Led by a robust team of Web3 developers and former OnlyFans executives, Zoop will launch its digital bulk trading platform powered by polygon, the decentralized Ethereum scaling ecosystem. Zoop’s platform allows users to buy, sell, collect and trade 3D digital playing cards of their favorite stars.
On Zoop, fans can purchase officially licensed limited edition digital cards and sell and trade them on a secondary market.
RJ Phillips, Founder and Co-CEO of Zoop, noted:
“Zoop is the trusted home for authentic celebrity card drops, allowing all fans to participate in the Web3.0 space regardless of their technical expertise. 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 stars of today and tomorrow.” Zoop provides access to communities based on the maps users own and rewards users with points for their interactions with each other and within those communities. We look forward to starting in summer 2022. It’s a win for the celebrities, creates excitement for the fans and a new way for brands to connect with their customers.”
Zoop capitalizes on the booming blockchain gamification market, which has grown to a $40 billion industry in 2021. By 2026, the industry is expected to grow to $147 billion. By opening up the platform and combining it with today’s influencer-driven creator economy, Zoop’s app allows fans to collect 3D digital trading cards from their favorite influencers and celebrities, fostering a closer connection between fan and influencer. Fans can buy, sell, and trade cards, and participate in contests and challenges to earn points and unlock special rewards including access to like-minded communities. Zoop’s inclusive ecosystem adds value to digital trading cards by enabling a fully transparent leaderboard.
The Zoop team is 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 an extensive 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 for the perfect leadership team. Together, Tim and RJ plan to leverage their previous career accomplishments and knowledge of the creator economy to ultimately scale Zoop into a global digital trading card ecosystem that will add value for both creators and fans.
As a precursor to the first launch, Zoop is offering a limited number of Pre-Launch Priority Passes (PP) that reward the early adopters with a variety of perks in addition to exclusive airdrops, both in app and in real life 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 blockchain network Polygon. Like Zoop, Polygon believes in Web3 for all, making them an ideal partner and blockchain of choice for the Zoop platform. Your low transaction costs and high security standard make card trading on Zoop safe and accessible to everyone. Additionally, Polygon’s sustainability commitment to make all NFTs carbon negative by the end of 2022 was another key driver for Zoop.
“We are excited to be collaborating with the Zoop team in building their platform on top of Polygon. Zoop is aligned with our mission to bring Web3 technologies to a much broader demographic, and allowing fans to connect with their favorite stars via Polygon is another step towards that goal,” said Michael Blank, COO of Polygon Studios, the Zoop, offers a range 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.
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 through cutting-edge blockchain technology. On Zoop, fans can expand their card collections and earn fan rewards with exclusive celebrity experiences while building communities of like-minded collectors. Zoop cards maintain authenticity through official partnerships with an unparalleled roster of celebrities and brands on board. To learn more, visit www.zoopcards.com
polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. The growing product suite gives developers 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 solutions and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with over 19,000 applications hosted, over 3.4 billion transactions processed, over 135 million unique user addresses, and over $5 billion in secured assets.
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