The First NFT Vending Machine in NYC

Solana-based NFT marketplace Neon soft-launched the first NFT vending machine (located at 29 John St in Manhattan) back in December. Now, the vending machine is open 24 hours a day and allows collectors to buy Solana NFTs with a credit card.

After you make your purchase, you open the pack, scan the enclosed QR code, then claim the NFT online. It’s pretty simple. No, you don’t know the specific NFT you’re purchasing – you’re choosing to purchase an NFT from a collection – but I guess that’s just a detail. “I’m going to get a candy bar from the vending machine, does anyone want anything?” “Yeah, pick me up an NFT.”

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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