Augur Kicks Off Collaboration With Global Design Firm IDEO CoLab & Begins Contract Auditing

We are very excited to announce Augurs collaboration with IDEO. IDEO will be working closely with Augur’s front-end development team to enhance Augur’s user experience over the next two months.

IDEO is a global design company, taking a human-centered approach to innovation by focusing on ‘design thinking’ to transform products, services, and business strategies. Augur will be working with IDEO’s CoLab, which is an R&D network with corporate members in the fintech, energy, and healthcare industries.

The collaboration between IDEO CoLab and Augur will explore design principles for decentralized applications, with a focus on intuitive, easy-to-use user interfaces for cryptographic and blockchain applications.

“We’re excited to continue our research into distributed web applications and this is a great fit for our Decentralized Markets interest group,”
- Joe Gerber, Managing Director, IDEO CoLab.

We are also very pleased to announce that Augur’s smart contract audits are ready to begin. Over the past month, two security-critical parts of Augur’s middleware (keythereum and ethrpc) have been audited, and last week SmartContractSolutions began its audit of the Serpent compiler, which compiles the Augur smart contracts so they can be uploaded to the blockchain.

The smart contracts are the final large piece that needs to be audited before Augur’s launch on Ethereum’s mainnet. The first contracts we’re sending out for audits are the trading and data contracts; the reporting contracts will be audited next.

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Cheers,
The Augur Team