Augur Weekly Development Update — January 10th
Second update of the year! Our community engagement looks to be growing, we appreciate all the tweets, Reddit comments, and questions popping up in the Discord. A friendly reminder to come join us @ augur.net/invite!
As shared in the previous update, our team was able to fix and address all issues raised in the extremely through initial contract audits. We have packaged up all the fixes, and delivered them to our auditors. A second engagement was signed with them today for a second round, which includes reviewing everything we fixed and changed. We were given the timeline of about three weeks for delivery of a v2 audit report. This should be the final round (assuming all is well) 🙏🏻.
UI / Augur Node
We shared some screenshots of what’s running @ dev.augur.net on Twitter this past week, and received quite a bit of positive feedback. The auth pages, main topics page, and menu / markets page can be seen below:
We shared this past week that we would be supporting Edge, uPort, and Ledger as authentication methods — however, after recent community feedback, we will also now be supporting MetaMask. Once the MetaMask integration is complete (around the end of this week) there are a few more loose ends to finish up on the main trading page, and then it will all be pushed live to dev.augur.net.
The whitepaper has been ‘locked’, in the sense that no more content will be added. It’s in the editing phase now, meaning deleting things, cleaning up sections, proof reading, etc. While we don’t have a hard estimate on delivery for this, we’re getting as many internal eyes on it as we can. Once review is completed, it will just need formatting and then it’s ready for publishing.
We’ve hired another full time front-end developer, starting on Jan 31st. We’ve also hired a devops contractor, with hopes to roll him into full-time. Details will come when they begin their first day!
Vincent Chen and Ramon Recuero wrote a post on the YCombinator blog titled “Building for the Blockchain”, where they highlight Augur as a great use case for decentralization. Overall, it’s a great piece and we highly recommend checking it out:
Our goal in this post is to: 1. Explain how blockchain development differs from existing development paradigms. 2…blog.ycombinator.com
A community member also wrote a nice piece on prediction markets and the future of self regulation, including Augur:
Augur is on its way. As a decentralized oracle and prediction market, Augur not only allows for the winnowing of truth…medium.com
The Augur Wikipedia was updated, including some new descriptive paragraphs and a more detailed historical timeline:
Augur was founded in 2014 by Jack Peterson and Joey Krug to develop a decentralized oracle and prediction market…en.wikipedia.org
Lastly, we have some updated content / questions from the Augur StackExchange:
Augur Contracts (augur-core):
Augur Client Front-End (augur):
Augur Node (augur-node):
The Augur Team