Ethereum Powered Prediction Market Platform, Augur, Launches Crowdsale

Ethereum Powered Prediction Market Platform, Augur, Launches Crowdsale

Ethereum and smart contracts have a lot of promise and Augur is one of those applications. Cryptocurrency, and the underlying technologies that come along with it, have the potential to disrupt entire markets, forcing them to either fade away or change dramatically in order to remain relevant. Prediction markets are one thing that decentralization could massively overhaul, eliminating points of failure as well as the possibility of cheating or corruption, while retaining the advantages prediction markets have in forecasting outcomes. The blockchain also secures customers’ funds, assuring....


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Augur, a decentralized platform allowing individuals to create prediction markets on a vast array of topics, announced today that it was launching its alpha test."Traditionally, prediction markets have fallen short due to their need for volume in order to be valuable forecasting tools," explained Jeremy Gardner, the Director of Operations at Augur. "Having a global, unstoppable, blockchain-based prediction markets platform means anyone in the world with internet can connect to Augur."However, Augur is not, itself, a prediction market. Rather, it is open-source code for a prediction markets....

Token Sale Exceeds $1.7M, but Augur's 'Reputation' Isn't All About the Money

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Augur Launches Prediction Market Beta Testing

Decentralized prediction market Augur has just launched its beta testing platform. The trial will be open to anyone, and its team of developers is asking for feedback from users. On its blog, the company explains it has “overhauled” its User Interface (UI) and “fine-tuned” the smart contracts “so that Augur will scale painlessly to billions in volume.” Over the past few weeks, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the release of Augur and expectations of when reputation tokens will hit the trading markets. Back in September of 2015, the prediction market startup made headlines....

Augur Breaks The 1,000 BTC Mark in Prediction Market Crowdsale

Augur has launched the world's first decentralized prediction market that would be open to the general public. Prediction markets work on the idea that large groups of people are able to make much more accurate predictions than, small teams of experts. Augur enables participants in its prediction markets to now put their money where their mouth is. Participants back their beliefs by placing wagers on the outcomes of diverse events, that range on everything from politics, the economy and even the environment itself. The funds are stored securely on Augur's platform, and are accessible only....

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