NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Led by a strong team of Web3 developers and ex-OnlyFans executives, Zoop is set to launch its collectible digital trading platform powered by Polygon, the Ethereum decentralized scaling ecosystem. Zoop’s platform allows users to buy, sell, collect and trade 3D digital playing cards of their favorite celebrities.
On Zoop, fans can acquire officially licensed, limited-edition digital maps, and can sell and trade them on a secondary market.
“Zoop is the trusted home for authentic celebrity card drops, enabling all fans, regardless of technical expertise, to participate in the web3.0 space. We hold users’ hands as they compete to acquire digital collectibles in the auction process, show their holdings to friends, and “collect to connect” with their favorite celebrities of today and tomorrow Zoop provides access to map-based communities that users have and rewards users with points for their interactions with each other and within these communities. We are excited to kick off Summer 2022,” says RJ Phillips, founder and co-CEO of Zoop. “It’s a win for celebrities, builds excitement for fans, and a new way for brands to connect with their customers,” he said.
Zoop is capitalizing on the booming blockchain gamification market, which reached a $40 billion industry in 2021. And, by 2026, the industry is expected to reach $147 billion. By opening up the platform and combining it with today’s influencer-focused 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 participate in competitions and challenges to earn points, unlocking special rewards including access to like-minded communities. Zoop’s inclusive ecosystem creates value for digital trading cards by enabling fully transparent grading.
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 deep knowledge of the creator economy and a proven track record of building a true tech unicorn, while RJ’s expertise in growing and scaling makes them the perfect leadership team. Together, Tim and RJ plan to leverage their past professional successes and knowledge of the creator economy to ultimately evolve Zoop into a global digital trading card ecosystem that generates value for creators and fans.
As a precursor to its initial launch, Zoop is offering a limited number of pre-launch Priority Passes (PPs), which reward early adopters with a host of benefits, both in-app and in-life. actual, in addition to exclusive-only airdrops. for PP holders. The first batch of these priority passes are available now at mint.zoopcards.com.
Zoop will build its digital marketplace on the globally recognized Polygon blockchain network. Like Zoop, Polygon believes in Web3 for all, making it an ideal partner and blockchain of choice for the Zoop platform. Their low transaction costs and high security standards make card trading on Zoop safe and accessible to everyone. Additionally, Polygon’s sustainability commitment to make all of its NFTs carbon negative by the end of 2022 was another big driver for Zoop.
“We are excited to work with the Zoop team as they grow their platform on Polygon. Zoop aligns with our mission to bring Web3 technologies to a much broader demographic, and enable fans to connecting with their favorite celebrities through Polygon is another step towards that goal,” said Michael Blank, COO of Polygon Studios, which provided 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 also began minting its non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Polygon’s carbon-neutral network.
Zoop is building an entire ecosystem based on officially licensed celebrity digital trading cards. Fans can easily buy, sell, trade, and collect the celebrities and influencers they idolize and admire using state-of-the-art blockchain technology. On Zoop, fans can grow their card collections and earn rewards with exclusive celebrity experiences while forging communities of like-minded collectors. Zoop maps gain authenticity through official partnerships with an unrivaled list of onboard celebrities and brands. To learn more, visit www.zoopcards.com.
Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products provides developers with easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, standalone and enterprise chains, data availability, etc. Polygon’s scaling solutions have been widely adopted with over 19,000 hosted applications, over 3.4 billion transactions processed, approximately 135 million unique user addresses, and over $5 billion in assets secured.
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Polygon Studios aims to host the most popular blockchain projects in the world. The Polygon Studios team is focused on supporting developers building decentralized applications on Polygon by providing Web2 and Web3 teams with a suite of services such as developer support, partnering, strategy, go-to-market and technical integrations. Polygon Studios backs projects ranging from OpenSea to Prada, Adidas to Draft Kings, and Decentral Games to Ubisoft.
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