Cryptocurrencies are systems that allow for the secure payments of online transactions that are denominated in terms of a virtual "token," representing ledger entries internal to the system itself. "Crypto" refers to the fact that various encryption algorithms and cryptographic techniques, such as elliptical curve encryption, public-private key pairs, and hashing functions, are employed.
As described in their whitepaper, Augur has set out to create the first decentralized, open-source platform for prediction markets. Based on the ideas of game theory and wisdom of the crowd, prediction markets achieve greater forecasting accuracy than any individual experts can. However, the problem with previously existing prediction markets is that they were all centralized.
Am angenehmsten ist wohl das Vorhandensein eines Live Chats. Aber auch kostenlose Hotlines sind direkte Kontaktmöglichkeiten, welche hoffentlich kurze Wartezeiten aufweisen. Schließlich sollte auch eine E-Mail Adresse bzw. ein Kontaktformular vorzufinden sein, welches den schriftlichen Weg ermöglicht. Sind all diese Formen gegeben, so bleibt kaum Grund zur Klage und man darf sich über einen starken Support freuen.
In 1998, Wei Dai published a description of "b-money", characterized as an anonymous, distributed electronic cash system. Shortly thereafter, Nick Szabo described bit gold. Like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that would follow it, bit gold (not to be confused with the later gold-based exchange, BitGold) was described as an electronic currency system which required users to complete a proof of work function with solutions being cryptographically put together and published. A currency system based on a reusable proof of work was later created by Hal Finney who followed the work of Dai and Szabo.