Warner’s The Flash goes Web3, no applause…
Warner Bros’ nonfungible token (NFT) unit has launched a new Web3 experience for the recently released DC Comics superhero film, The Flash, which is reportedly… flopped at the box office.
According to for the announcement from Warner Bros. Digital Collectibles, The Flash Web3 Movie Experience will launch on July 18 and includes NFT collections, augmented reality experiences, access to behind-the-scenes content, and entire movies in 4K ultra HD, to name a few.
Flash Web experience3. Source: Warner Bros Digital Collections.
The project will be hosted on the Eluvio blockchain, which Warner Bros. has been using. in the past for similar Superman and The Lord of the Rings Web3 experiences.
The experience is packaged as part of two different mystery bag editions, Mystery and Premium.
The Mystery Edition will cost $35 and the Premium edition will cost $100, with the latter containing even more perks and a seemingly better chance to earn NFTs.
On Twitter, the community reaction was less enthusiastic.
It’s official, The Flash is the first new release film to hit the blockchain! pic.twitter.com/sScukkA6Fw
— Warner Bros Digital Collections (@WarnerBrosNFT) July 14, 2023
The top comment from user Satvik Sethi had 1,649 likes at the time of writing and simply stated: “Pay your writers, and stop monetizing Web3.”
Another user sarcastically wrote: “Wow, Flash has traveled back to 2021,” referring to that year’s manic NFT bull market, while Twitter user Simon suggested that Warner Bros. need to “fire” whoever is running their Web3 department.
Sharp commentary in response to The Flash Web3 experience. Source: Twitter
Yuga Labs is focusing on the Otherside metaverse amid BAYC’s decline
With the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT base price dropping in 2023, Yuga Labs CEO Daniel Alegre has emphasized that the company is working hard to build its metaverse project Otherside.
Speaking at Tech Fortune’s Brainstorm conference on July 13th, Alegre kept his cards close to his chest but outlined that Yuga’s plans for Otherside were “bold” and, as such, would “take time” to come to fruition.
BAYC NFT base price. Source: NFT Price Limit.
So far, Otherside has only been available for a few early access rides for the BAYC community, and it remains to be seen when the project will officially launch.
Providing a bit more information, Alegre says that Otherside will “bring the community together” and “bring us new and innovative Web3-based experiences that start with gaming”.
“As an NFT holder, you will be able to participate in drawing what we are building, which is this Otherside metaverse,” he said.
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Roi raised $3.6 million to build an app that compiles crypto alongside NFT holdings
On July 13, investment app startup Roi announced $3.6 million funding round to develop its portfolio manager application.
The funding round was led by Spark Capital and included participation from NBA and venture capital firm Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant, 35 Ventures, and Google’s Gradient Ventures, to name a few.
The Roi app allows users to track their stock, crypto and NFT holdings all in one place, as it can collate balances from any number of crypto/Web3 wallets to give users a clear picture of their net worth.
It also allows users to trade across the list of supported crypto brokers and wallets.
Roi app mobile interface. Source: Apple Store
The startup plans to use the capital to help increase its headcount from five current team members, expand product offerings, and hire legal and security experts.
Amazing Century comes to The Sandbox
The hugely popular Turkish TV series Magnificent Century has partnered with The Sandbox to bring its intellectual property (IP) to the metaverse.
According to July 14 article from Variety, the partnership was announced via a global launch event in Paris earlier this week.
Turkish Hit Series ‘Magnificent Century’ To Launch on The Sandbox Metaverse https://t.co/wAwSFiID0l
— Variation (@Variation) July 14, 2023
As part of the partnership, The Sandbox users will be able to get 3D avatars depicting Magnificent Century characters in late 2023.
The TV series reportedly has over 500 million viewers globally, and it marks the second major TV show IP to hit The Sandbox following The Walking Dead in 2021.
“We are excited to welcome a globally acclaimed Turkish series such as ‘Magnificent Century’ to The Sandbox and further strengthen our growing presence in this important region,” said Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of The Sandbox Sebastien Borget at the event.
More Nifty News
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