How to Buy Augur Crypto (REP)
What is Augur REP?
According to Coingecko, Augur is : Augur is a trustless, decentralized platform for prediction markets. Augur is an <a href="https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/ethereum">Ethereum</a>-based decentralized prediction market that leverages the wisdom of the crowds to create a search engine for the future that runs on its own token, REP. Augur allows users to create their markets for specific questions they may have and to profit from the trading buys while allowing users to buy positive or negative shares regarding the outcome of a future event. Prediction markets are markets created to trade the probability of an event happening. The market prices indicate what the crowd thinks the probability of an event happening. Predictive markets have shown to have been effective in accurately forecasting many results however it is still not widely used due to the many regulatory hurdles involved in setting up such a market. Augur aims to set up such a market in a decentralized manner. Augur is an Ethereum-based decentralized prediction market that leverages the wisdom of the crowds to create a search engine for the future that runs on its own token, REP. Augur allows users to create their markets for specific questions they may have and to profit from the trading buys while allowing users to buy positive or negative shares regarding the outcome of a future event. Augur REP is the gambling cryptocurrency. It’s the crypto token you can use to bet on sporting events, political outcomes, economies and just about everything else in the prediction markets. Online gambling is a $52 billion a year industry. At its founding the project included Intrade founder Ron Bernstein, Robin Hanson, and Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin among its advisers. In April 2015, Augur's first contract was uploaded to the Ethereum network.The first beta version was released in March 2016. In October 2016, all the reputation tokens that were for sale during the 2015 crowdfunding campaign were distributed to their owners on the live Ethereum network and the two largest cryptocurrency exchanges, <a href="https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/poloniex">Poloniex</a> and <a href="https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/kraken">Kraken</a>, added support for these tokens on their trading platforms. The project was delayed until it was launched in July 2018.
Where can I buy REP Crypto?
You can buy Augur on Uniswap.
Why should you buy Augur?
Augur is really one of a kind project. The roadmap is incredibly promising and if the dev team can keep up with the with it, it's only a matter of time for the market to catch up. It's a very risky play but one that can yield amazing profits. Do you own diligence and research the project further so you can make your own decision.
How to Buy Augur Crypto?
Step 1 - Setting up a Metamask Wallet
Metamask is by far the most used walled in the world of Ethereum. Whenever you want to buy and sell cryptocurrencies or even use blockchain apps that run on the Ethereum Network, Metamask will be your best friend. Setting up the wallet is also very simple and easy.Head over to metamask.io and click Download. You'll need to use Google Chrome, Brave Browser, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge for this to work. So make sure you are using one of these four browsers. Now at the end of the page, click on the browser you're using and install the extension.
You are now the Welcome Page of Metamask. Click on 'Get Started.' Now click on 'Create a Wallet.' Choose a strong password for your Metamask wallet and continue.
Very Important Part! Keeping your backup phrase safe is the difference between having millions in your account or be that guy on the landfill looking for his old hard drive.
Click on reveal your backup phrase and write every word down on paper. Make sure you don't save your backup phrase on anything digital. This is for your security. After you wrote down your backup phrase, you'll be asked to confirm it. Click on every word in the correct order, and you should be done.
Step 2 - Buy Ethereum on Simpleswap
Simpleswap is the easiest way to buy crypto today. Free from registrations, KYC and third-party custody. With Simpleswap we can buy ETH and receive it directly on our on-chain Metamask wallet, skipping most of the steps we'd have to take through a traditional exchange.
Just click the Buy/Sell Crypto tab, insert the USD amount you want to trade for ETH, and click "Exchange", just like this:
Now all you have to do is click the Metamask fox logo to directly copy and paste your Metamask Ethereum address. It should add it automatically.
You can now choose between Google Pay or card to complete the payment:
Once you complete the payment, all you gotta do is wait a few minutes for the payment confirmation, and for the on-chain transaction to complete. Once all that is completed you should see your updated balance in Metamask.
Step 3 - Buy Augur on Uniswap with ETH
Uniswap is currently the number one Decentralized Exchanged in the world, and it's simply the best place to buy cryptocurrencies that aren't available on sites like Coinbase or Binance.
Before we head over to Uniswap, we need to prepare your Metamask Wallet to receive Augur. Open Metamask, scroll all the way down, and click here:
Select Custom Token and paste this token contract address there:
The rest should autofill, and you need to click next and then add tokens. Your account is now ready to receive Augur (REP).
You can check the price and confirm the correct token address of Augur on Coingecko.
Let's buy some Augur!
Go to Uniswap. On the upper right corner, click on Connect Wallet and select Metamask. A confirmation popup should open on Metamask (click on the "little fox logo" if you don't see it). Now you need to accept, connect, and your wallet should be connected to Uniswap.
Select a token and paste the Token contract address: 0x221657776846890989a759ba2973e427dff5c9bb
Click Import and accept the terms.
Now you have to select the amount of ETH you want to trade for REP. After you confirm it, another popup will appear from the Metamask extension and you should approve the transaction.
Wait a few minutes, and your REP should appear on your Metamask Wallet.
Congratulations! You are now a proud Investor of Augur!
In case your transactions keep on failing, adjust your slippage tolerance. To do that, click on Uniswap's gear icon, and put 5% here:
Step 4 - Store Augur on Ledger
Check out our guide on how you can store Augur on Ledger's Hardware Wallet
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