associate with the industry, know that technology moves unforgivingly quick. These volatile, early periods of discovery can make blockchain technology seem inaccessible and incomprehensible. With the advent of this powerful disruption, educational resources and accessibility have never been as important as they are now that digital IP is becoming as valuable as tangible assets. Solana provides a solution for this issue with Solana Spaces, a physical retail, educational, and community space dedicated to Web3.
This immersive consumer experience centered around blockchain is housed in the Hudson Yards and is available for corporate training, group tours, web3 education and private events. Curious wanderers are welcome to stop into Solana Spaces during business hours and learn about Solana’s role in the digital economy. Associates are eager to give the crypto-conscious, the crypto-uneducated, and everyone in between the rundown on Solana’s heritage. Visitors can browse clothing and accessories, learn about blockchain, mint an NFT in person and even set up a phantom wallet to participate in local challenges for points, redeemable for merchandise. The modern, minimalistic layout attracts dozens of passerbyers every few minutes. Whether you’re familiar with the brand or the setup catches your eye, you’re likely to be drawn to the tastefully designed store.
“Welcome to the first immersive Web3 learning space, where you can explore the ecosystem of Solana and learn about blockchains. All while earning rewards.” - solanaspaces.com
Experiencing blockchain and web3 technologies in real life (IRL) is a much more impactful way of learning, as opposed to just reading about it on the internet. Through these immersions, people can connect, discuss, and explore together, leading to a deeper understanding of the technology. Solana is a leading blockchain network with a revolutionary vision for the future of web3. It is one of the world's first truly Web3-native blockchain and stands as a beacon of hope for an open, permissionless, and sovereign future of the Internet. With a focus on scalability, speed, and security, Solana is providing the building blocks for an open, decentralized financial system.
It is powered by a revolutionary protocol that is capable of processing 3000+ transactions a second while maintaining a high degree of decentralization and security. Solana has already attracted the interest of some of the world's leading crypto investors and is rapidly growing its partnership network. It is also backed by a strong team of developers and researchers.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Blockchain, Crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, entertainment and more - the biggest multi-day Web3 social convention on the West Coast is returning to LA March 20-23, 2023 as Outer Edge(formerly NFT | LA). The highly anticipated festival for creators, technologists, artists and entrepreneurs indulges in the spirit of freedom, creativity, hope, and empowering those who are passionate about building. Thousands of participants gather from all over the world to delve in well curated education during the substance packed week. Witness art activations, panels and moderations from esteemed creators and power houses, live performances, inclusive events, high-level networking and the very best Los Angeles night life has to offer. Outer Edge is an experiential event like no other - immerse yourself in LA's new role as a global conduit for the adoption of Web3 in sports, music, art, and entertainment.
This year’s event includes heavy hitting participants like actor and producer William Shatner, investor and 10x NYT best-selling author Neil Strauss, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands Yat Siu, LA Rams CCO Jennifer Prince, 2-time NBA all-star Baron Davis, IBM Web3 & Blockchain Services Lead Shyam Nagarajan, Founder of What’s Trending and Co-Founder of Peace Inside Live Shira Lazar.. just to name a few.
To attend Outer Edge 2023, you can purchase a GA or VIP ticket here; for participation, collaborations, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers and more, submit an application here.
About The Author:
Joshua Sauceda is a highly-active NJ/NYC based creative director with a focus on progressive photojournalism, documentary, art curation, cinematography, writing and filmmaking. Joshua's recent endeavors include community building, public relations and investing within the web3 space. By telling culturally important stories through media capture and a plethora of other creative solutions, Josh has a goal of empowering motivated creators and entrepreneurs.