Silks is a unique new addition to the P2E gaming, Metaverse and NFT space, a crossover between horse racing and crypto.
Its founders have a passion for both thoroughbred horse racing and P2E crypto gaming, and have put together a team of experienced developers to combine the two.
A brand-new NFT project set to launch this year, Q1 2022 sees the start of their whitelisting process for early access investors.
Introducing the Silks Metaverse
Since Facebook changed its name to Meta in Q4 2021 and made a science fiction term into a reality with their plans to build a Metaverse, it’s been the talk of the town.
Many new Metaverse projects and associated Metaverse coins have been launched, creating a completely new emerging asset class for the retail investor with an interest in blockchain tech.
Where the Silks Metaverse differentiates itself, however, is that it is being constructed to directly parallel the real world of thoroughbred horse racing. In doing so, it will provide an entire virtual experience utilizing in-game NFT assets where users can maintain their horses, develop land and stables, engage in a variety of strategic gameplay, and experience the thrill of thoroughbred ownership in a new, organically growing universe.
Silks NFT Gaming
The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be bought and traded within the Silks Metaverse will include:
For those familiar with horse racing, ‘racing silks’ refer to the unique, colorful uniforms worn by jockeys during races. They have a long history inspired by the bright capes and headbands worn by charioteers in the races of ancient Rome, and the coat of arms worn by Medieval knights. For horse owners they represent a family crest.
Participants of the Silks platform will own their newly-minted Silks Avatars as NFTs, which will serve to represent their identity and stake in the Silks ecosystem. This will provide a direct link to Silks horse ownership and allow revenue rewards (in the form of $STT) to be distributed as their real-world counterparts win races.
Silks horse NFTs are of course the main attraction of the Silks ecosystem. Each Silks horse will be a digital clone of a real-world thoroughbred racehorse.
Silks horse NFTs will track public data relating to the bloodlines, training progress, and racing productivity of their real-world counterparts.
The inaugural Silks horse NFT drop will represent the top 10,000 one-year-old thoroughbred racehorses in the U.S. Once the horses begin their real-world racing careers, Silks horse NFT owners will be able to start earning rewards.
Following the NFT minting and public sale, Silks horses will be fully tradable on secondary markets.
Similar to all the best NFT game platforms like Decentraland, you will also have the ability to buy plots of land within the Silks metaverse.
Each plot of land will be represented as an NFT and allow participants the ability to develop their land to construct horse farms and stables where others in the Silks community can maintain their horses.
Stables will be required for Silks participants to house and maintain their Silks Horses. Each stable can house up to 10 horses and will provide a structure Silks participants to engage in staking and the pooling of their horses.
Silks NFT Minting Early Access
Those that are interested in participating in the Silks platform are now being invited to connect their Metamask wallet to get early access to the Silks Genesis Avatar mint.
When you buy Silks Avatar NFTs from this collection you also receive the following benefits:
- Exclusive guaranteed access to the Silks Horse Mint
- Early adopter incentives such as airdrops, giveaways and IRL event access
- Genesis holder status in the Silks community
The quantity of all Silks NFTs will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis 24 hours after the whitelist sale concludes.
To read the whitepaper, roadmap and understand more about how the Silks ecosystem and economy will work in detail, as well as registering for early access to their NFT minting, visit Silks.io.