Enter the afterlife in style, Solana NFT game demo hits Epic store and more

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The corporate behind the Spartan Race has launched a nonfungible token (NFT) assortment which can immortalize the names of the preliminary holders in stone, with plans to construct a 35-foot (10.5 meters) statue in Historical Sparta encircled with 15,000 name-engraved stones.

Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena plans to bury his ashes beneath his stone on the web site dubbed the Spartan 300 Memorial, which can pay homage to the traditional Battle of Thermopylae by which 300 Spartans have been mentioned to have fought and have been killed.

Of the 15,000 NFTs, 300 might be “Tremendous Uncommon,” with holders of that NFT sort given the choice of spreading their ashes over the memorial after their dying, which may see it develop into one of many first NFTcollections to grant somebody a last resting place.

House owners can promote their NFT on markets resembling OpenSea, but it surely’s unclear if this burial perk is transferred to the brand new proprietor.

The passes promote for $3,000 and likewise allow holders as much as 9 years of limitless entry to all Spartan model occasions, together with its 70-hour lengthy Demise Race and its Powerful Mudder impediment race, in addition to with unique merch drops.

NFT holders will even be granted entry to an unique yearly occasion by which they’ll prepare with professional athletes together with testing the health manufacturers’ merchandise and obstacles.

Star Atlas launches demo on Epic Video games retailer

Solana-based NFT recreation Star Atlas launched its first playable pre-alpha on Sept. 29 by way of the Epic Video games retailer for house owners of its NFTs, permitting them to view in-game automobiles they’ve bought inside the video games’ surroundings.

Star Atlas is an open-world house exploration technique recreation set within the 12 months 2620 by which gamers can purchase and promote NFTs consultant of automobiles resembling spaceships, gamers additionally mine for assets to promote on the in-game market and be a part of political factions.

The Showroom pre-alpha demo is powered by the Unreal Engine 5, a 3D creation device launched in April by Epic Video games, and is utilized in its flagship recreation Fortnite.

The Star Atlas builders have additionally launched an open supply device, The Basis Software program Improvement Equipment (F-KIT), which permits Unreal Engine 5 builders to extra simply combine their titles into the Solana blockchain.

Construct-A-Bear enters Web3

Stuffed animal retailer Construct-A-Bear Workshop is getting into Web3, partnering with NFT market Candy to launch its first NFT assortment in celebration of its twenty fifth 12 months in enterprise.

The NFTs might be minted on the Polygon blockchain and can start with the October public sale of a bodily and digital bundle which features a distinctive bodily teddy bear studded with Swarovski crystals together with its NFT counterpart.

A second November public sale will provide 5 silver teddy bear NFTs additionally accompanied by matching bodily counterparts earlier than a December launch of 5,000 NFTs are made obtainable for public mint.

CryptoPunk sells for 3,300 ETH

A uncommon CryptoPunk has offered on NFT market OpenSea for 3,300 Ether (ETH), value over $4.4 million, to an nameless purchaser on Sept. 28 marking the fourth-highest sale by way of ETH spent, in line with information from DappRadar.

Associated: NFT buying and selling quantity plunges 98% from January regardless of rise in adoption

CryptoPunk #2924 options uncommon attributes resembling being an “ape” sort, of which solely 24 exist within the 10,000-strong assortment. It additionally has one “accent” — a hoodie which is a rarity within the assortment, and extra in order it’s the solely “ape” to function one. 

The costliest CryptoPunk ever offered was bought for 124,457 ETH, value over $530 million on the time of buy in Oct. 2021

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Warner Music Group introduced a partnership with NFT market OpenSea to permit choose artists to launch NFT collections on customizable and devoted touchdown pages to construct their Web3 presence.

Fb and Instagram customers in 100 international locations can join their crypto wallets to publish and share NFTs throughout each platforms with mum or dad firm Meta supporting digital belongings from the Ethereum, Polygon and Circulate blockchains.