Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a Web3-focused console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining rig, along with game titles from the company.
On September 23rd, prototype images were released showing a number of ports, including HDMI, Ethernet and USB connections, although the unit’s full hardware specifications and price remain under wraps. The console itself looks like something from an Xbox, but has two green panels on top.
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Zilliqa has said that the console is focused on user-friendliness and similar to traditional game titles will encourage users to complete game missions, complete quests and tasks to win the native token ZIL as a reward.
Beta testing of the console will begin in October, with units expected to be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer-1 blockchain designed to create smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), it has 15 gaming projects according to its website .
In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console, the “Polium One,” which supports non-volatile game tokens (NFTs) across eight blockchains, although the Polium One isn’t ready for release until the third quarter of 2024.
Funko and Warner Bros. working together on Walmart exclusive NFTs
Pop culture brand Funko has partnered with entertainment company Warner Bros. to offer a bundle of physical and NFT collectibles exclusively through US retail giant Walmart.
The pack includes a physical comic book cover and Funko figure for DC Comics’ “The Brave and the Bold,” known among fans for introducing the concept of the popular “Justice League” superhero team, along with a matching Funko “Digital Pop! NFT.
The collection is limited to 30,000 units and will debut at Walmart’s Collector Con in October, NFTs will strike the WAX blockchain.
Funko has continued to expand the NFT counterpart of its flagship “Pop!” figurine line that launched in August 2021 with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter has stated that the company is creating NFTs to meet demand from younger collectors who value digital products and assets.
New England Patriots get Web3 partner in Chain
Web3 software company Chain has become the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the National Football League (NFL) team the New England Patriots, the professional soccer team New England Revolution and the home stadium of both teams, Gillette Stadium.
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Chain has entered into a multi-year deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the owner of both the professional teams and the stadium, to develop what it calls a “state-of-the-art Web3 experience” using Chain’s suite of products, but did not provide specifics about its plans. .
However, Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal said the company aims to “build a state-of-the-art experience for stadium visitors” as part of Chain’s product line includes support for NFTs.
Christina Aguilera files for NFT and Metaverse brands
Registrations shared by trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis Singer Christina Aguilera has filed trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for multiple NFT, Metaverse and crypto-related products.
The filings reveal plans for the star to create audio, video and music files “verified by NFTs” along with “blockchain-based immutable assets” such as virtual photos, clothing, cosmetics, other virtual goods and “crypto collectibles”.
Part of the program also mentions Aguilera offering music performances, concerts and games “in the Metaverse and other virtual environments.”
More cool news:
NFT marketplace OpenSea announced the implementation of OpenRarity on September 22nd, a protocol that provides provable rarity calculations for NFTs within its platform. The protocol uses a transparent mathematical approach to calculating rarities.
Web3 technology company Anonymous plans to launch an NFT software product that will allow developers to test their NFT smart contracts on fully private testnets.
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