BOCA RATON, FL, April 11, 2023 – Game of Silks (Silks), the first metaverse that mirrors real-world American thoroughbred horse racing, today announced that it has reached an agreement with The Jockey Club Information Systems to provide Silks with data on North American Thoroughbreds, including pedigrees, race statistics and performance analysis, to power the game.
Silks will use the data to create digital replicas – called “Digital Twins” – and catalog them on the Ethereum blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In the Game of Silks metaverse, players can acquire, collect, and trade digital twins, and earn digital assets — such as cryptocurrency and NFTs — when a twin’s real-life counterpart wins a race or breeds . Residents of the 200,000-acre Silks metaverse can also earn digital assets and cooperate with other players by building farms and stables as part of the game’s digital horse racing economy.
“Securing data from the official Jockey Club database makes Silks the only game on the market capable of authentically replicating the thrill of professional thoroughbred racing and introducing the sport to new audiences,” said said Troy Levy, co-founder of Game of Silks. “This is a big step towards achieving our goal of having a fantasy football-sized impact on the sport of horse racing.”
In 2022, Silks began the process of creating and selling Digital Twins’ 2021 foal crop using data from all yearling (one-year-old) Thoroughbreds registered with the Jockey Club. With the start of the spring racing season, these two-year-olds are set to begin their racing careers at the Keeneland Spring Meet on April 7, which also marks the start of the inaugural Game of Silks racing season.
The Jockey Club information systems agreement is the latest development step for Silks. In December 2022, Silks became the official blockchain partner of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which operates renowned racetracks including Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course, and Aqueduct Racetrack. The partnership represents NYRA’s first step into the world of blockchain gaming and strengthens Silks’ ties with the professional racing community.
About Game of Silks
Game of Silks (Silks) is the first blockchain game to reflect the real world of thoroughbred horse racing. The Silks metaverse is powered by an in-game economy and marketplace where participants can own and trade horses, avatars, land, and stables to earn rewards through skillful gameplay and experience the thrill of owning pure horses. blood. Game of Silks was launched in June 2021 by co-founders Dan Nissanoff and Troy Levy. To read the Silks white paper and learn more, visit silks.io or join Silks Discord.
About the Jockey Club
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfilling its mission, the Jockey Club, directly or through affiliates, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and responds to information and technology from owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole source of funding for America’s Best Racing, the large-scale fan development initiative for thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbetracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.
Here is an old interview with Troy Levy, co-founder of Game of Silks on Past The Wire TV: