Augur Weekly Report — February 20th

Development Update:

In the last week the dev team has been cranking away on issues for the Angry Artichoke milestone. The team is still working on the major initiatives described last week, and some really good progress has been made in all areas. The current plans should give us solid footing on UI redesign tasks as well as finalizing major portions of Augur V2 development over the next few weeks.

Product / Design

The design team has finished the new designs for the upcoming Account and Portfolio pages. The goal of these pages will be to communicate a users’ position, their current risk, and allow them to interact with important parts of the system in a consistent way. This work was immediately handed off to the UI Dev team for implementation. Beginning this week Design has started focusing on the reporting user-experience design. Over the next sprint they will continue working on reporting pages, as well as verifying current designs for mobile and making changes as needed.

UI Development

The UI team focused the first half of this sprint on finishing up tasks for the Trading page redesign. This includes some exciting items like brand new charts for profit and loss and price history. Work on the trading page has been almost fully completed, and most of the team has moved on to implementing new re-usable components that will be used to put together all redesigned pages.

Middleware / Backend

The middleware and backend teams have been continuing development on their efforts to make an in-browser state component design to replace the Augur Node server. In the last week they’ve sketched out a large amount of the overall design, including exactly how we will store and index data, and how to handle reorgs efficiently while keeping the application responsive. For reliability this comes with a whole new testing framework from the start so all new development is supported by new tests.


The contracts team and game theorists are continuing the tasks laid out for Augur V2. During the last week three major code changes have been submitted and are still in first level review. These changes include exciting new features like fast resolution and the ability to update orders.

Augur Metrics:

Pre-Finalization Markets: 595 (+5)

All-Time Finalized Markets: 1,413 (+29)

Pre-Finalization Open Interest: $664,490.47 (4,537 ETH)

CASH Contract: $899,691.36 USD (6,060 ETH)

ETH Price: $148.46

Please note: Previously, the OI was recorded from Predictions.Global, which included unclaimed finalized OI in its calculation. From here on, we will be reporting pre-finalization OI and breaking down market tallies into pre-finalization, and all-time finalized categories, as calculated by CrystalBall.Be.

Guesser — Open to the Public

In their own words:

Today, we’ve opened Guesser to those who had not signed up before. Anyone that visits the website from outside the U.S. can now invest in the outcome of real world events with 3 clicks.

Guesser has also introduced their Bet of the Week feature, a unique weekly market where they will supplement liquidity, if necessary, to ensure everyone who wants to participate can do so.

This week’s bet of the week: which movie will receive with the highest number of Oscars?

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Thus, we do not seek to advise others on how to use the protocol. We encourage those in the community that are well educated on Augur to pay it forward and share their ideas for best practices, tips, fixes and etc with the larger community via Twitter, Reddit, Discord, Github and other community channels. For more information regarding the role of the Forecast Foundation, checkout the FAQ.


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