Welcome back to the Tribe! In this post we are going to cover the Zen Run Genotype trait that horses have. There’s a lot to learn to lets go ahead and dive in!
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Zed Run Genotype
In this post we are going to dive into a fun property that Zed Run horses hold.
If you are unfamiliar with Zed Run, it is a virtual horse racing platform where stable owners can race their NFTs for Ethereum. You can find more about it here on our official review if you are new to the platform.
What Is Zed Run Genotype
To answer this frankly, it is the genealogy of an NFT horse represented by a numerical number from 1 all the way to 268.
Every NFT horse has this property and it can be thought of as an indicator for the horse’s potential base ability. For instance, you would naturally assume a Z001 would be better than a Z057.
While that is not always the case, it certainly lends the idea that stable owners will want to collect low Z value horses due to their potential to be better racers, breeders, and retain their value.
What Is Z Value
Z value is the property that reflects a horses genotype.
For example, lets take a look at the genesis horses since they are broken down from bloodtype and genotype:
- Nakamoto genesis horses have either a Z001 or Z002 property
- Szabo genesis horses have either a Z003 or Z004 property
- Finney genesis horses have either a Z005, Z006, or Z007 property
- And finally Buterin horses have either a Z008, Z009, or Z010 property
As we can tell, the Nakamoto horses are the most sought after and prized horses on the platform due to their low natural Z values and higher potential to be good racers and breeders.
Speaking of breeding, what happens when two horses breed in regards to their genotype?
When two horses breed, the offspring is a combination of the parents Z value. For example, if a Z010 and a Z005 breed they will produce a Z015.
Therefore, you will never be able to breed anything lower than a Z002, since the lowest pair of parents you can have is a Z001 and a Z001.
Due to this, lower Z value horses will retain value better, inherit more traits from their parents, and have the best potential to became great racers.
Why It Matters
Although why does this matter?
At the end of the day, genotype is a sort of hierarchy in the horse world. While a Z010 could still be better than a Z001, it is rare.
For that reason, genotype is only an indication of potential. You will never really know how great a horse is until you breed and race it. Stable owners must take genotype as just that, face value.
How It Effects Racing
In practice though, it is clear that Z001’s are the platform’s Bitcoin.
For instance, in the grand finals of the first Fibonacci cup on the platform, almost all of the finalists were either Z001, or Z002.
This does not mean that a higher Z value horse could not have made it, but it does show the importance of having a low Z value for more consistency and quality.
For those that are probably wondering this question,
“What is the point then in racing against Z001’s that will always beat my horse in the end?”
Well, there is always a chance that your horse will still win. While it is low, it is there. And everyone loves and upset.
Besides the small probability, the Zed Run platform is aiming at bringing utility to the masses.
What that means is that they want to provide the higher Z value horses with more utility and in turn more value. This might be through tournaments where only Z020+ horses can enter or it might be with tracks where only high Z value horses can race for large prize pools. We are not sure exactly how this will play out, but they have communicated as such.
In the meantime, we suggest people get used to the platform and build out your stables!
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