What’s New in NFTs — 23rd August

Written by
Rahul Kaushik
Published on
August 23, 2022
Read time
4 min read
Category
NFT

Your Weekly Dose of all things NFT

Headlines

  • Manchester City joins Forces with ROBLOX to Debut new Metaverse Kit
  • Gordon Ramsay to Bring Hell’s Kitchen Experience to the Metaverse Through Sandbox
  • KFC to Debut in the Crypto Space Through the Launch of KFC buckETH NFT
  • Oscar-winning Actor — Anthony Hopkins to launch an NFT collection and Spread his Wings in the Metaverse
  • Fractional — An NFT Startup Raises $20M to Expand Collective NFT Ownership

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Manchester City joins Forces with ROBLOX to Debut new Metaverse Kit

Image: Man City — Twitter

Manchester City, the English Premier League (EPL) champions, recently revealed their new third alternative kit for the 2022–23 season in the metaverse on the gaming platform Roblox’s Land of Games. It’s the club’s first-ever metaverse kit launch. Roblox is a website that allows users to create and share their own games.

The jersey has a neon yellow backdrop, more accurately known as “fizzy light,” with three dark, broad stripes, officially called “Paris Night” by the kit’s manufacturer, Puma. Laura Coombs, Kalvin Philips, and Ruben Dias were the three men’s and women’s club stars to wear the kit in public.

Man City’s Metaverse event featured a reskinned Roblox lobby to represent their home stadium, Etihad Stadium. It also allowed users to experiment with the home and away kits.

Gordon Ramsay to Bring Hell’s Kitchen Experience to the Metaverse Through Sandbox

Gordon Ramsay, the world-renowned, foul-mouthed celebrity, will bring the hit reality cooking show — Hell’s Kitchen experience into the virtual world of The Sandbox.

The Sandbox will take its trademark world-building into the kitchen in an exciting collaboration with ITV Studios, ushering in the first fully-fledged cooking experience into its burgeoning metaverse. Fans of the popular show will be able to recreate their favorite scenes in the virtual world.

The incredible new venue will be featured in ITV’s LAND in The Sandbox and will include features and interactive elements designed with Ramsey’s input. As a result, gamers can create dishes, collect recipes, and compete in gastronomy-based challenges within its culinary confines.

KFC to Debut in the Crypto Space Through the Launch of KFC buckETH NFT

KFC India is entering the Web3 space by launching its own NFT collection, KFC buckETH. KFC partnered with Mumbai-based digital marketing firm, Blink Digital to mint KFC buckETH on the Ethereum blockchain and host it on opensea. They minted the artwork to celebrate KFC India’s milestone of reaching 600 restaurants across 150 cities in the country.

The NFT collection provides an opportunity for KFC Fans to connect with the brand in a unique way. The NFT will be up for grabs in a social media contest. The winner will also get a year’s supply of KFC.

Oscar-winning Actor — Anthony Hopkins to launch an NFT collection and Spread his Wings in the Metaverse

Image: Orange Comet

The Oscar-winning actor and artist, Sir Anthony Hopkins, has partnered with Web3 media company Orange Comet, to create and launch his first NFT series, dubbed the Eternal collection.

The project titled Eternal Collection will include three drops centered around a set of 10 different character archetypes Hopkins has portrayed in his film career. NFT will be released in three phases - Iconic category, Legendary and Distinguished category. All of them have varying utility.

Hopkins will donate the proceeds from his collection to a charity of his choosing. The NFT collection will release on Opensea with a tentative release date of 16th September.

Fractional — An NFT Startup Raises $20M to Expand Collective NFT Ownership

Image: Shutterstock

Fractional, a protocol that allows collective ownership of NFTs, is rebranding itself as Tessera and has raised a $20 million Series A funding round.

Crypto giant Paradigm led the funding round. Other investors in the funding round included Focus Labs, Uniswap Labs Ventures, eGirl Capital and Yunt Capital.

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Rahul Kaushik

Rahul is a former software engineer who is now a writer. After working as a full-stack developer early in his career, he realized that coding was not his forte and began writing blogs, poetry, and articles for sports magazines. He is always torn between Football and Bitcoin as his first love. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books on economics, startups, and business, as well as educating people on personal finance, cryptocurrency, and Web 3.0 on Instagram.

Akash Agarwal

Akash is a UG student from IIT Kharagpur. He is enthusiastic about the Crypto/Blockchain space and is always curious and open to any Web3 discussion.

Rahul Kaushik

Rahul is a former software engineer who is now a writer. After working as a full-stack developer early in his career, he realized that coding was not his forte and began writing blogs, poetry, and articles for sports magazines. He is always torn between Football and Bitcoin as his first love. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books on economics, startups, and business, as well as educating people on personal finance, cryptocurrency, and Web 3.0 on Instagram.

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