CRUZO - NFT Greeting Card & Crypto Gifts Web3 Platform

Project Name: CRUZO - The first multi-chain Web3 platform for NFT greeting cards, crypto gifts, and Metaverse party goods. Bringing a billion-dollar industry to Blockchain.
Project Track: Web3
Team Name: Cruzo Team
Team Member(s): 6 (4 full-time, 2 part-time)
DevPost URL: https://devpost.com/software/cruzo-first-nft-greeting-cards-marketplace

Project Goal:

Our mission is to advance the mass adaptation of NFTs through a revolutionary greeting cards and gifts marketplace.

Our main goals

Decrease competition on NFT market, so that everyone gets more profit. Cruzo combines the benefits of owning a niche platform in the NFT space for creators while serving a billion-dollar market that requires millions of on-chain transactions.

Generate New hype on greetings. Cruzo’s NFT greeting stories combine traditional greeting cards with viral video format to create a new market with the potential for secondary sales and collectable options.

Build Creators DAO. We are developing a community-driven Web3 platform based on ESG principles. Creators will shape the future of Cruzo and even choose Charitable Programs to support.

Save the environment to avoid climate change. Cruzo will move billions of greeting cards and envelopes to the digital world, reducing the deforestation required to support the paper giants currently running the greeting card industry.

Project Info:

Project website - https://cruzo.io

Pitch Deck - https://cruzo.io/docs/CRUZO-Startup-Pitch-Deck.pdf

Beta (in progress) - https://beta.cruzo.cards/

Staging environment (Test TRON integration) - https://front.alpha.cruzo.cards/

Band book - https://cruzo.io/docs/CRUZO-Brandbook-ENG.pdf

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CruzoCards

Blog - https://cruzo.medium.com/

Project Repo: https://github.com/cruzocards/

Project Details:

Problems we want to solve

Ownership of digital content (greeting/postcard) - If you buy and gift to a recipient a digital e-card on the Web2 website they allow you just to send it and you pay for that service. However neither you nor the recipient owns this card . The right still belongs to that website. NFT is a solution that gives you ownership of such a postcard and you can do whatever you want with it (keep it in a collection, resell it, put it up for auction).

Utility for digital greetings - Blockchain technology provides an opportunity to add utility to cards. They can be collectible with some benefits for owners, they can be purchased or sold on a secondary market, and they can be a key to access somewhere or simply stored in your crypto wallet.

Postcards too old - If you want to be a game-changer on the market , you should provide something new. We present NFT Greeting stories for a young audience (mobile-first). This is a new hype storytelling format realized in 2D or 3D animated video with easy sharing options.

Reduce time on searching a selection - A common problem for all types of users: “I would like to send a greeting but have no time for search and selection”. AI smart event manager will solve that problem. How? Follow us for updates.

Onboarding for Crypto/NFT newbies - Greetings is a well-known and understandable product for everyone.But what if your recipient does not have a crypto wallet? It’s not a problem. With Cruzo you can gift/send greetings even if you don’t know the recipient’s wallet or if it does not exist at all.

Gifts digitization - Now you can use cryptocurrency as a gift or give a bitcoin as a holiday present in an original way. Besides you can use NFT greeting cards or even NFT Teddy bears as a gift in the Metaverse. All these are new trends that we are creating in Cruzo.

Fair price on NFT - How often do you ask yourself: “Why does this NFT cost a lot, and others nothing?”. We provide an algorithm which is calculated real NFT price based on interaction with content: likes, sharing, bookmarking, and secondary sales. This is an optional feature. Creators can switch it on/off when needed.

Boring Metaverse - Very soon Metaverse will become a place where we will spend a lot of our time: work, meetings, play, and having fun. Most likely we will celebrate our major life events like birthdays, weddings, etc. To make it awesome we need cool digital party goods. All necessary you can buy on Cruzo Marketplace in Metaverse.

User engagement - The problem of existing web2 websites is weak user engagement. We provide gamification in the greetings industry (gift2earn). Probably this is the first time on the greetings market when each time when you congratulate and share greetings you can earn.

Climate change - Humans have already moved many things to Blockchain. We move greetings, postcards, and gifts. This will be your contribution to environmental protection. No more paper, colors, transportation, and less carbon footprint.

Solutions

Our DApp will provide an opportunity to send/share NFT greetings in Instagram stories, Tik-Tok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. As well as:

  1. Secondary Market for Greetings
  2. Collectible cards
  3. NFT Greeting stories
  4. Smart event manager
  5. Generative NFT invites
  6. Sharprice (Fair price on NFT)
  7. Crypto Gifts
  8. Gift2Earn rewards program
  9. XURY Wallet

Why Greeting Cards?

  • Novelty There are no NFT Greeting Cards or greeting card marketplaces.
  • Scalability Suitable for everyone, of any gender and age.
  • On-demand Web2 websites popularity proves the existing demand for digital greetings.
  • Huge Market Over 20 Billion Dollars are spent on greeting cards each year.
  • Positive emotions Greetings cards are a fun way to express emotions.

Our users

We are targeting:

1)Users (seekers) - who need greeting cards to share emotions or feelings with the recipient. 2) Creators - who are looking for sustainable income on a daily basis. They can use the platform to sell more artworks realized as greeting cards. 3) Business owners or Marketers - who are looking for ways to increase customer loyalty or sell more gift cards. 4) NFT collectors - who are looking for something different (understandable).

