Augur is an open-source, decentralized prediction market built using blockchain technology. A demo of an alpha version of the platform was released June 15, 2015. The project was funded by a crowdfunding campaign, raising more than US $5 million in 45 days.

Microsoft Partners with 5 New Companies for Azure Blockchain as a Service
March 16th, 2016

The new wave of partnerships includes financial services platform and decentralized prediction market platform in particular.