Today, on May 17, it was declared by the Augur team that after years of extension, the smart contracts of Augur will be live on the Ethereum mainnet on July 9, 2018. The official announcement caused the market to react, making the price of REP (the native token of Augur) to rise by about 10 percent.
Actually most effecient tokens in early May including EOS, 0x (ZRX), and WanChain (WAN), fell by large margins during the last 3 days. After that, the 10 percent gain of REP is quite noteworthy. Augur was established in 2014 by Joey Krug as a decentralized prediction platform. Krug displayed that the original Augur smart contracts on Ethereum were written before solidity, the most widely used Ethereum programming language, was invented.
He underlined that Augur is undoubtedly the complex project on the Ethereum network and is about 10 times more complicated than MakerDAO, which he noted is the second most complex project on Ethereum. Krug affirmed that developing a resolve to decide consensus on real-world events, which Augur users can place bets on, has been as difficult as solving proof-of-stake consensus algorithm due to scalability flaws.
Solving consensus on real world events was initially a research problem, we thought some previous literature had solved it, but it turns out it really hadn’t and had severe scalability and inventive flaws the more we audited it. It’s imo about as difficult as solving PoS. Augur’s about 10x more complex than the second most complicated ethereum project, makerdao, which has about 10 contracts vs augur’s 100 [complexity isn’t a good thing, and the augur team has tried to make it as simple as possible, it’s just a really complicated endeavors.
Augur Core Developer
The 10 percent increase in the price of REP has shown the condition of the market which has been on a continuous decline since early May.