Neon, a Solana blockchain-based NFT marketplace and gallery, launched its NFT vending machine, according to Business Wire. Located in New York City’s Financial District, the vending machine is the first of its kind in the world, marking a new milestone for the growing NFT market.
Neon worked with creative and production studio Buoyancy and pop-up and experiential company We Make Pop to design and build the space. It’s now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the team is relying on foot traffic and word of mouth to gain traction.
Unlike most online NFT platforms that solely accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, the NFT vending machine accepts both debit and credit cards. The expansion into accepting fiat currency allows for greater participation in the NFT space from interested parties.
The vending machine contains boxes with special codes for the selected NFT, which can then be redeemed on Neon.
The 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 Neon can engage the widest possible audience.
Neon’s NFT vending machine is located at 29 John St. in New York, NY.