Forecast platform Augur was accused of “creating a market for assassins”

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On the Internet there was a criticism of the Augur platform, which is called a “decentralized tote”. Users express indignation over the possibility of creating bets on the death of a person, as well as the likelihood of committing terrorist acts.

Users of the platform are betting on the date of death of such people as head of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, head of Amazon Jeff Bezos, American actress and TV presenter Betty White or US Senator John McCain.

Larry Chemak from Diar found even more controversial rates. So, users vote whether Donald Trump will be killed during his presidency, and whether there will be shooting in the US with more than 4 killed before the end of 2018.

Cryptocurrency opener Dogecoin Jackson Palmer expressed the hope that the team Augur will be called to account after the “tragic” consequences.

Earlier in 2015, co-founder Augur Joey Krug managed to avoid persecution by the state.