Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a Web3-focused console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, along with the company’s gaming titles.
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 similar to something from an Xbox, but with two green panels on top.
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Zilliqa said the console is focused on user-friendliness, and like regular game titles, it will incentivize users to complete in-game missions, quests, and tasks to mine their native ZIL token as rewards.
Beta testing on the console begins in October, with units expected to be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer 1 blockchain dedicated to building smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), has 15 game projects according to its Website.
In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console“Polium One”, supporting gaming non-fungible tokens (NFTs) across eight blockchainsalthough Polium One is not ready for release until Q3 2024.
Funko and Warner Bros. are collaborating on exclusive NFTs for Walmart
Pop culture brand Funko has teamed up with entertainment company Warner Bros. to offer bundled physical and NFT collectibles exclusively through US retail giant Walmart.
The bundle 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 superhero team “Justice League”, along with a matching Funko “Digital Pop!”. NFT.
The collection is limited to 30,000 pieces and will debut during Walmart’s Collector Con in October, the NFTs will be minted on the WAX blockchain.
Funko continues to expand the NFT counterpart to its flagship “Pop!” figure line, which began in August 2021 with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter does stated that the company is creating NFTs to meet the demand of younger collectors who appreciate digital goods and possessions.
The New England Patriots have acquired a Web3 chain partner
Web3 software company Chain has become the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the New England Patriots National Football League (NFL), the New England Revolution professional soccer team, and the home field of both teams, Gillette Stadium.
The chain has entered into a multi-year deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, owner of both the professional teams and the stadium, to develop what calls “state-of-the-art Web3 experiences” using the Chain suite of products, but did not give exact details about its plans.
However, Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal said the company’s goal is to “create superior stadium-goer experiences” as part of Chain’s product line is support for NFTs.
Christina Aguilera registers NFT and Metaverse trademarks
Sawdust shared by trademark creator Mike Kondoudis Singer Christina Aguilera has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for multiple NFT, Metaverse and cryptocurrency products.
The records reveal the star’s plans to create “NFT-verified” audio, video and music files, along with “unfungible blockchain-based assets” such as virtual avatars, clothing, beauty products, other virtual goods and “crypto collectibles”.
A section of the app also mentions Aguilera providing music performances, concerts and games “in the Metaverse and other virtual environments.”
Other interesting news:
NFT marketplace OpenSea has announced an OpenRarity implementation on September 22nd, a protocol that provides verifiable rarity calculations for NFTs within its platform. The protocol uses a transparent mathematical approach to calculate rarity.
Web3 tech company nameless is about to launch NFT software product this allows developers to test their NFT smart contracts on fully private testnets.