ShapeShift Now Supports Augur’s Decentralized Prediction Market

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ShapeShift.io has integrated the Augur Reputation (REP) token, a tradable Blockchain asset bestowing votes to users of Augur‘s prediction market platform. Customers anywhere in the world can now buy or sell Augur REP instantly along with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash and dozens of additional Blockchain assets. There is no signup process nor account required to use ShapeShift.

Augur’s REP token is the first decentralized oracle solution ever implemented, and allows its holders to report on the outcome of events on Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform. Each token entitles its owner 1/22-millionth of all market trading fees in return for faithful reporting on market outcomes.

“Decentralized prediction markets are one of the most important applications to derive from Blockchain technology,” explained Erik Voorhees, ShapeShift’s CEO. “Augur has pioneered and popularized the concept and we’re honored to support REP on ShapeShift from day one.”

Demand exists for REP due to ownership of the token being the only way to obtain half of the fees on the Augur platform. A limited supply exists of 11 million of these tokens due to mathematical proof of ownership and a consensus of honest transaction validators. Ownership of Augur reputation grants the right to be paid in exchange for providing real-world information to Augur.

By including REP on ShapeShift, software developers and users can immediately exchange between Reputation and assets like Bitcoin or Ethereum, bringing seamless liquidity to the ecosystem.

“ShapeShift is known throughout the crypto space as one of the best services for digital asset users. New users will have an incredibly easy to use method to convert cryptocurrencies into REP tokens and vice-versa,” said Tony Sakich, Augur’s director of marketing, “It’s wonderful to have such an easy tool to recommend novice users who are interested in REP for the first time!”

Companies and individuals can immediately utilize the ShapeShift website or API to convert between REP and most other leading Blockchain assets such as Bitcoin, with no account or sign up needed.

ShapeShift is a crucial piece of infrastructure in the world of Bitcoin. From start to finish, users can exchange Blockchain tokens in seconds, with no account required. No emails or passwords. No lengthy sign­up process. No accounts. No bid and ask orders. No friction. ShapeShift’s goal is the fastest, safest, and most convenient way to swap digital assets. See more at: https://shapeshift.io

Augur Reputation (REP) token is the first decentralized oracle solution, allowing holders to report on the outcome of events presented in the Augur Platform’s prediction markets. Ownership of Augur Reputation grants the right to be paid in exchange for providing information to Augur. To learn more visit: https://www.augur.net/

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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