Extensive DeRace Ecosystem Timeline: What to Expect

7 min readJan 6, 2022

In just 6 month of existence we managed to break the records and charts by having the most successful IDO of the year. We were supported by the biggest names in crypto such as Alex Becker, KmanuS88, CZ, Ran Neuner, Ellio Trades, Crypto Banter and more. We were also supported and joined forces with international stars such as Michael Owen and AB de Villiers.

Biggest firms in crypto space believed in our idea and supported us from the first steps: Binance NFT, Crypto.com, Animoca Brands, LD Capital, DAO Maker, Polygon, Chainlink and many more.

We are very thankful for the trust and support of our partners and the community 🙏

By the end of the year 2021 we have delivered the beta version of our game. Our beta is the very core of our ecosystem, the very basic version of our game that we are going to build a massive ecosystem on. We have decided to break down our timeline of expansion of our product and introduce it month by month.


Mystery NFT

In January we will introduce new Mystery NFTs to our ecosystem! Not listed Gen 0 NFT horse and DJC holders will be airdropped upon the release of the assets. Stakers will also have their share of mystery as we will add Mystery NFTs to their reward basket!

NFT Races

We will also have dedicated races where players will compete to win Mystery NFTs! Prepare your horses and follow our socials carefully, you definitely don’t want to miss that out!


The most anticipated feature of the DeRace ecosystem is coming to town — NFT horse breeding! The breeding starts in the second part of January. We have also upgraded the mechanics of it to be even more exciting and to bring even more value to Gen 0 NFT horse owners!

Gen 0 owners will have exclusive right to breed NFT horses as Gen 1 breeding will unlock later on in the game.

Rent-a-horse breeding

Besides the regular breeding, the horse owners who have only one horse will not be left out! You will be able to get your NFT horse to work!

We will introduce renting-for-breeding service where NFT horse owners can lend their horses to other players for a fee to breed!

Surface test

Before introducing the hippodromes with different surfaces we will have a few events where players will be able to try out the new surfaces in the existing Adem’s Hippodrome!

As we all know, horses perform differently on different tracks therefore prepare to be surprised by your NFT horse abilities!

Horse rename

Another fun thing to come around in January is the ability to rename your NFT horse. You will be able to give your NFT horse a name of your choice for a small $DERC fee. Tier 1 and Tier 2 horse owners and DJC holders will get a little surprise here!


New hippodromes

We will have a full set of hippodromes ready in the first half of February! Two more hippodromes will be launched with turf and synthetic surfaces. Once you have raced your NFT horses in different hippodromes you will know which exact track your horse prefers and then you’re unstoppable!

Single sided $DERC staking

In February we will be introducing a new form of staking for $DERC holders: single sided staking! Stake your $DERC tokens to receive amazing NFTs as rewards.

Mystery NFTs for $DERC

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last month, then you must have already heard about the new in-game mystery NFT coming to our ecosystem.

There were some amazing guesses of in our community of what it is ranging from carrots, hay and sugar cubes to whips, rest spells and some other questionable items.

We will keep the mystery for now, but keep in mind that the new mystery NFTs are something different and play a huge role in the whole metaverse! Soon you will be able to acquire them via staking or for our native token $DERC!


Have some fun and win awesome rewards while waiting for the races. Rewards for Spin-A-Wheel will include NFTs, $DERC, other tokens and more! Generation 0 horse owners and DeRace Jockey Club members will have some additional benefits.

High award races for high tiers

In February we will introduce races for top tier NFT horses with exclusive rewards and high stakes!

All about the races

Also, new race functions will come alive at the end of February! Exclusive races with feature requirements such as horse tiers, breed, etc. will be introduced!


You will be able to prove yourself as the ultimate DeRace champion in DeRace tournaments! Amazing prizes included!

Updated user profile

We will upgrade the DeRace user profiles at the end of February. You will be able to check out the profiles of horse owners for their bio, race statistics and more! It will creacte an easy way to make some friends in the DeRace metaverse. Grow your stables together or compete in the racetrack.

