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Can we say that "Augur" is a decentralized Oracle against "Oraclize" as a centralized model?

I mean can we consider Augur as a decentralized Oracle and on the other hand, Oraclize as a centralized model? I say this based on this article: LINK. Since in Augur there is a consensus between a group of distributed data carriers. (I am not totally sure about that.)

Form Augur white paper:

Augur is a trustless, decentralized oracle and platform for prediction markets. The outcomes of Augur’s prediction markets are chosen by users that hold Augur’s native Reputation token, who stake their tokens on the actual observed outcome and, in return, receive settlement fees from the markets.

And does it mean that Augur is used only for the "market prediction" ?

  • that's a nice way of putting it. the "potential" is certaily there, however, Augur is brand spanking new (just hit the Mainnet) and does not "yet" have the wide breadth of resources that Oraclize currently supports. so i'd say if you need a solution TODAY, stick with Oraclize – nyusternie Aug 21 '18 at 15:40

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