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The founder of Onlyfans is working on a new project: a celebrity-themed collectible card platform called Zoop.
Led by a strong team of Web3 developers and former OnlyFans executives, Zoop is set to launch its collectible digital trading platform powered by Polygon, Ethereum’s decentralized scaling ecosystem.
1/ We are excited to announce our partnership with @zoopcards an NFT platform that is set to launch their digital collectable trading platform powered by @0xPolygon.
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— Polygon Studios (@polygonstudios) May 26, 2022
What is Zoop all about?
Zoop’s platform allows users to buy, sell, collect and trade 3D digital playing cards of their favorite celebrities.
On Zoop, fans can purchase officially licensed limited edition digital playing cards, and can sell and trade them on a secondary marketplace.
“Zoop is the trusted home for authentic celebrity playing cards, allowing all fans, regardless of their technical knowledge, to participate in the web3.0 space. We take users by the hand as they compete in acquiring digital collectibles in the auction process, show off their possessions to their friends and ‘collect to connect’ with their favorite celebrities of today and tomorrow. Zoop provides access to communities based on the cards users own, and rewards users with points for their interactions with each other and within these communities. We’re excited about the summer 2022 launch,” says RJ Phillips, founder and co-CEO of Zoop, “It’s a win for celebrities, creates excitement for fans, and a new way for brands to connect with their customers,” he said.
Zoop is pleased to announce that #OnlyFans Founder @timstokely will be joining @rjphil1 as Co-CEO of #Zoop this summer in time for our launch 🚀 pic.twitter.com/LpwMUfjXT9
— Zoop™ (@zoopcards) May 26, 2022
Zoop is capitalizing on the burgeoning blockchain gamification market, which grew to become a $40 billion industry by 2021. And, by 2026, the industry is projected to grow to $147 billion.
By opening up the platform and combining it with the current influencer-driven creator economy, Zoop’s app allows fans to collect 3D digital trading cards of their favorite influencers and celebrities, fostering a closer connection between fan and influencer.
Fans can buy, sell and trade cards, as well as compete in contests and challenges to earn points, unlocking special rewards including access to like-minded communities. Zoop’s inclusive ecosystem is creating value for digital chromos by enabling a fully transparent leaderboard.
🔥Bonus Round – For this #airdrop @zoopcards is also offering a 10x boost to your engagement score if you hold the Zoop Priority Pass https://t.co/OUBiTC1C4D which is only 0.074 ETH. Be quick though, there is a limited supply! https://t.co/3Cp42Y73Lx
— Zoop™ (@zoopcards) May 26, 2022
The Zoop team will be led by co-CEOs Tim Stokely, tech entrepreneur and founder of OnlyFans, and RJ Phillips.
Tim, who will join the team in time for launch this summer, brings extensive knowledge of the maker economy and a proven track record in building a true tech unicorn, while RJ’s experience in growth and scale form the perfect leadership team.
Tim and RJ plan to leverage their prior professional successes and knowledge of the creator economy to build Zoop into a global digital card ecosystem that generates value for both creators and fans.
As a precursor to its initial launch, Zoop is offering a limited number of pre-launch Priority Passes (PP), which rewards early adopters with a range of benefits, both in-app and in real life, plus exclusive releases just for PP holders.
The first batch of these priority passes is now available at mint.zoopcards.com.
Polygon and Zoop seek to accelerate Web3 expansion
Zoop will build its digital marketplace on Polygon’s globally recognized blockchain network. Like Zoop, Polygon believes in Web3 for all, making them an ideal partner and blockchain of choice for the Zoop platform.
Its low transaction costs and high security standard make card trading on Zoop secure and accessible to all. In addition, Polygon’s sustainability commitment to make all of its NFTs carbon negative by the end of 2022 was another important factor for Zoop.
“We are delighted to work with the Zoop team on the development of their platform at Polygon. Zoop aligns with our mission to bring Web3 technologies to a much broader demographic, and allowing fans to connect with their favorite celebrities through Polygon is another step toward this goal,” said Michael Blank, COO of Polygon Studios, which has been providing Zoop with a suite of services such as technical support, Web3 game design and distribution, asset expansion and more.
Zoop’s announcement comes just weeks after Instagram began minting its non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Polygon’s carbon neutral network as well.