Trusted Oracles?

http://gavintech.blogspot.de/2014/06/bit-thereum.html

https://github.com/orisi/wiki/wiki/Orisi-White-Paper

These very recent insights are relevant to the Counterparty Protocol and how it interacts with the "real world", for example when it comes to betting and service provision like with the Decentralised Entropy Provision that we mentioned here - https://forums.counterparty.co/index.php/topic,381.0.html.