OnlyFans Founder Announces “Zoop” NFT Trading Card Platform For Celebrities
Tim Stokely, the founder of OnlyFans, is launching Zoop this summer with RJ Phillips, another OnlyFans executive.
Zoop is a decentralized NFT trading card platform launching on the Polygon blockchain where users can buy, sell and trade 3D NFT “playing cards” of their favourite celebrities. According to Zoop, the limited-edition digital cards will be officially licensed and the team is gaining more licenses from certain celebrities and influencers due to their partnerships with media enterprises.
RJ Phillips, Zoop's founder and co-CEO, stated that his platform will assist customers in the buying and auctioning of playing cards. He further said that Zoop could be a "win" for celebrities and models because it will provide new ways for them to interact with their fans and clients.
For its initial drops, Zoop intends to distribute 500 cards per influencer, with long-term plans to launch its own token.
Fans can purchase these cards through the Dutch Auction method, and those who want to participate in the pre-launch have the option to buy a priority pass.
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”
Stokley will co-lead the company as co-CEO with RJ Phillips, another former OnlyFans executive who joined Zoop this summer. In comparison to other blockchains, they chose to launch Zoop on the Polygon blockchain because of its low transaction costs and long-term viability.