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Two Highlights From Solana Breakpoint 2022

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Note: The original post on Medium can be seen here

The day after Solana Breakpoint 2022 the FTX disaster happened. Which kind of clouded all of the incredible things that actually happened at the event in Lisbon, Portugal.

Our Lego Special Edition NFT at Solana Spaces

Here were our two biggest highlights:

  1. Solana Spaces announcement of a global franchise — SpacesDao!
  2. Decaf launched an on-ramp, and the Decaf Wallet.

SpacesDao announcement!

https://medium.com/media/b02c326e4153405278e96599d5e66233/href

In the first year Solana Spaces is expected to have:
- 200k visitors
- $500k in USDC sales (Solana Pay on the Decaf Point of Sales)
- Gifted 250k NFTs (Via our Decaf PoS backend)

These stats really show the power of Decaf’s on-chain Point of Sales (PoS) for retail.

Following the stats and data was the exciting announcement of Spaces DAO — to expand Solana Spaces retail stores around the globe!

The PoS will be powered by Decaf, and will be delivering payments and NFT loyalty rewards all on-chain! We also announced that in 2023 will be launching a Solana Spaces franchise in Mexico City where we will be opening a physical location that will be focused on selling items with Decaf PoS but also on remittances, without a middleman!

Despite the chaos with the centralized exchanges like FTX. Actual blockchain technology and innovation have never been stronger and is forging ahead faster than ever before!

Solana Spaces set up a pop-up store in Lisbon, Portugal — and it was selling A LOT of merchandise over the three days of the event.

Decaf ☕ on Twitter: "Full house at @solanaspaces - get your merch soon! pic.twitter.com/MBySW7olkQ / Twitter"

Full house at @solanaspaces - get your merch soon! pic.twitter.com/MBySW7olkQ

At the Solana Spaces pop-up, we launched our new products…

Launch of the Decaf Wallet and on-ramp

We launched our Decaf Wallet — made for everyday people and real-life utility (you can read about it here). We also launched our on-ramp.

Here is a video of the Community Manager at Circle (the company that created stablecoin, USDC) showing off the full customer flow of getting USDC on the Decaf Wallet, and buying a Solana Spaces shirt.

Sam on Twitter: "Are people really building on @circle and using $USDC?? I decided to share my unofficial behind the scenes hunt to see how our community is using our services!Watch as I connected with Rick, co-founder of @Decaf_so at #SolanaBreakpoint to see what they're up to 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/Bfxdv4kTj8 / Twitter"

Are people really building on @circle and using $USDC?? I decided to share my unofficial behind the scenes hunt to see how our community is using our services!Watch as I connected with Rick, co-founder of @Decaf_so at #SolanaBreakpoint to see what they're up to 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/Bfxdv4kTj8

We used our DecafLink and NFT technology to create an NFT/stablecoin Starter Pack (on-ramp). We had over 100 people buy our Starter Packs and most said it was the easiest and best on-ramp experience ever, and it allowed people to buy things straight away with USDC at Solana Spaces. No matter if they knew about crypto or not, it was as easy as clicking a link.

Here is a customer review of our on-ramp.

undevy.key (🔑,🎨) on Twitter: "What a clever idea for an on-ramp by @Decaf_so!There are $20, $50, and $100 packs that contain USDC and NFTs with early user properties. But my favorites are paying with Apple Pay and no KYC! pic.twitter.com/5L6AxQ3VUi / Twitter"

What a clever idea for an on-ramp by @Decaf_so!There are $20, $50, and $100 packs that contain USDC and NFTs with early user properties. But my favorites are paying with Apple Pay and no KYC! pic.twitter.com/5L6AxQ3VUi

Here is a video of the Starter Pack customer flow.

Decaf ☕ on Twitter: "You can still access our limited edition starter packs x @MonkeDAO here: https://t.co/HEBsxfkQFq and receive free $USDC as a reward when you do! https://t.co/e30pNCkJLA pic.twitter.com/rEKGj7Ul5b / Twitter"

You can still access our limited edition starter packs x @MonkeDAO here: https://t.co/HEBsxfkQFq and receive free $USDC as a reward when you do! https://t.co/e30pNCkJLA pic.twitter.com/rEKGj7Ul5b

This on-ramp made it accessible for anyone to access the world of on-chain payments in retail!

Melody Serra on Twitter: "Go check out the @solanaspaces pop up in Convento do Beato and see the magic that is @Decaf_so! A seamless and lovely purchase experience! 💜 @SolanaConf / Twitter"

Go check out the @solanaspaces pop up in Convento do Beato and see the magic that is @Decaf_so! A seamless and lovely purchase experience! 💜 @SolanaConf

Closing thoughts about the event

It was encouraging to see Solana have more builders than ever at Breakpoint despite the crypto winter— this is one thing that Solana and the community exceed at. Apparently, 80% of attendees were software engineers.

However, what we were most excited to hear about was Solana’s new internal focus on:
- stablecoins
- real-world utility
- financial institution partnerships
- trust
- good user experience.

Now, given the FTX and crypto market crash, things like real-world utility, trust, and on-chain products are more important than ever.