World’s first blockchain monument, a bitcoin roundabout, was unveiled on 13th of March 2018 in the Slovenian city of Kranj. Slovenia has been a hotspot of cryptocurrency related activities for years.
Local companies 3fs and Bitstamp have donated the resources needed for its construction. The city of Kranj is responsible for the upkeep of the monument.
While 3fs is a Slovenia based tech design company, Bistamp is one of the most popular cryptocurrency platforms in the world. The foundation of Bitstamp exchange was laid in Slovenia only, back in 2011. Bitstamp later moved its registration to the UK in 2013 first and then to Luxembourg in 2016.
The Slovenians seem to remain strong votaries of cryptocurrency. In a press release, it was said that “The placement of the monument on the roundabout connecting Oldhamska and Gregorčičeva street will symbolize decentralized connections”.