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

Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a Web3-centric console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, along with the company’s game titles.

On September 23rd, prototype images were released showing a range of ports including HDMI, Ethernet and USB connections, although the unit’s full hardware specs and price are being kept under wraps. The console itself looks like something out of the Xbox, but it has two green panels on top.

Zilliqa has said that the console is geared towards ease of use and, similar to conventional game titles, will incentivize users to complete quests, quests and in-game tasks to mine their native ZIL token as a reward.

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 designed to build smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), has 15 game projects. according to their website.

In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console, “Polium One,” which supports non-fungible gaming tokens (NFTs) on eight blockchains, though Polium One is not scheduled for release until the third quarter of 2024.

Funko and Warner Bros. collaborate on Walmart-exclusive NFTs

Pop culture brand Funko has partnered with entertainment company Warner Bros. to offer bundled physical and NFT collectibles exclusively through US giant Walmart.

The bundle includes a physical comic book cover and a Funko figurine 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 Funko “Digital Pop !” NFT.

Funko’s “Brave and the Bold” physical pack. source

The collection is limited to 30,000 units and will debut during Walmart’s Collector Con in October, the NFTs will be minted on the WAX ​​blockchain.

Funko has continued to expand the NFT counterpart of its flagship “Pop!” figurine line that began in August 2021 with a collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter has stated that the company is creating NFT to meet the demand of younger collectors who value digital goods and assets.

The New England Patriots get a Web3 partner at Chain

Software company Web3 Chain has become the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the National Football League (NFL) team New England Patriots, the professional football team New England Revolution and the field of home of both teams, Gillette Stadium.

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Chain has partnered in a multi-year deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the owner of both professional teams and the stadium, to develop what it calls “next-generation Web3 experiences” through Chain’s suite of products, but he didn’t. provide accurate details about your plans.

Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal said, however, that the company aims to “build cutting-edge experiences for stadium visitors,” as part of Chain’s product line includes support for to NFT.

Christina Aguilera applies for the NFT and Metaverse trademarks

Archives shared by trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis showbiz singer Christina Aguilera has filed trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for various NFT, Metaverse and crypto-related products.

The filings reveal plans for the star to create “NFT-authenticated” audio, video and music files along with “non-fungible blockchain-based assets” such as virtual avatars, clothing, beauty products, other virtual merchandise and “collectibles cryptographic”.

Part of the application also mentions that Aguilera offers musical performances, concerts and games “in the Metaverse and other virtual environments.”

More nifty news:

NFT marketplace OpenSea announced the implementation of OpenRarity on September 22, a protocol that provides verifiable rarity calculations for NFTs within its platform. The protocol uses a transparent mathematical approach to calculate rarity.

Nameless Web3 technology company is set to release an NFT software product that will allow developers to test their NFT smart contracts on fully private testnets.