|Developer(s)||Forecast Foundation OU, Jack Peterson, Joey Krug|
|Type||Prediction Market Platform|
|License||Free software (GPL)|
Augur is a decentralized prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain that was founded in 2014 by Jack Peterson and Joey Krug with support from the Forecast Foundation, advisors to which include Intrade founder Ron Bernstein and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. After a crowdfunding in August 2015, the project launched in July 2018.
Augur's user numbers dropped off sharply after launch: from 265 daily users in early July, to 37 on 8 August.
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