Category: Augur

Augur: The World’s Most Embarrassing & Promising DApp

As Reid Hoffman once put it, If you‘re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. Augur is pretty embarrassing at this point, but I’m not too worried. Remember what Amazon looked like back in the day? The real question is how quickly it...

Getting An Edge On Augur
A Few Thoughts On Beating Prediction Markets

Wanted to share some early, developing thoughts on how to play Augur’s prediction markets. To get some context, if you haven’t yet, check out my recent post The Radical Potential Of Augur. Augur launched just last week and you can download it here and connect on Reddit or Discord...

The Radical Potential Of Augur

Just-launched Augur is clumsy, slow, ugly. . . and potentially world-changing. As Augur co-founder Joey Krug put it, we’re trying to stream HD videos in 1995. Due to scaling woes on Ethereum, Augur will likely remain sluggish and costly for a few years. Throw in the fact that on first glance,...

The Perks of Not Existing
A Couple Quick Thoughts On Imaginary Coins

For some of Ethereum’s fledgling rivals, their greatest liability is their greatest asset in the markets: they do not exist (yet).¹ Something that does not exist cannot be clumsy, ugly, or slow. It cannot get hacked or compromised. Its network cannot get clogged or overwhelmed. It cannot encounter growing...