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Not Everything is a Token!

Not Everything is a Token!

Let’s be practical. Absolute decentralization is an ideal… Decentralizing software is a worthy ideal but very difficult to accomplish. Decentralization (or the extent thereof) will become a critical differentiator between old and new protocols, especially when censorship resistance, immutability, and trust issues are integral to what a protocol serves. Bob: “OK, I’ve got the lightswitch completely abstracted and almost fully decentralized!” Alice: “awesome, I’ll start getting the ICO ready!” Even as decentralization abstracts functionality previously embedded into centralized models, there…

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How To Create A Good Market on Augur

How To Create A Good Market on Augur

In Augur, there are three different types of markets that can be created – binary (yes/no), multiple choice, and scalar. While anyone can create a market on Augur, it’s important to put the time and effort in learning how to create a good market on Augur. Event Question What is the question the market should attempt to answer? Post a question about the future topic of something with widespread interest, and likely to be widely reported on. You will lose your market bond…

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Accidentally sent real REP or ETH to Augur beta? Get it back!

Accidentally sent real REP or ETH to Augur beta? Get it back!

While we’re in beta, Augur runs on the Ethereum testnet / our own private chain. Due to this, real REP or ETH sent to your account address isn’t useable for the time being. Although we’ve tried to make it clear in your account to not send real funds to Augur just yet, accidents happen, and some people have. If you’ve deposited real funds to Augur during beta, don’t sweat – you can get it back! Start by going to your…

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