Blockchain company Zilliqa has launched a Web3-focused console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, along with offering game titles from the company.

On Friday, initial images were released showing a range of ports including HDMI, ethernet and USB connections, though full hardware specs and unit price remain under guard. The controller itself looks similar to something out of the Xbox but has two green panels on top.

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

Beta testing of the “Game Center” blockchain begins in October, and consoles are expected to be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023. Zilliqa is a layer-one blockchain designed to create smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), and has 15 gaming projects. , according to its website.

In July, Web3 gaming startup Polium announced its similar console, Polium One, that supports gaming tokens (NFT) across eight blockchains, though Polium One is not set for release until Q3 2024. .

Funko and Warner Bros. collaboration On exclusive NFTs from Walmart
Pop culture brand Funko has partnered with entertainment company Warner Bros. To offer physical and NFT collectables exclusively through US retail giant Walmart.

Package includes a physical comic book cover and a Funko figurine of DC Comics The Brave and the Bold, known among fans for introducing the popular Justice League superhero team concept, along with a matching Funko Digital Pop! NFT.

Funko’s Brave and the Bold physical pack.
The collection is limited to 30,000 units and will debut during Walmart’s Collector Con in October, minted as an NFT on the WAX blockchain.

Funko has continued to expand the NFT analogue of Pop! bust line, which launched in August 2021 with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter stated that the company is creating NFTs to meet demand from younger collectors who value digital goods and assets.

The New England Patriots acquire Web3 partner Chain
Software company Web3 Chain has become the official blockchain and Web3 sponsor of the NFL’s New England Patriots, the New England Revolution professional football team, and both teams’ Gillette Stadium.

Related: NFTs ‘largest ramp’ for cryptocurrencies in Central and South Asia and Oceania: Report

Chain partnered in a multi-year deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, owner of the professional teams and stadium, to develop what it calls “state of the art Web3 experiences”, using Chain’s suite of products but has not done so. Provide accurate details of their plans.

However, Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal stated that the company aims to “build cutting-edge experiences for stadium visitors” as part of Chain’s product lineup that includes support for NFTs.

Christina Aguilera files for the NFT and Metaverse trademarks
Filings shared by trademark attorney Mike Kondodis show that singer Christina Aguilera has filed trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for several NFT, metaverse, and crypto-related products.

The filings reveal the star’s plans to create audio, video, and music files “authenticated by NFTs” along with “blockchain-based non-fungible assets” such as virtual avatars, clothing, beauty products, other virtual goods, and “crypto collectibles.”

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

More neat news:
NFT marketplace OpenSea announced Thursday the implementation of OpenRarity, a protocol that provides verifiable rare accounts for NFTs within its platform. The protocol uses a transparent mathematical approach to calculate rarity.

Unknown tech company Web3 is set to launch an NFT software product that will enable developers to test their NFT smart contracts on fully private testnets.

Updated with an explanation of when the beta test in Zilliqa Game Center will begin.

Source: CoinTelegraph