Neon, a digital marketplace housed on the Solana blockchain, shook the NFT world to its core with the launch of its brand new NFT vending machine. It seems with each passing day, we are presented with more and more projects that successfully connect the virtual with the physical in ways not yet explored before.
Neon uncovered a way to fuel societal engagement by addressing an issue that otherwise impedes most others from participating. While most platforms accept cryptocurrency as its sole means of accepting payment, the makeshift ATM does well to welcome both debit and credit card arrangements. For all those interested in purchasing NFTs without having first set up their own digital wallet, Neon’s creation could be the way to get more people in the game. Sitting smack dab in New York City’s bustling financial district, the vending machine contains boxes with special codes that can later be redeemed for specific NFT designs.
“Our goal is to support artists and creators by letting them sell digital art to everyone, and to help anyone who wants to become a collector. Giving people the choice to use vending machines and an easy online platform that decouples cryptocurrency from NFT participation means we can engage the widest possible audience” explains Jordan Birnholtz, Neon co-founder and CMO.
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