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Do you believe in God? Would you put your cryptocurrency holdings on it? Augur, an ethereum-based platform for betting on the outcome of real-world events, aims to be a repository of crowd-sourced knowledge for journalists, investors and policymakers, as well as an effective tool for hedging against adverse outcomes. But it’s also become one other …

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The day Augur launched it breezed into the rankings of top ethereum dapps by daily active users – but the momentum didn’t last long. Released on July 10, Augur allows users to create and bet on prediction markets tied to real-world events, such as World Cup games, elections and – unfortunately – murders. Having waited …

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“Killed, not die of natural causes or accidents.” Pretty much everyone saw them coming, but it was no less disturbing when assassination markets actually began to appear on Augur, a decentralized protocol for betting on the outcomes of real-world events and that launched two weeks ago on ethereum. The markets – which allow users to bet …

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Prediction platform Augur is fast attracting fans, at least if new data is any indication. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, figures from Predictions.Global, a website that allows users to view Augur markets without installing the app, show the platform, built on the ethereum blockchain, saw a spike in “open interest” from Sunday to Monday. A metric that …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The financial bubbles of 17th and 18th century Europe are favorite references for those, among both …

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One Augur user was so eager, they didn’t even wait for the user interface. That may have summed up the slapdash state of affairs Tuesday, hours after the Forecast Foundation, the non-profit behind the Auger protocol, announced the launch of its decentralized platform for betting on the outcome of events. By 5:00 UTC, the first prediction …

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Augur is finally live. The decentralized platform for betting on real-world predictions was one of the first applications built on top of the ethereum blockchain, and its creators  sold “reputation” (REP) tokens for over $5 million in 2015 – a time when few were talking about “ICOs” or “utility coins.” A public beta version of …

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In what could be one of the year’s most talked-about launches, a cryptocurrency project called Augur may soon invite its community to bet against its success. Created by the Forecast Foundation in 2015, the crowdsourced prediction protocol raised $5.5 million by selling REP tokens long before the term initial coin offering (ICO) had taken hold. …

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The price of the digital token underlying Augur’s ethereum-based prediction market has risen sharply in the past day, market data shows. The REP token had seen steady gains earlier in the day, rising 13.13 percent during the morning trading session (between 06:01 UTC and 12:00 UTC) and over 52 percent during the subsequent six-hour afternoon …

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