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Betting On Elections

Pivit succeeds InTrade, the Ireland-based company that enabled web users to buy and sell bets on election outcomes. InTrade processed more than $200 …

Meet the 'stock market' for politics

There’s nothing a politician loves more than a poll. Now throw in some political wagering with cold, hard cash.<p>That is the concept behind PredictIt, an online political stock market that the operators say will go live Friday after clearing regulatory hurdles and receiving a no-action letter from …

The BET ME Challenge

BET ME would put the pundits’ money where their predictions are.<p>It’s December, meaning that the pundits-and-predictions season is upon us. In the …

We Got Bookies To Predict The Future Of Tech

Over the past few months, tech news has been dominated by breathless reports about massively ambitious projects started by some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. These so-called "moonshots" represent the wildest dreams of extremely wealthy people whose success at the Internet has enabled …

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Conversation with Robin Hanson of George Mason University about conditional prediction markets

Dr. Hanson is an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, a Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at the …