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Blockchain company Zilliqa is launching a web3-focused console with a cryptocurrency wallet and mining capabilities, along with game titles from the company.

On September 23, prototype images were released showing a range of ports including HDMI, Ethernet and USB connections, although full hardware specs and unit pricing remain withheld. The console itself looks like something out of Xbox, but has two green panels on top.

Zilliqa said the console is usability-oriented and similar to conventional game titles will challenge users to complete missions, quests, and in-game tasks to mine its native ZIL token as a reward.

Beta testing on the console begins in October, with units expected to be available for pre-order in Q1 2023. Zilliqa is a layer-1 blockchain designed to create smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps), it has 15 projects from game according to website.

In July, the Web3 games startup Polium announced its similar console“Polium One”, supporting eight non-fungible game tokens (NFT) block chainsalthough the Polium One isn’t slated for release until Q3 2024.

Funko and Warner Bros. collaborate on Walmart-exclusive NFTs

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

The bundle includes a physical comic book cover and a Funko figure for DC Comics “The Brave and the Bold”, known among fans for introducing the concept of the popular superhero team “Justice League”, as well as 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, NFTs will be minted on the WAX ​​blockchain.

Funko continued to develop the NFT counterpart to its flagship “Pop!” figure line that debuted in August 2021 with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection. Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter has said the company creates NFTs to meet the demand of young collectors who appreciate digital goods and assets.

New England Patriots Get Web3 Partner in Chain

Software company Web3 Chain has become the official blockchain and web3 sponsor of National Football League (NFL) team New England Patriots, professional football team New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium.

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Chain has 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 did not provide exact details of its plans.

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

Christina Aguilera Files NFT and Metaverse Trademark Applications

Deposits share By trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis, show 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 plans for the star to create “NFT-authenticated” audio, video and music files as well as “non-fungible blockchain-based assets” such as virtual avatars, clothing, beauty products, d other virtual goods and “crypto collectibles”.

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

More exciting news:

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

The unnamed Web3 technology company is about to launch a NFT software product which allows developers to test their NFT smart contracts on fully private testnets.