OnlyFans founder prepares to ride the NFT wave hard

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OnlyFans founder and former CEO Tim Stokely has gone from NSFW to NFT with the launch of a new digital trading card platform powered by Polygon — sans nudity.

Zoop, which plans to launch this summer, will let fans buy, sell, and collect “digital playing cards” of celebs and influencers, its press release stated on Thursday.

But unlike OnlyFans, Stokely and co-CEO RJ Phillips plan to keep things PG-13. The exec told reporters the new venture would be “family friendly” and follow a different business model — each influencer can sell an initial 500 trading cards. After auction, more can be distributed by demand.

“Zoop is the trusted home for authentic celebrity card drops, enabling all fans, regardless of their technical expertise, to participate in the web3.0 space,” Phillips stated.

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The platform hasn’t announced any partnered celebrities or influencers as of yet, but hopes to unveil a list of early adopters soon. However, it remains to be seen how popular the trading cards will be to fans.

Before Zoop, Stokely founded OnlyFans in 2016. The platform, known mainly for its porn influencers, grew into a billion dollar company. However, it struggled with its identity in 2021.

  • OnlyFans decided to ban sexually explicit content on the site in August.
  • A few days later, Stokely blamed banks for the ban, describing how explicit content has led to ‘unfair treatment’ and delayed payment processes.
  • Following an outcry from creators and sex worker advocates, OnlyFans quickly reversed the ban.

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