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

On Sept. 23, prototype photographs had been launched displaying 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 just like one thing from Xbox, however has two inexperienced panels on the highest.

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 obtainable 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 tasks in response to its website.

In July Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar 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

Popular culture model Funko has partnered with leisure firm Warner Bros. to supply bundled bodily and NFT collectables completely by American retail big Walmart.

The bundle features a bodily comedian e book cowl and Funko figurine for DC Comics “The Courageous and the Daring,” recognized amongst followers for introducing the idea of the favored “Justice League” superhero workforce, together with an identical Funko “Digital Pop!” NFT.

Funko’s “Courageous and the Daring” bodily bundle. Source.

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

Funko has continued to broaden 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 stated the company is creating NFTs to fulfill demand from youthful collectors who worth digital items and belongings.

New England Patriots get Web3 associate in Chain

Web3 software program firm Chain has turn out to be the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) workforce New England Patriots, skilled soccer workforce New England Revolution and each workforce’s residence floor, Gillette Stadium.

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Chain has partnered in a multi-year take care of Kraft Sports activities + Leisure, the proprietor of each skilled groups 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 nonetheless that the corporate is aiming to “construct innovative experiences for stadium guests” as a part of Chain’s product lineup consists of assist for NFTs.

Christina Aguilera recordsdata for NFT and Metaverse emblems

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

The filings reveal plans for the star to create audio, video and music recordsdata “authenticated by NFTs” together with “blockchain primarily based non-fungible belongings” reminiscent of digital avatars, clothes, magnificence merchandise, different digital merchandise and “crypto collectibles.”

A part of the applying additionally mentions Aguilera offering musical performances, concert events and video games “within the Metaverse and different digital environments.”

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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 method to calculating rarity.

Web3 tech agency anonymous is ready to launch an NFT software product that permits builders to check their NFT good contracts on totally non-public check nets.