Pudgy Penguins Land At Walmart

September 28, 2023

2,000 Walmarts across the U.S. are stocking up on these cuties - just in time for the holidays.

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Pudgy Penguins Land At Walmart

Pudgy Penguins are sliding into the physical world.

2,000 Walmarts across the U.S. are stocking up on these cuties—just in time for the holidays.

Luca Netz, CEO said - "It’s a nod to the evolving ways consumers are interacting with brands, thanks to the convergence of social media, blockchain technology, and traditional retail."

We agree!

Pudgy Penguins launched on Amazon earlier this summer and raked in an impressive $500,000 within the first few days.

Since 2021, they've raked in $400 million in digital sales.

They're not just surviving; they're thriving.

Is the toy industry the future of NFTs?

But it’s just not a toy - it’s a digital experience.

Each Pudgy Penguin toy comes with a QR code that links to a "unique birth certificate”.

With this certificate, owners can claim exclusive digital traits for their characters in the Pudgy World ecosystem.

With this retail expansion, current NFT holders of Pudgy Penguin will receive licensing royalties for each corresponding toy sold at Walmart.

Isn’t that genius?

Win for the kids, win for Walmart, win for the creators, and win for the holders.

I hope other NFT collections are listening…

Celestia’s Genesis Drop - 60M TIA Tokens Airdrop

Yesterday, Celestia (@CelestiaOrg) announced its Genesis Drop campaign, releasing 60M TIA tokens in airdrop. That’s 6% of the total supply.

Eligible wallets: Only 7,579 developers and 576,653 on-chain addresses across Ethereum rollups, Cosmos Hub, and Osmosis are eligible.

Check your eligibility only on the official page. If you’re eligible, you can grab your airdrop tokens until October 17, 2023.

This airdrop is for users who can contribute to the ecosystem.

Celestia is a modular blockchain protocol that separates the data availability later from the execution layer, focusing on scalability and easier deployment without compromising on security or decentralization.

It aims to make chains as easy to deploy as smart contracts. Within minutes, you can

  • customize applications,
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  • build sovereign rollups, a new self-governing blockchain with minimal platform risk.

This might change how users create and engage with decentralized applications.

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Blockchain-powered signatory management Cygnetise raised $3.06M in a Series A funding round led by Adjuvo, with participation from Massive.


Fhenix: $7.0M

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