just thinking it would be great to create a post for everyone to post what they want to have for future releases of the augur app or anything related to using augur.
here is my wish list for now:
i’m rather new to the community so some of the above may have been discussed before already. anyhow i guess no harm posting it for another time and help the community grows :D
Augur is actually becoming a useful betting tool. It's easy to find markets where a bet can be instantly placed at a decent price.
Offering to buy at .005 ETH means you think there's a .5% chance the thing is going to happen. Nobody is going to take those odds unless it's something wild like the sun exploding before 2019, and even then why would I lock up like €200 so I can potentially win €1 less fees etc in a few months time.
I get that it looks exciting when you get the little message saying "potential profit: 500%" or whatever but unless someone takes up your offer it's worthless.
... Sadly, I didn't make a market for this.
The fork is scheduled for block 4230000, which (by some rough calculations) will land in 3-5 hours (assuming 11-second and 15-second average block time, respectively). That's around 15:00 UTC, +/- 1 hour.
The highest perceived impact, I think, will be EIP-1283, "Net gas metering for SSTORE".
One criticism of Augur I've seen a lot is "transactions being very expensive", with cited prices referencing the maximum gas allowance (millions of gas in many cases), as estimated during transaction signing. This is slightly misleading: after the transactions get confirmed, the end-of-execution consumption is often around 30-50%% of the maximum.
If I had to guess, the maximum is so high due to Augur's contracts setting (to non-0) and re-setting (to 0) values in storage (e.g. for the
nonReentrant mutex); there's no other mechanism I can think of that requires the maximum allowance to be high, but the post-transaction bill to be low, with such great a disparity.
If someone's got an
augur-app synced to Ropsten, it'd be nice to see a comparison before the fork and after.
EDIT: Oh, look. It takes 2 minutes to sync; guess I'll try this myself.
So, I downloaded the 1.6.2 app for Windows, and synced it to 100%.
Then, I opened brave browser, logged into metamask and tried to use the "Open in Browser" button.
It spits out this page:
Do I have an error with the node selection?
So I buy my Rep and then send it to my own Eth address. Is there anthing I need to do to actually use the token? I see people saying you get paid tx fees when the platform is used, are these just airdropped to me? Sorry totally new to Rep and looking for good sources of info, I find the best links always come from the community! Thanks :)
Having used Augur and Stox i can't see a reason to use Augur again but i'm wondering how Stox have made such a great platform and whether there is a trade off on the back end?
Does anybody know the technical differences and why this may make Augur a better choice ?
Hey folks, writing an article surveying different tools/(d)apps built atop Augur. Here's what I have so far. Let me know if I'm leaving out anything important or if you're building something yourself that you think should be included. In no particular order...
If I have hodlings in a market that is later declared invalid, do i not just get my funds returned to me (minus gas)?
This article seems to suggest otherwise: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-prediction-market-augur-is-gearing-up-for-its-first-major-upgrade/
(4th paragraph under "Risk Relief" heading)
I know this may be a bit premature since the v2 specifications have only just been released. But would the use it or lose it function of REP in fork disputes be too troublesome for Exhanges to bother with? Has it been considered how this will effect exchanges listing of REP and therefore liquidity of the token?
Can anyone explain to me what is going on here? It seems like this market on the price of ETH at the end of sept 2018 was meant to expire at the start of september (???) it is now October 4th and it still has not been resolved?
I've only been in the crypto space for about a year and am very interested in this project. However, I have serious concerns investing in something where you must "use or lose" your REP when: 1) There are not enough markets to stake 2) Even if there were, the rewards for doing so are unclear 3) Most importantly, the UI and overall system are relatively unfriendly to the average user such that (even assuming they've figured out a fiat on ramp, bought eth, then bought and transferred REP) would have a difficult time actually figuring out how to stake their REP.
Am I wrong or is it not unfair to penalize people for not staking/disputing when the interface with which they are expected to accomplish such things is not intuitive and/or there are not easy to follow guides?
Just my two cents, any thoughts?