This week two interesting articles have been written about these NFT horses. One was written in The Athletic
and the other one in The New York Times
. Fans of digital horse racing often talk about the “metaverse,” a shared space where physical and virtual reality meet. Zed Run will be the first digital sport of the metaverse. From The Athletic:
“Zed Run’s horses are digital and live on your phone or computer rather than flesh and blood in a stable, and they exist as authenticated data on the Ethereum blockchain network. But unlike most NFTs, the Zed Run horses can be bred (which is a buy-sell touchpoint for users) to create new ones, and like their real-world equine counterparts, each NFT horse has digital attributes that affect its racing.
The game currently has 30,000 to 40,000 users across stable ownership and its Discord community. Users are running about 1,500 races a day, and each race and each horse has an actual human behind the ownership of that horse. Users can make money by winning races, by breeding horses, and by flipping on a secondary market like OpenSea, where they’re selling for thousands of dollars.”