There have been several NFT news stories published recently, including announcements of new partnerships and collections.
The popularity of NFTs seems to be on the rise.
Here are some of last week’s most relevant NFT news as part of our weekly NFT news roundup.
1. GameStop Officially Rolls Out its NFT Marketplace
GameStop has announced the debut of its NFT marketplace, which will allow gamers, creators, and collectors to buy, sell, and trade NFTs.
The NFT marketplace is powered by Loopring L2, an Ethereum Layer 2 zkRollup protocol designed for powering decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges.
2. Fossil Releases NFTs Inspired by Limited-edition STAPLE X FOSSIL Watches
Fossil, the American fashion designer and manufacturer founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis, has announced the release of a non-fungible token (NFT) series.
The animated NFTs, inspired by the limited-edition STAPLE X FOSSIL watches, feature the distinctive Staple pigeon as well as both partnering company logos, with a hint to the watches’ holographic dial and terrazzo silicone hues.
The original buyer that purchases each of the 291 STAPLE x FOSSIL NFTs will receive one of the three physical STAPLE x FOSSIL watches.
3. Netflix Launches Stranger Things NFT Posters With Candy Digital
Netflix has partnered with digital collectible company Candy Digital to create and release a series of Stranger Things NFTs.
The first NFT collection, Candy x Netflix Stranger Things “The Upside Down Series,” features 17 limited-edition posters of Stranger Things characters.
Of all the characters, Eleven has the most limited edition run with only 223 NFTs available, while the other characters have between 613 and 748 NFTs.
4. Snapchat to Develop New Feature to Let Users Showcase NFTs as Filters
The Financial Times has reported that Snapchat is developing a new feature that would allow users to transform their owned NFTs into AR Lenses, which could then be incorporated into their Snaps.
The approach would essentially allow users to show 3D versions of their NFTs and utilize them as a virtual face mask (a typical use case for PFP projects), a background item, an extra object in the frame, and so on.
5. Monoprix Starts Selling NFTs in Its Physical Stores
The French retail chain Monoprix, which sells food, fashion, beauty, and home products, has started selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in three of its Paris stores.
The NFTs sold by Moonprix are from the RudeKidz collection, which features 3D representations of rebellious youngsters dressed in pop style.
6. Cartoon Betty Boop Steps into Web3 With ‘Boop & Frens’ NFT Collection
Betty Boop, the animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, is about to enter Web3.
The‘Boop & Frens’ NFT collection pays tribute to the character who has long been a global symbol of independence, kindness, style, and universal acceptance.
There will be 8,888 NFTs included in this collection, which will feature Betty Boop dressed in digital fashion clothes, as seen in her classic cartoons, and designed by MYAMI Studio, known for designing virtual high fashion.
7. Kia Releases 30-Second Spot Featuring QR Code Viewers Scan to Claim NFTs
Kia has launched a new advertising campaign highlighting the individuality of the all-new 2023 Kia Soul, one of its most iconic models.
The 30-second spot features NFTs as talent and incorporates a unique QR code embedded into the video.
When viewers scan the code with a smartphone, they can simply get one of 10,100 Kia-themed NFTs, which will be effortlessly deposited and saved in their personal Sweet blockchain wallet.