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Augur Co-founders Host Panel to Discuss the Platform at Distributed 2018

Last month, Distributed hosted its first flagship conference in San Francisco to bring together a wide array of industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the blockchain space, all of whom were brimming with ideas and observations about the current state of the industry and its future trajectory. Many of these specialists led discussions, as a continual centerpiece, on their own areas of expertise during panel sessions and fireside chats, presenting the audience with succinct and informative content.

Two of the co-founders of Augur, one of the space’s most exciting projects, Joey Krug and Jeremy Gardner, were joined by Tyler Evans from BTC Inc to provide a comprehensive summary of their platform, from the specifics of its founding history to its possibilities for future development. The two of them called Augur a more elegant model of the prediction market, which they characterized as a generic tool used by many financial organizations. The difference between Augur and other prediction markets, however, is that its decentralized structure solves several problems, reducing overhead costs on the consumer, catering to more specialty predictions, integrating a global market and more.

The pair went into great detail on many aspects of Augur, notably including the specifics of its token network and some advice about the generalized use of tokens. For the full video and other informative panels from the conference, visit Distributed’s YouTube channel.

Bitcoin Now Available Through Coinstar Kiosks Nationwide

Distributed Summary:

  • Coinstar and Coinme team up to offer bitcoin-for-cash transactions at grocery stores around the country
  • Twitter users have shared photos of the on-screen process

Here Come the Three Bears

Joseph Lubin Joins ErisX

Distributed Summary:

  • The founder of ConsenSys joins the board of ErisX, a spot and futures crypto asset platform
  • Could precede additional assets becoming available on the platform
  • Signals potential optimism for 2019 crypto asset market

Legislation From Wyoming Could Enable Blockchain-Based Stock Certificates

Distributed Summary:

  • Bipartisan bill would allow corporations to use blockchain tokens as their only form of stock certification
  • Comes on the heels of other pro-blockchain legislation passed in the state
  • Successful implementation under these blockchain-friendly laws may change legislation elsewhere