CoinFlip, a fintech company powered by cryptocurrency, has opened a ‘crypto experience center’ (CEC) in Tampa, Florida for people to explore the world of cryptocurrency.
The company, which operates a network of cryptocurrency ATMs supporting the buying and selling of major cryptocurrencies with cash, has also opened a new engineering hub and second corporate office alongside the CEC in Tampa’s Sparkman Wharf.
Customers can book to receive support from ‘crypto guides’ to receive support for completing secure transactions at CoinFlip’s on-site bitcoin ATMs and over-the-counter trade desk.
Open seven days a week from 11:00am – 8:00pm ET, the CEC will also host free, scheduled events and workshops as well one-on-one appointments to provide an introduction to cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and show customers how to set up a wallet.
“Bringing to life this customer-facing experience is one of many groundbreaking moves on the horizon for CoinFlip” said Ben Weiss, CEO and co-founder of CoinFlip. “As the market continues to grow and use cases for cryptocurrency expand, the need for education and guidance is critical to the advancement of the industry and we look forward to driving that momentum.”
CoinFlip celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Tampa’s Mayor Jane Castor, who said: “Innovation has been a key pillar for our city and opportunities are endless for businesses that want to call Tampa home. We look forward to supporting CoinFlip and its educational initiatives for our community, further demonstrating Tampa’s status as a hub for technology.”
Let’s get phygital
CoinFlip has also partnered with imnotArt, a Chicago-based metaverse development company, to immerse guests in both a physical and digital (phygital) experience. A digital replica of the CEC has been built in the metaverse and can be explored via cell phone, tablet, or browser.
Visitors are also invited to view a curated NFT art gallery featuring the work of Tampa artists displayed on Meural digital frames from NETGEAR.
Rory Herriman, chief strategy and technology officer of CoinFlip, said: “We’re certain that tapping into Tampa’s top talent pool will help our team engineer the tech of the future as we enter the next growth stage of our company.
“In our first year in Tampa, we aim to create more than 40 new jobs that will spearhead the development of new technologies in the blockchain and web3 space. By positioning our Innovation team in the same city as our CEC, we are able to fulfill our mission of being a fully customer-centric technology company.”
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