It seems like every day there are more and more NFT-related news releases; these include collaborations involving NFTs, new NFT collections, and companies filing trademark applications to enter the metaverse.
Adoption of NFTs does not seem to be slowing down, and it is predicted to continue increasing.
Here are our top ten NFT news stories from this week, as part of our weekly NFT news roundup.
Jewelry and wristwatch retailer Jacob & Co. announced the release of a new NFT and physical watch collection.
Dubbed Astronomia Metaverso, the NFT collection was designed in collaboration with UNXD, an NFT marketplace for luxury and culture, where the NFTs will go on sale.
The NFTs in the collection are all named after planets in the solar system (except for Pluto). So far, three versions have been revealed; Venus, Mars, and Saturn.
American ice cream parlor chain Cold Stone Creamery has filed a trademark application expressing its intention to enter the metaverse.
According to the trademark application, the company aims to provide virtual goods, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, and more, for use in online virtual worlds.
Plans also call for the development of retail store services featuring virtual goods and entertainment services, such as virtual restaurants and catering services for use in virtual environments.
Berlin-based startup FUEL has raised $1.5 million in a funding round to further develop its platform, which will make it possible for creators to build their own custom NFT shops requiring no technical knowledge.
The platform will enable creators to launch, manage, grow and sell NFTs using a broad range of tools that are seamlessly integrated into the FUEL platform and do not require any coding expertise.
DC Comics announced the Bat Cowl NFT collection.
The Bat Cowl Collection, created in collaboration with DC, Palm NFT Studio, and Daz3D, contains 200,000 NFTs, representing 100 unique traits and +2BN combinations.
Featuring unique traits and identities, NFTs in the Bat Cowl Collection reflect the variety of Batman stories.
KFC has filed trademark applications to enter the metaverse and embrace non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
As described in the applications, the company aims to provide virtual goods, like food and drinks, as well as NFTs.
Additionally, the company plans to provide online retail services featuring NFTs, virtual restaurants, and food and drink items available in virtual spaces.
Visa has officially announced its Visa Creator Program, an initiative that helps digital-first artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers speed up their small businesses through non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Specifically, the program focuses on supporting creators in five key areas: technical and product mentorship; community building; access to thought leaders; exposure to Visa’s clients and partners; stipend.
Nifty Gateway, the premier marketplace for NFTs, announced its partnership with Samsung to create the first-ever smart TV NFT platform for discovering, buying, and trading digital collectibles.
Nifty Gateway is now integrated with Samsung’s NFT platform in their 2022 premium TV product lines such as QLED and Neo QLED TV. It will also provide its own app for The Frame and MICRO LED.
Taco Bell, the American-based chain of fast-food restaurants, has filed trademark applications for its name and logo for entering the metaverse and embracing non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
According to the trademark applications, the company aims to provide virtual goods, including virtual food and drinks, authenticated by NFTs.
Also, the company’s plans mention the provision of virtual restaurants, featuring home delivery in the real world, where users can earn reward points and virtual currency which may be used to purchase food and beverages in the real and virtual worlds.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a premier and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, introduced its “4.20 for All” NFT collection today.
Each NFT features a distinct hand clutching a cannabis product. The campaign promotes the broad community and culture of cannabis, which encompasses all sorts of users and products.
- Hooters Is Set to Enter the Metaverse with Virtual Restaurants Featuring Virtual Foods and Real Home Delivery
Hooters has filed a trademark application expressing clearly its intention to enter the metaverse.
According to the application, the company aims to provide virtual food and beverage and also a virtual restaurant. Hooters’ metaverse restaurant will offer actual and virtual food, as well as real home delivery services.