Critics grumble as YieldWars uses AP election call as an oracle
YieldWars used Associated Press data to settle their prediction market, but some question the validity of using their call as an oracle Following the Associated Press’ call earlier today that President-elect Joe Biden had won victory over incumbent Donald Trump in the US presidential race, the 174 year-old organization -- which has been covering elections since 1848 -- subsequently published their call on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains, triggering at least one prediction market outcome. However, some have expressed skepticism about the validity of using such a call as an oracle, raising broader questions about certainty and determinism in smart contract-based prediction markets. On Oct.
Coin Telegraph - 7th Nov 20:11