7 min readAug 10, 2022


Our first year has passed in a blink of an eye!

In the very first year DeRace achieved top performer status in the crypto sphere, released game beta version and kept on improving it, made tons of high-value partnerships, and never stopped building and developing 💪

As we are celebrating the very first $DERC birthday, let’s take a look back at what we have achieved so far and what exciting milestones are waiting ahead!

DeRace: The Future GameFi

🏆 Top performer of 2021

DeRace has demonstrated an outstanding performance since the very beginning!

We were trusted and backed by industry giants such as DAO Maker, Animoca Brands, LD Capital, Crypto.com, Mintable, Binance NFT, Polygon, ChainLink, MultiChain, XCAD and many more!

Our SHO on DAO Maker resulted in x10 oversubscription and IEO on gate.io was oversubscribed almost 45 times. $DERC has an outstanding performance and has reached ATH of 16500% making us one of the most successful projects launched on DAO Maker platform 🤯

We also had one of the best performing NFT launches of the year by having enormous trading volume on both on Open Sea and Binance NFT! Our wildly successful IGO on Binance NFT has reached the volume of 2.7M in the first 24h surpassing even the volume of Mutant Ape Yacht Club.

DeRace was also named as one of the best performing IGO of 2021 by CoinMarketCap!


🛠 Building no matter what!

At the very end of last year we launched the BETA version of our game.

Each day our system generates over 500 races, leading up to more than 7.000 race entries daily. We have hosted more than 20 racing events sponsored by our partners such as Binance NFT, CoinMarketCap, Multichain, Fear, REVV Racing, Engines of Fury, Infinity Force, Lossless, and others. Our community is actively organizing various tournaments which keeps our playerbase growing, engaged and entertained.

DeRace hippodromes: Greenfield, Paradise Hills and Emerald Gardens

Since the initial game launch, we have improved our ecosystem by introducing a number of new features which increased the player engagement. Together with the races, we have integrated horse breeding and renting features, Spin-The-Wheel and added 2 more hippodromes with different surfaces.

With the launch of DeRace Efficiency Protocol, we have dramatically improved the player experience by making our platform more streamlined, efficient and player-friendly. DeRace Efficiency Protocol brought an unrivaled gaming experience to our players and kicked-off our vision of creating a dedicated cross-chain solution for our NFT horse racing metaverse.

The DeRace team is committed to building no matter what and the upcoming months will bring never-before-seen advancements into our ecosystem!

🤝 Many valuable partnerships established

DeRace is always on the lookout for amazing projects to collaborate with! In our first year we have established a number of wonderful partnerships which helped the growth of our project.

To ensure the low transaction costs for our community we have joined hands with Polygon and launched our game on Polygon network.

We also have teamed up with many great names in the crypto gaming world like Crypto.com, Multichain, XCAD, QuickSwap, UniCrypt, REVV Racing, Fear, QORPO (formerly IOI), Netvrk, Charged Particles, DinoX and many others, to provide extra utility for our NFTs and $DERC tokens.

DeRace was chosen by Binance NFT to kick-start the completely new IGO concept through a sequence of successful NFT sale events on Binance NFT marketplace. DeRace’s first-in-history IGO on Binance NFT sold out in 2 seconds and the Olympian NFT horses were immediately re-sold in a secondary market for a whooping 120 000 dollars!

Many more surprising and exciting partnerships are yet to be announced 😉

What awaits ahead?

🏁 New in-game features are on the horizon

Tons of new features that are completely revamping DeRace gameplay are coming very soon to the DeRace metaverse.

Sugar Cubes: DeRace in-game reward unit

These features will fully enable our sustainable player earning model and are already available in test-net. Players will be able to fully immerse themselves into the upgraded gameplay, have fun and be rewarded for it through a brand new in-game reward system.

Missions and achievements

New in-game features will be launched in 2 batches.

In first MASSIVE batch we will release the main game elements which will increase the player immersion into the metaverse through:

  • Completely revamped game economics
  • Fully functioning Sugar Cube (in-game reward unit) mechanism
  • Missions and achievements
  • NFT Chest & NFT Key mechanics
  • Horse XP & level systems
  • NFT burning mechanism
  • NFT horse wearables
  • Races with a generic NFT Jockeys

The second gameplay upgrade will include the MAJOR features which will allow community to run the game themselves and be rewarded for it, such as:

  • NFT horse renting mechanism
  • Tournaments
  • Hippodrome management system
  • Fully functioning NFT Jockeys
  • Race API
  • Duel races
  • Additional automated reward for races (such as in-game NFTs)
  • Player leaderboards
  • Racing clubs
  • In-game marketplace

The GRAND feature release is imminent, so brace yourselves for the unparalleled gameplay and delicious rewards!

🏇 New NFT integration

With the new feature launch we are also bringing a number of brand new NFTs into the metaverse!

🥕 NFT horse wearables

NFT horse wearables are in-game utility NFTs that build the immersive game mechanics. The main way for players to acquire NFT horse wearables are as the in-game activity rewards. More specifically, by being active on the platform and accomplishing missions and unlocking achievements.

Equipped DeRace NFT horse

There are 10 types of NFT horse equipment: saddle, saddle pad, stirrups, reins, bridle, blinkers, ear net, protection boots, horseshoes and turnout blanket. Horse wearables have a different buffing/debuffing effect on the hidden NFT horse parameters which are speed, stamina and reaction time and also expand the scope of gameplay.

Assets differ in their type (10 items), visual appearance, condition grade (new, fair and worn), rarity (5 tiers: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic and Legendary) and the horse level that they unlock in. The higher the horse level, the more items with different stats NFT horses can be equipped with.

Players will soon be able to enjoy the improved gameplay with the launch of NFT horse wearables!

🧍‍♂ NFT Jockeys

DeRace Jockeys will be shortly joining the party and they are excited to prove their worth on the racetrack!

It is our vision to make DeRace as authentic as possible and the addition of Jockeys will bring us one step closer to reaching this goal.

NFT Jockeys will soon join DeRace metaverse

Jockeys are an important game element as through the Jockey and NFT horse symbiosis the player can reach even better performance on the racetrack. Like in real life horse races, Jockeys will help the horse to focus more during the race and to unlock their full potential.

Learn about the NFT Jockeys here:

👉 https://deracenft.medium.com/derace-jockeys-teaming-up-for-victory-f5f579fccb09

🌸 Brand new hippodrome

Horse races take place in hippodromes. Currently there are 3 hippodromes in the DeRace metaverse: Greenfield (dirt surface), Paradise Hills (synthetic surface) and Emerald Gardens (turf surface).

Our brand new Sakura Path hippodrome will be our second hippodrome with a turf surface sporting an 8 furlong track.

Brand new Sakura Path hippodrome

It will have a distinctive environment with the racetrack covered with blooming cherry trees, where NFT horses get to race during the eternal spring.

Exciting times await ahead as we are getting closer and closer to the full game launch. Tons of new features soon to be launched, new partnerships to be forged and GameFi to be conquered.

The DeRace team is grateful for having such an amazing community and partners joining us in this quest and we cannot wait to see what the upcoming years have in store for us!

About DeRace

DeRace is a play-to-earn NFT horse racing metaverse where you can participate in horse races, breed NFT horses with unique characteristics, host races in your own NFT hippodrome and earn rewards while doing it.

DeRace is electrifying the current NFT market by allowing players to fully interact with their DNA-enriched NFT horses and have full control of their own hippodromes.

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