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Powering Prediction Markets

A prediction market protocol owned and operated by the people that use it.

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Augur Prediction Markets

Predict the next election, short a cryptocurrency, or hedge against disaster.

Use Cases for Augur

Political Forecasting

Turn political knowledge into predictive power by trading on the outcome of upcoming elections, potential policy decisions, and other political events.

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Event Hedging

Hedge against catastrophic events like natural disasters, market crashes, and geopolitical upheaval by betting that the event will occur.

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Weather Prediction

Harness the power of crowds to create a more accurate weather prediction tool for events like hurricane landfalls, heat waves, and daily temperature averages.

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Company Forecasting

Companies can use Augur to guide decision making by forecasting vital information such as total product sales and project completion times.

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Join The Augur Ecosystem

Join the growing number of developers, projects and companies building on the Augur protocol.

Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets

Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets
Why Augur Prediction Markets


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Benefits of Augur

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Low Trading Fees

Trading fees go directly to market creators and reporters. There's no third party making money from your trades.

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User-Created Markets

There are no limits on what markets can be created. If you want to trade on it, a market can be created for it. [1]

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Automated Payouts

Get paid as soon as a market's winning outcome is declared. Payments are automated and transparent.

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Open to All

Augur is a permissionless protocol. Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate.

Currencies of Augur

ETH

Ethereum

Why Augur Prediction Markets

Trading on the Augur protocol is done with Ethereum. As one of the most widely-used cryptocurrencies, Ethereum helps make trading on Augur accessible to all.

REP

Reputation

Why Augur Prediction Markets

Augur's Reputation token is used for reporting and disputing the outcome of events. Reporters are rewarded for reporting correctly.

The Augur Cycle:

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Choose an Event

Choose an event to predict. Anything is fair game, from the next presidential election to the success of a company’s product.

Create a Market

Check the list of open markets to see if a market already exists for your event. If not, create one. [1]

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Augur Prediction Markets

Buy and Sell Shares

Trade on the outcome of your event by buying and selling shares in its market. Buy shares to go long on an outcome, or sell shares to short it.

Report the Outcome

Report the winning outcome of the event after it occurs. Other users can dispute your report if they don't agree.

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Augur Prediction Markets

Claim Your Winnings

Users who hold shares of the winning outcomes are paid out from the market contract when the market is resolved.

Join the Augur Community

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Join the Conversation

The Augur community discusses design and development daily on Discord. Community members are always welcome to join with questions and feedback.

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Getting Started for Developers

Anyone is welcome to contribute to Augur. The best way to begin is to join the Augur Discord channel, where the Augur community discusses design and development every day.

If you have a specific issue you would like to report, open an Issue in the relevant Github repository. If you have code you would like to contribute, open a Pull Request. Directions for setting up a local development environment can be found in each repository.

Github Repositories

The Augur Github repositories can be found at github.com/AugurProject.

The repos under most active development are:

Steps for using the Augur App

Choose which Ethereum node you would like to connect to.

Default configurations for Ethereum networks or running a local Ethereum node are available.
All configuration options are editable.

After entering your Ethereum node connection information, click Connect.

The Augur App will start syncing with your Ethereum node of choice, and once the sync is complete you can click "Open Augur App" to open the Augur user interface in your browser.

Connect to the Augur App with an Ethereum wallet of your choice.

The Augur platform currently supports Metamask, Trezor, Ledger, and Edge.

NOTE: A Web Version of Augur is also available on the Rinkeby test network.

Go to dev.augur.net, connect your Ethereum wallet, and you're good to go. Use a Rinkeby faucet to get testnet ETH to play with, and grab some testnet REP on the Augur App's Account page.