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

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

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Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a Web3-centric console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, as well as the company’s gaming lineup.

On September 23rd, prototype images were released showing an array of ports including HDMI, Ethernet and USB, although full hardware details and unit price are still under wraps. The console itself looks similar to an Xbox, but with two green panels on the top.

Zilliqa has said that the console is geared towards user-friendliness and similar to traditional games will encourage users to complete in-game quests, missions and missions to mine its original token ZIL as a reward.

Beta testing for the console will begin in October, and units are expected to be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer 1 blockchain designed for the creation of smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps). It has 15 game projects. according to their website.

In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console, the “Polium One,” which supports gaming with non-fixable tokens (NFTs) on eight blockchains, although the Polium One won’t launch until the third quarter of 2024.

Funko and Warner Bros. are partnering with Walmart exclusive NFT devices

Pop culture brand Funko has teamed up with entertainment company Warner Bros to offer bundled physical and NFT collectibles exclusively through American retail giant Walmart.

The bundle includes a physical comic book cover and Funko figure for DC Comics “The Brave and the Bold,” known to fans for introducing the concept of the popular “Justice League” superhero team, and a matching Funko “Digital Pop!” NFT.

Funko’s “Brave and the Bold” physical package. Source.

Limited to 30,000 units, the collection will debut at Walmart’s Collector Con in October. NFTs are minted on the WAX ​​blockchain.

Funko has continued its flagship “Pop!” Expanding the NFT counterpart. character line that began in August 2021 with the 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.

The New England Patriots get a Web3 partner in the chain

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

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Chain has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with both professional teams and stadium owner Kraft Sports + Entertainment to develop what it calls high-end Web3 experiences using Chain’s suite of products, but is not detailing its plans.

However, Chain’s CEO Deepak Thapliyal stated that the company aims to “build a premium experience for stadium visitors” as part of Chain’s product portfolio includes support for NFTs.

Christina Aguilera is applying for the NFT and Metaverse trademarks

Filing divided trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis show singer Christina Aguilera has filed trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for several NFT, Metaverse and crypto products.

The filings reveal the star’s plans to create audio, video, and music files that are “authenticated with NFTs,” as well as “blockchain-based non-fungible commodities,” such as virtual avatars, clothing, beauty products, other virtual commodities, and “script collectibles.”

Part of the app also mentions Aguilera offering music performances, concerts and games “in the Metaverse and other virtual environments.”

More great news:

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

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