Too Long; Didn't Read
Prediction markets are a sector ripe for disruption from blockchain technology. Scalability problems and broader adoption remain as potential growth inhibitors when it comes to a project like Augur. Augur's open-source development infrastructure is commendable, replete with easy to navigate GitHub pages and well-written documentation. There are essentially innumerable use cases for a decentralized prediction market platform, which opens up the universe of questions that can be asked and reduces the regulatory worry that might come with a more centralized solution. The team has made clear multiple times that the fork state possibility (laid out in the whitepaper) is encoded into the protocol simply to ensure that consensus will always be achieved.