Crypto World, the first brick and mortar crypto store had its grand opening on August 24, in St. Charles, Missouri (near St. Louis). And Bitcoin Ben and I were there to see it in all of its glory!
At Crypto World, “we are focused on educating the public and being a resource as a marketplace for everything crypto.”
Owner Jeff Wade says this is a favorite quote: “A rising tide lifts all ships.”
This quote (made famous in a speech by John F. Kennedy) essentially means that an improved economy will benefit all participants and that economic policy, particularly government economic policy, should therefore focus on broad economic efforts.4
Wade also said that this store is really more about education. People just don’t understand what bitcoin is, why it’s skyrocketing, etc. He said he and his team really want to share their cryptocurrency and blockchain knowledge with others and sell some cool crypto merchandise.
Here are some of the items and services available at this Crypto World store:
- Onsite Classes
- 3D Printing
- Bitcoin ATM
- Online Classes
- Crypto Apparel
- Cold Wallets
- NFT Services
- Crypto Support
- Over the Counter
Crypto World will offer onsite classes starting on September 6, on a variety of topics:
- Crypto Basics
- Crypto & Blockchain
- Crypto for Kids
- How to Open Coinbase
- How to Use Cold Wallets
- How to Mine Crypto
Why is this store opening significant? Because it’s indicative of where we’re at with adoption—and putting it in suburbia not only makes it a convenient location to visit – for merch or education – but gives crypto visibility to a population that likely has money to invest.
All kinds of people showed up for the grand opening event. Bitcoin Ben live streamed for most of the day and interviewed various Crypto World attendees, including:
- Dino, a local crypto investor
- Joe “Capo” Kent, 3x Grammy nominated producer (@TherealCapo)
- Jeff Wade, Owner of Crypto World (@jwade79)
- Tony Columbo, St. Louis area talk show host (@tonycolumbotalk)
- Andy Limbaugh, St. Louis area businessman and Rush Limbaugh’s cousin (@ConservativVoice)
- Tone Vays, Finance analyst and influencer (@ToneVays)
- Michael Carter, Cryptocurrency educator and influencer (@BitsBeTrippin)
Visitor Dan Martin, a cryptocurrency enthusiast and investor, said he drove about 3 hours to visit the store, meet Tone Vays and meet other people in the crypto space that’s he’s been in since 2014.
Crypto World co-owner Jonas Buxton said that they have already had a ton of interest from the community and is excited to start teaching classes next month – for newbies to the advanced crypto investor. He said the crypto community has been very welcoming and friendly.
Wade indicated that he’s already had people inquire about franchise opportunities. And while he’s excited about the prospect of that, he’s eager to get this first location up and going before any next steps.
“The support [local and from crypto community] has been fantastic. This [cryptocurrency] will benefit all people. We want them to be educated and make wise decisions,” said Wade.
While it seems that America is behind on cryptocurrency adoption, crypto adoption overall is soaring! Reports are saying that bitcoin adoption surged 880% in the past year.
Crypto World will likely play an important role in crypto adoption in its surrounding area. If you’re in the St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri area, stop by and see the great folks at Crypto World.
Crypto World | 2788 Muegge Rd. | St. Charles, MO 63303
This article was published on August 25, 2021, on Bitcoin Ben’s website (http://bitcoinben.io).
Kelly Wisness-Semchee has spent 20+ years in marketing and communications for various companies, including 13 years in healthcare specifically. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and an MBA. Kelly has been married to “Bitcoin Ben” for nearly 12 years. They reside with their fur babies “Litecoin” Little and Lacie and daughter Alexa in the St. Louis area. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwisness/.
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