How we built it

Technological stack

Frontend: React, ethers.js, web3-react
Backend: Nest.js (REST API), ethers.js, Postgres, Pinata (IPFS)
Blockchain (smart contracts): Solidity
Indexer (WIP)

User advantages:

  • Multi-chain Cruzo is a cross-blockchain platform supporting Cronos, Avalanche, Ethereum, Polygon, and others.
  • Gas-free No gas fees for Creators and Buyers on selected blockchain.
  • Low commission We are a low commission peer-to-peer marketplace, Creators keep 97% of every sale.
  • Royalties Automatic payouts to the Creators made on secondary sales.

Market analysis

Current Greeting cards market volume - $20b dollars in 2020, based on Dataintello Agency forecast for the next 10 years it will grow up to $40b. At the same time we have a booming NFT market raised up to $25b in 2021. Our aim is to attract users from both markets mentioned above.

The global party supplies market was valued at $12b in 2019, and is projected to reach $20b by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8.8% from 2021 to 2027. Party supplies are essential items and accessories required to organize a party or event.

In 2019, the worldwide personalized gifts market was valued at about $23b. By 2026, the market size is projected to grow to an estimated $34b.

Looking at the mass digitalization of everything as well as the booming Metaverse we are forecasting demand for digital gifts and party goods.

Our competitors

Web2/Physical goods: American Greetings, Hallmark, Moonpig, Evite, Paperlesspost. American Greetings and others have a very strong position on the market, but they do not provide NFT for their customers.

Web3/Blockchain: OpenSea, Rarible, Airnfts. OpenSea is a leading marketplace for NFT, but they are for all types of content. Noone does specialize in greeting content

We are building a niche marketplace for NFT cards, crypto gifts, and party goods for Metaverse. Positioning together with Blockchain technology will give us an undeniable advantage in that market.

Project Milestones

Key metrics: Users growth, monthly active users, time spent on platform, sales volume (revenue), number of on-chain transactions (minting, selling, gifting, reselling), CAC, LTV, NPS.

2022 - Starting with the basics
Users: 50-100k
Revenue: $300-500k
Milestones: Web DApp, Community, Crypto Gifts, IDO

2023 - Market innovations
Users: 500k-1m
Revenue: $3-5m
Milestones: Mobile DApp, Generative NFTs, Wallet, DAO

2024 - Becoming a market leader
Users: 10-20m
Revenue: $100-150m
Milestones: B2B Accounts, Launchpad, Smart event planner, META connect

2025 - Global web3 platform
Users: 30-50m
Revenue: $200-300m
Milestones: All countries, All languages

2026 - Cruzo succeeds as unicorn Blockchain startup and pushes the market to full Web3 future


(!) Detailed Product Development Roadmap (with Key Features, Budgets and Milestones) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OMTDHNIXpK58EkI-i-rYw1jMq7sWNobTZluxumfij70/edit?usp=sharing


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Cool project but I struggle to see how this has anything to do with the tron hackathon? From the rules:

Build (or significantly update) a software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON/BTTC blockchain that fits into one of the following tracks:

From the looks of this post, this looks like an already developed project on other EVM chains with no significant update to this version of it. And the website doesn’t support tron or bttc, only other chains. There is also 0 mentions of tron or bttc in your post. Sorry if I’m too harsh, but from the information provided in the post, I just don’t see how this can be a legit submission

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Hi, @jabba Thanks a lot for your kind words about Cruzo Project. Cruzo aims to be a multi-chain product and to support multiple networks. We found your super cool Hackathon on Devpost and were happy to apply. We are getting familiar with TRON ecosystem and working on deploying smart contracts to TRON blockchain. As a next step, we would like to integrate our dApp with TRON contracts. We believe TRON ecosystem will benefit from having such a cool and fun web3 DApp as Cruzo, as well as Cruzo users by having TRON on a platform. True win-win story :partying_face:

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If its EVM I think integrating with BitTorrent Chain would probably be more beneficial. Can easily just pop it over and BTTC is the bridge blockchain for (TRON/BSC and ETH). Although TRON has more users and being direct would maybe make more sense for user acquisition.

Are you going to deploy on TRON or BTTC?

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Big thanks for your advice @WindsOfChange92 . I agree it makes sense to integrate with BTTC. I’ll update you on the final decision made later on.

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We have successfully deployed our smart-contracts BTTC Donau (Testnet)

Market Contract Address : 0xb9BEd77f80171256768553a4bC4cBceE90ffc904
Token Contract Address : 0xB8ee29D50543Ebafaa6eb3233812Db19B2c2F668

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We have successfully integrated BTTC into Cruzo DApp. :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face:

Everyone is welcome to test and try integration on a staging environment https://front.alpha.cruzo.cards/

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Demo video TRON Hackathon Season 2 Cruzo DApp Integration Demo - YouTube

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Next 2-3 weeks we will release our Beta. But you can watch the process already here https://beta.cruzo.cards/

Your feedback is very important for us!

Thank you, Everyone :pray:

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Seems like a good idea. I guess it makes sense to make greeting cards into NFTs. Might be a niche market at first but has potential.

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Thanks a lot for the feedback @Lujin You absolutely right!

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Its a good project keep it up

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fantastic man good luck

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Good Work! Keep it up. :+1:t2::+1:t2::+1:t2::+1:t2:

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Good luck with the project! I like your idea.

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BTTC evm is available for it

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woah, this project has huge potential in the market, and the financial and other project details will make it have strong position in market with NFT cards and crypto gifts. Entertainment package in metaverse :slight_smile:

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Hi, @hazerakhatun Yes, we already integrated BTTC into the staging environment https://front.alpha.cruzo.cards/. You can try and play

Next few days we will integrate it into the new design https://beta.cruzo.cards/

After beta testing will be finished we will launch on mainnet

Thanks a lot for your feedback. It’s so nice to meet people who see the huge commercial potential and understand the concept and opportunities for users, creators, and businesses.

Thank you @Amelia

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Thanks for your support @Mool :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: