Decentralized betting platforms like Polymarket and YieldWars are seeing accelerated trading volume growth leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
October sees record volume for TRUMP and BIDEN markets three weeks ahead of the U.S. election.
With the first presidential debate now smoldering behind us, the betting markets have picked their winner: Joe Biden.
"Ethereum is on the way to becoming a whale chain," said Gnosis co-founder Stefan George. That's why his team's tech is moving to xDai.
The blockchain predictions platform is upgrading to version 2 in July, but users will have to migrate to a new token if they want to use it.
Erasure is a smart contract on Ethereum for people to share information and to express confidence about that information by putting money behind it.
Veil says no one has been able to support long-running markets on Augur, so they're creating AugurLite for early bets on the presidential election.
Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.
The bitcoin block reward will be cut in half next year – and soon, market watchers can place bets on exactly when the subsidy halving will happen.
Veil has acquired Predictions.Global, the leading site for exploring Augur data.
Betting on elections to the U.S. House has brought over $700,000 onto the platform, pushing the midterms market into the top spot.
Smart contract coders could be held liable for providing predictive "event contracts" on a blockchain, a CFTC commissioner has said.