On Thursday, Solana Labs launched a new office in New York. The May 11 report came months after the prominent Solana bricks-and-mortar company ceased operating in New York and Miami due to the prolonged crypto winter.
In their announcement, the Solana Labs team disclosed that the new office occupies 25000 square feet. The Solana physical store in Lower Manhattan will consist of 4-story offices for the community.
They argued that the office would have sufficient space to accommodate developers working on Solana’s current projects. Also, employees designated for various Solana events will work at the new office.
Solana Labs Opens New Office in New York
According to a report from Solana Labs spokesperson, the company will provide further details on rent and other amenities. In his statement, the spokesperson withheld information concerning the budget for the new office.
He stated that the Solana team did not acquire the new space but entered into a leasing agreement with the owner of the New York property. The spokesperson emailed that Solana Lab will become the new tenant of 141 E Houston St.
According to the leasing agreement, the blockchain tech company will own the property for ten years. After obtaining the regulatory approval, the Solana Labs team will work for free under a 6-9. 75% space.
Responding to the Solana Labs announcement, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) boss Andrew Kimball praised the Solana Labs move. He stated that New York City has all the necessary facilities to become a burgeoning centre for Web3.
Kimball outlined the numerous arts, innovation, culture, creative talents and technological infrastructures in New York. He lauded the Solana efforts to establish a “flag” in the region.
Additionally, Kimball referred to New York as a town for creating groundbreaking blockchain technologies.
Roles of Solana New Office
In support of Kimball’s observation, the co-founder of Solana Labs, Raj Gokal, confirmed that the company’s latest development aims to support investors at the early growth stage to create their projects.
He stated that the company adopted a doubling-down approach to provide ambitious entrepreneurs in the region with endless benefits and a platform to collaborate with others. It was reported that the blockchain network’s unique features had attracted many developers in the non-fungible token (NFTs) and the decentralized finance platform (DeFi).
Also, creators of Android smartphones have adopted the outstanding features of the blockchain network. After analyzing the performance of the blockchain ecosystem, experts witnessed that the collapse of FTX adversely affected the adoption of the innovative immutable ledger.
They confessed that the fallout of FTX compelled many investors to auction their SOL holdings.As of this writing, the Solana native token SOL market capitalization dipped by 1.76 % to reach $7,971,109,188.
Correspondingly, SOL was trading at $20.17, a 1.75% drop in the last 24 hours. The trading volume was at $389,088,921a 19.63% decline in a day.