Augur is a decentralized prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. It allows users to create and bet on the outcome of events using the platform’s native token, the REP token.

Users can create markets for any conceivable event, from political elections to sports outcomes. Participants can buy shares in the possible outcomes of these events, with the price of each share reflecting the market’s prediction of that outcome’s likelihood.

Augur’s decentralized nature means that there is no central authority controlling the outcomes of the markets. Instead, outcomes are determined by users staking REP tokens on the correct result. This incentivizes users to report honestly on the outcome of events, as they have a financial stake in the accuracy of their reporting.

Augur’s use of blockchain technology ensures that all transactions and predictions are transparent and cannot be altered after the fact. This level of transparency and decentralization sets Augur apart from traditional prediction markets and makes it an innovative player in the cryptocurrency space.