Last May, Augur launched one of the most anticipated ICOs. After raising five million dollars, the total market cap of Augur’s REP token soon topped a billion dollars before the market went downhill. With a mostly boring price action, is Augur a good bet?
Augur (REP) Fundamentals
Augur, not to be confused with Shrek, the Ogre, is a predictions market, where people can bet on real-world events. For example, you can bet on the winners of a basketball game, an election, or even on tomorrow’s weather. But unlike most predictions markets, Augur is secured by decentralized smart contracts. Payouts are controlled by code, rather than centralized entities.
Augur’s founders say that this makes Augur a better way of forecasting events, because “the wisdom of the crowd” can be more accurate than any one person’s predictions.
Unfortunately, Augur’s crowd isn’t very big: there are only a handful of users each day, and many people say Augur is too hard to use. That may be due for a change, as new platforms like Veil bring an improved user experience to the predictions platform.
REP/USD Technical Analysis
From a technical point, the forecast also looks partly sunny. Looking at Augur’s REP price action versus the USD, the REP/USD pair is attempting to break above a very important price level, on the upper band of the daily Ichimoku Cloud.
The Ichimoku cloud is an indicator that helps you understand the crowd sentiment and we use it as an indication for where the price could head in the future. REP/USD has been trading under the cloud since last May.
So a break above the cloud could open doors for sunny days, and help REP reach the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of $34. The longer-term resistance sits at $51.
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