Web3 Woundup – 22/10/23

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This week’s Web3 Woundup sees previously unseen art from Norman Rockwell being transformed into NFTs, a blockchain Formula E game that integrates NFTs, and Roblox denying XRP integration rumors.

Let’s get it on.

Unseen Norman Rockwell Works to be NFTs

The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Norman Rockwell Family this week announced that they will unveil an exciting venture into the world of NFTs, marking the first of its kind for the iconic American artist. Titled “Studio Sessions: The Norman Rockwell Collection,” the series promises collectors a unique opportunity to own a combination of digital and physical works from Rockwell’s archives, including previously unreleased images and process works.

The launch comes when the NFT market is in the midst of a huge slump, showing that there is still hope for the potential in the sector.

Blockchain Formula E Game to Feature NFTs

A new Formula E video game, the first official game of its kind, will integrate blockchain technology and NFTs. “Formula E: High Voltage”, announced this week, has been developed by Animoca Brands and Amber and will be released on October 19th.

The racing management web3 game sits on the Flow blockchain, which is recognized for its sustainability focus and energy efficiency and has been used by a host of big brands looking to enter the web3 space.

Roblox Nixes XRP Tie-in Claims

Metaverse giant Roblox this week categorically denied any plans to support XRP payments, refuting widespread claims that circulated on Tuesday. The gaming platform asserted that any notion of facilitating the purchase of Robux, the in-game currency, with Ripple’s XRP token is “inaccurate” following an X post from BitPay late on Monday.

Bitpay posted that users would have the option to employ Ripple’s XRP token for certain games, tagging Roblox and Smite, both popular free-to-play games, in the announcement, which turned out to be erroneous.