A steady stream of news releases about NFTs has been making the rounds lately; these include collaborations with NFTs as subjects, new collections being released, and more.
There is no sign of a halt in sight to NFTs, as they continue to gain popularity.
As a part of our weekly NFT news roundup, we will summarize the most important NFT news from this week.
Creative studio Orange Comet recently unveiled its latest NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection, The Walking Dead NFT Collection, which is already available for purchase on OpenSea.
Dedicated to the final season of one of the most successful TV franchises of all time, the drop focuses on the Walker Access Pass NFT.
Walker Access Pass NFTs come with one of ten custom 3D Walker models created by Dante F. and the team at Orange Comet.
A Walker Access Pass entitles holders to lifetime access to exclusive THE WALKING DEAD NFT drops. At least five exclusive drops are expected each year. Furthermore, the passes will allow holders early access to “The Walking Dead virtual universe”, which is expected to be released in 2022.
Johnson & Johnson filed trademark applications for NEUTROGENA and AVEENO as a first step towards entering the metaverse and exploring non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The trademark applications state that the company is planning to provide “virtual beauty, skin care, sun care, and cosmetics products.”
Furthermore, Johnson & Johnson will implement online retail services that will offer virtual goods and physical goods delivery, thereby bringing together virtual and real worlds.
John Richmond teamed up with cryptocurrency provider Shiba Inu in order to launch a NFT-based fashion collection later this year.
The NFT collection, dubbed “John Richmond x Shib”, will include 10,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs). They will be released in the second quarter of 2022.
The collaboration will also include a fashion show in Milan, Italy, and a clothing line available at boutiques worldwide.
Parler, the world’s premier free speech social media platform launched its new NFT marketplace, DeepRedSky.
The marketplace provides a user-friendly experience and connects enthusiasts and collectors with individuals and brands in politics, media, sports, and the arts.
DeepRedSky’s first showcase collection is the Official CryptoTRUMP Club featuring the one-of-a-kind personality of the 45th President of the United States.
There are 10,000 NFTs in this limited-edition collection, including 250 extremely rare NFTs.
Wingstop Inc., the American chain of aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings, filed a trademark application to enter the metaverse and issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The trademark application specifies that the company will provide “virtual goods,” namely “virtual food and drink.”
Wingstop plans to offer online retail services to allow users to buy, sell, and trade these virtual goods.
A virtual world featuring restaurants, food, and drink is among the company’s plans for the future.
HEIR, the NFT platform designed for athletes launched by basketball star Michael Jordan and his son Jeffrey Jordan, filed a trademark application for “6 RINGS” to enter the metaverse.
Based on the trademark application, the company aims to offer “virtual goods, namely, clothing, footwear, headwear, bags, sports bags, art, toys, collectibles authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs).”
Through this virtual clothing line, the company will provide “lifestyle and athletic wear, including t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, jackets and sockets.”
CryptoLeague, a Wynwood-based web3 technology company, has announced it has closed a pre-seed round that will enable the company to accomplish its mission – enabling web3 investors to become financially independent.
Among the participants in the $2.2 million round of funding are Gaingels, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Magic Fund, Side Door Ventures, Darling Ventures, Boutique Capital, Florida Funders, and a group of web3-focused super angels.
CryptoLeague will use the funds to further develop its product and build its global team.
American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish filed two trademark applications for her name and Blohsh logo expressing her plans to enter the metaverse.
Based on trademark applications, the celebrity will offer non-fungible tokens (NFTs), digital collectibles created with blockchain-based software technology, tokens, and virtual currency for use in video games and online virtual worlds.
- SandStorm Closes $2.5M Seed Round and Debuts First Platform to Connect Top Brands with Metaverse Builders
This week, Sandstorm announced the release of its live platform and NFT marketplace on Polygon and Ethereum, connecting the best builders of the metaverse with the world’s top brands.
The project will allow brands that are not yet present in the metaverse to search hundreds of verified builders to explore what is possible for their business and to establish a virtual footprint in Web3.
In addition, SandStorm closed its $2.5 million seed round from an all-star lineup of Web3 investors, including the Founder of Sandbox Sebastien Borget, Fenbushi Capital, Sanctor Capital, The Sandbox, and others.
American retail corporation CVS Pharmacy filed four trademark applications for CVS, CVS PHARMACY, CVS HEALTH, and the CVS heart logo, expressing its intention to enter the metaverse.
Based on the trademark applications, the company plans to offer virtual goods, including prescription drugs, health, beauty, and personal care products, as well as other general merchandise for use in virtual worlds.
Additionally, CVS Pharmacy plans to offer healthcare services in augmented reality and virtual reality. Services will include non-emergency medical treatments, wellness programs, advisory services relating to nutrition, personalized routines, and more.