CryptoSlate talked to Luczynski about the future of NFTs, HoDooi’s recent growth spurred by bridging to Cronos, as well as what’s on the roadmap for 2022.
HoDooi.com (HOD) is a multi-chain marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) launched by Travala.com Co-founder Matt Luczynski.
The one-stop-shop NFT platform debuted with its Tyson Fury collection back in July, and CryptoSlate caught up with HoDooi’s founder and CEO to discuss some of the most notable milestones achieved since, as well as what’s on the agenda for 2022.
Major milestones recap
One of the first successes Luczynski singled out was the partnership with GoldStar Promotions, which led to the release of ‘Lineal’ by Tyson Fury. The NFT was sold at auction for $987,000 and became one of the highest bidding sports NFTs of all time.
According to Luczynski, exclusive NFT launches with Sophia The Robot, Cris Cyborg, and Shannon Briggs, also belong on HoDooi’s list of first-year top achievements.
Earlier this month the platform celebrated HOD token’s first tier-one listing on Crypto.com.
The crypto exchange’s venture arm–Crypto.com Capital made a strategic investment in HoDooi back in June.
Funding aside, teaming up with Crypto.com also meant collaboration on integrating support for the Crypto.org Chain.
Last month HoDooi announced bridging to Cronos–an EVM compatible sidechain running in parallel with the Crypto.org Chain.
This comes following our announcement of a Strategic Investment from @cryptocom Capital
— HoDooi.com (@hodooi) November 30, 2021
As the first Cosmos EVM chain for DeFi, NFTs, and metaverse, Cronos was built to scale the decentralized application ecosystem.
“Ever since the recent announcement of HoDooi’s bridge to the Cronos chain, the community has grown on all social media platforms,” said Luczynski.
“This latest development has gotten the current HOD community excited about our future but also ones that have recently discovered HoDooi.com,” he added.
HOD token recently hit the 10.000 holders mark, while the platform celebrated surpassing 20.000 users.
Project Update for the #HODArmy
Here is an insight into what we have achieved and what’s to come 📈
— HoDooi.com (@hodooi) December 10, 2021
“As a result of the bridge, the HOD token reached an ATH this month,” Luczynski said while mentioning some of the most notable partnerships made in 2021, including GoldStar Promotions, Plogix Art Group, ASS Finance, The NFT Agency, LitPic, Black Eye Galaxy, Phantasma–with SafeMoon joining that list recently.
— HoDooi.com (@hodooi) December 7, 2021
Talking about the future
“NFT will be the key to unlocking Web3,” said Luczynski about where he sees the future of NFTs.
NFT’s could be “the key that would allow the owner to experience exclusive virtual worlds or locations in the metaverse–these could also include festivals and events within the VR world,” he explained, adding that an NFT could also “serve as a deed to a virtual space or property.”
“Virtual reality is already huge in the cryptocurrency space, due to the boom of owning digital assets fueled by NFT’s,” he said, mentioning that platforms are already developing ways to showcase these through mimicking reality in various ways such as virtual art galleries.
Luczynski also referenced their role in the context of GameFi, saying that “the ability to equip an NFT a player has purchased in a play-to-earn game gives users not only a new but more personal gaming experience in a way that hasn’t been done before.”
As for HoDooi’s future–a roadmap for 2022 is all about growth.
Beta App testing for both iOS and Android is on the list of major plans for the next year.
According to Luczynski, the introduction of multi-cryptocurrency payment options, as well as fiat integrations on HoDooi.com will be accompanied by a strong mainstream marketing push.
And last, but not least, he teased additional HOD token use cases.