On the Internet there was a criticism of the Augur platform, which is called a "decentralized totalizator". Users express indignation over the possibility of creating bets on the death of a person, as well as the likelihood of committing terrorist acts. This is reported by Bitsonline.
One of the bitcoin developers Matt Odell in his Twitter commented on the appearance, he said, of the "market of assassins" on Augur
Matt Odell Twitter
Users of the Augur platform make bets on the date of death of people such as Warren Buffett (head of Berkshire Hathaway), Jeff Bezos (head of Amazon), Betty White (American actress and TV presenter) or US Senator John McCain.
And Larry Chemak from Diar found even more controversial rates. So, users vote whether Donald Trump will be killed during his presidency, and whether there will be shooting in the US with more than 4 killed before the end of 2018.
Larry Cermak Twitter
Because if you provide financial incentives to commit crime there will likely be a tipping point at which someone cracks and feels incentivized enough. Keep in mind there are already deranged killers out there who are currently unpaid... this gives them an income source.
Representatives of The Forecast Foundation, Augur developers, emphasize that users are responsible for making predictions.
Markets on Augur are created by individual users of the Augur protocol. The Forecast Foundation does not operate or control, nor can it control, what markets and actions people perform and create on the Augur protocol. People who do create markets using the Augur protocol must ensure they’re in compliance with all their local jurisdictional laws, rules and regulations.
The launch of the Augur mainnet took place on July 10. Over a week the turnover of transactions exceeded $ 1.5 million.