March — June

Expanded horse rental system

Don’t own a DeRace NFT horse yet? Not a problem! We will be introducing a secure NFT horse racing system which allows horse owners to rent their horses for the racing enthusiasts. Now you don’t need to own a horse to join the races!

Get your NFT horse to work in between races! DeRace NFT horse owners will collect renting fees from the ecosystem newcomers!

Performance boosting assets

We will be introducing additional in-game NFTs — performance boosting assets. Equip your horse with horseshoes, saddles and other wearable items to reach the new heights!

Performance boosting assets will be sold for $DERC which would give DeRace native token additional utility.

Horse levels and ranking

In a few months time we will add a horse level system! By participating in the races and winning them you will be gaining experience points which will be putting you in different levels. Levels will unlock players’ ability to equip their NFT horses with additional performance boosting assets.

There will be special races held for NFT horses with different levels. Higher level means higher rewards, so make sure to race your horse well to qualify.

Jockey NFTs

The much awaited jockeys will be joining the races! In the race jockey NFTs will give an extra boost to their horse to increase their performance. There will be dedicated races where only jockey equipped NFT horses can participate and the race winners will share amazing prize funds.

Jockey NFTs will be available for $DERC tokens.

Dynamic hippodrome environment

Just imagine racing your NFT horse in rain, snow or even a storm! Like in the real world, nature is sometimes unpredictable and we want to add this dynamic to our races too!

We will be adding day and night modes for hippodromes too, so you can enjoy a realistic horse racing experience in the DeRace metaverse.

Duel races

Like living dangerously? We have something especially for you: duel races where the winner takes it all. Challenge another NFT horse owner to one on one races, choose the stakes — it can be their NFT horse, any other NFT item or $DERC — and go for it!

User profile expansion

We will add additional features to the user profile, so that horse owners can flaunt their racing achievements. Showcase your trophies, winning history and more!

Community owned hippodromes

Spring will bring us another exciting feature — community managed hippodromes! There will be a limited number of hippodromes, so start teaming up and building your communities to qualify for the hippodrome ownership.

The bookmakers will administer their hippodromes by setting up entry fees, requirements, managing the adds space, etc. The revenue from the hippodrome will be shared according to the hippodrome ownership.

Create special racing events, tournaments, advertise your hippodrome, all to make your hippodrome the most popular in the DeRace metaverse! The more people you can attract, the more races you will be able to run.

Automating additional rewards

We will be automating the payouts of additional rewards — like NFTs and other tokens — for the races. This will increase the efficiency and transparency of the payouts, making it easier for the hippodrome owners to add special rewards for the racing events and tournaments.

Starting from July

Rewards for platform achievements

Summer is no vacation for our team! In July we are planning to introduce a platform achievement system with badges filled with various rewards for playing the game!

Races in different lanes

Our races will look a little different this summer as horses will lose their lanes and will race freely on the race track!

We believe that will bring even more excitement to NFT horse owners and the spectators!

DeRace marketplace

DeRace marketplace will become a one-stop-shop for all the DeRace NFTs. You will be able to easily and securely acquire your NFT horse, a jockey, performance boosting assets and more on the DeRace platform.

All the items in the DeRace marketplace will be sold for $DERC only, so make sure to load your wallet before going on a shopping spree.

Mini games and lotteries

Besides the exciting DeRace game we are planning to introduce mini games that you will be able to play and earn $DERC, NFTs and more!

Gen 0 and DJC owners will be the first to try it and will get plenty of exclusive ones with the best prize pools!

Hippodrome level system introduced

Our community owned hippodromes will get levels that will unlock many more exciting game play opportunities! Also, it will unlock upgrades and higher level races!

  • And more to come…
  • DeRace mobile app
  • Ads services integration
  • Integrations with external platforms and other wallets
  • 3rd party betting solution integration
  • API for horse racing streaming platforms

The extensive timeline for the other half of the year is coming in a few months! 👀

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 profit 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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