Zilliqa teases Web3 gaming console, Funko teams up with Warner Bros. and extra…

Blockchain firm Zilliqa is launching a Web3 targeted console with a cryptocurrency pockets and mining capabilities, alongside with that includes gaming titles from the corporate.

On Sept. 23, prototype photos have been launched exhibiting an array of ports together with HDMI, Ethernet and USB connections, though full {hardware} specs and the worth of the unit stay guarded. The console itself seems to be just like one thing from Xbox, however has two inexperienced panels on the highest.

The #Zilliqa gaming console appears to be taking a web page kind the OG Xbox playbook by placing letter into the {hardware} design.$ZIL #web3 #playtoearn pic.twitter.com/mln1kiUrwD

— ChaseRaz (@ChaseRaz) September 22, 2022

Zilliqa has mentioned the console is geared towards user-friendliness and just like typical gaming titles will incentivize customers to finish gaming missions, quests and duties to mine its native token ZIL as a reward.

Beta testing on the console begins in October, with models anticipated to be accessible for pre-order within the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer-1 blockchain designed for creating good contracts and decentralized functions (DApps), it has 15 gaming initiatives in keeping with its web site.

In July Web3 gaming startup Polium introduced its related console, “Polium One”, supporting gaming non-fungible tokens (NFT) throughout eight blockchains, though the Polium One isn’t set for launch till Q3 2024.

Funko and Warner Bros. collab on Walmart unique NFTs

Pop tradition model Funko has partnered with leisure firm Warner Bros. to supply bundled bodily and NFT collectables solely via American retail big Walmart.

The bundle features a bodily comedian guide cowl and Funko figurine for DC Comics “The Brave and the Bold,” identified amongst followers for introducing the idea of the favored “Justice League” superhero crew, alongside with an identical Funko “Digital Pop!” NFT.

Funko’s “Brave and the Bold” bodily bundle. Source.

The assortment is restricted to 30,000 models and will debut throughout Walmart’s Collector Con in October, the NFTs will mint on the WAX blockchain.

Funko has continued to increase the NFT counterpart of its flagship “Pop!” figurine line which began in Aug. 2021 with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles assortment. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter has said the corporate is creating NFTs to satisfy demand from youthful collectors who worth digital items and property.

New England Patriots get Web3 companion in Chain

Web3 software program firm Chain has change into the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the National Football League (NFL) crew New England Patriots, skilled soccer crew New England Revolution and each crew’s dwelling floor, Gillette Stadium.

Related: NFTs ‘biggest on-ramp’ to crypto in Central, Southern Asia and Oceania: Report

Chain has partnered in a multi-year deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the proprietor of each skilled teams and the stadium, to develop what it calls “state-of-the-art Web3 experiences” utilizing Chain’s product suite, however didn’t present actual particulars on its plans.

Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal did state nevertheless that the corporate is aiming to “build cutting edge experiences for stadium visitors” as a part of Chain’s product lineup consists of help for NFTs.

Christina Aguilera information for NFT and Metaverse emblems

Filings shared by trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis present singer Christina Aguilera has filed trademark functions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a number of NFT, Metaverse and crypto associated merchandise.

The filings reveal plans for the star to create audio, video and music information “authenticated by NFTs” alongside with “blockchain based non-fungible assets” equivalent to digital avatars, clothes, magnificence merchandise, different digital merchandise and “crypto collectibles.”

Part of the applying additionally mentions Aguilera offering musical performances, live shows and video games “in the Metaverse and other virtual environments.”

More Nifty News:

NFT market OpenSea introduced the implementation of OpenRarity on Sept. 22, a protocol that gives verifiable rarity calculations for NFTs inside its platform. The protocol makes use of a clear mathematical strategy to calculating rarity.

Web3 tech agency anonymous is about to launch an NFT software program product that permits builders to check their NFT good contracts on absolutely personal take a look at nets.

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