OnlyFans founder, Tim Stokely is launching Zoop, an NFT trading card platform, alongside another OnlyFans executive, RJ Phillips. After creating a $1 billion business in OnlyFans, Phillips wants to step into, and build in, the NFT and web3 space.
What is Zoop?
Zoop is a decentralized NFT trading card platform launching on the Polygon blockchain. Apparently, it is going to offer trading cards of celebrities, so that their fans can collect, buy, sell, and trade these on their marketplace. Zoop is gaining licenses from certain celebrities and influencers due to their partnerships with media enterprises.
There will be a large team behind creating Zoop, particularly developers with experience in web3 projects. It will not only be RJ Phillips and Tim Stokely, who are heading the project as the co-CEOs. According to him, Zoop will be a “win for celebrities” and brands as they can interact with their fans and customers in new ways.
The project will launch this summer. It will be family-friendly, differing from their initial business of OnlyFans.
The first drops on the platform will have 500 cards for each influencer. They will be sold to users via Dutch Auction. Once auctioned, subsequent drops will be dictated by demand.
Currently, there is a priority pass available for when the project does come out. These are made for those who wish to participate in the pre-launch. The first batch is available here.
Polygon’s Involvement and Support
The platform will be hosted on the Polygon blockchain, but it is unclear what their involvement in it will be. However, they have shown their clear support of the project.
The COO of Polygon Studios, Michael Blank, stated: “We’re delighted to be working with the Zoop team as they build out their platform on Polygon. Zoop aligns with our mission to bring Web3 technologies to a much broader demographic, and allowing fans to connect to their favorite celebrities via Polygon is another step towards this goal”