Untold Stories
Untold Stories
Oct 22, 2020
How to Work Full Time in Crypto with Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent
37 min

Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories.

Rob and Charlie discuss Proof of Talent, bull markets, crypto talent pool, crypto jobs, digital securities, hiring potential, Bitcoin, centralized organizations, Microstrategies, corporate strategies, youtube growth, market research, and building a company in crypto.

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Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry.

Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe.

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Permission

Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus.

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Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns  | Industry Trends
Blockcrunch: For Global Crypto Investors | Investment Theses | Project Breakdowns | Industry Trends
Jason Choi
Alpha Finance: Asia's DeFi Rocketship - Tascha Punyaneramitdee, Ep. 122
Thailand's largest commercial bank recently dipped its toes into DeFi by investing in Alpha Finance, a Binance-backed research team building consumer DeFi products. Founder Tascha (@tascha_panpan) joins me in discussing: * What is Alpha Finance? * Market gaps in DeFi today * Why levered yield farming is Alpha's first product * How Alpha decides what products to build * Thailand's growing DeFi scene Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. ****** Resources: * Radix (www.radixdlt.com) is the first layer-one protocol specifically built to serve DeFi. Decentralized finance applications are currently built on protocols that are not fit for purpose, leading to congestion, hacks and developer frustration. Radix changes this by introducing a scalable, secure-by-design, composable platform with a DeFi specific build environment to make it easy to build and launch scalable DeFi. Find out more at www.radixdlt.com * Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io * Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com ****** Musical credits: Intro track: Underground Stars by Loxbeats https://spoti.fi/34tPBBO Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/underground-stars Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/vpJDMD2EzkA Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.
39 min
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Guy Swann
Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]
“Bitcoin is a battle ground to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in the world.” - Robert Breedlove Another excellent piece from Breedlove, this time on the SwanBitcoin blog. The very purpose of money and civilization is to abate the entropy and chaos of the natural world. It is to protect ourselves from an uncertain future. Central banks are institutions that confiscate that production and safety for themselves and the political apparatus, and pour entropy into our lives and economic realities. Bitcoin will realign the incentives, it will protect the people and entrepreneurs from the evils of inflation, and it will finally right the ship. Today’s read by Robert Breedlove, “Bitcoin is Hope.” Check out the tons of additional links and ways to follow Breedlove and support his work by going to the link, as well as some great quotes and artwork that accompany this piece: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-is-hope Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
54 min
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News Podcast
Matthew Aaron: Bitcoin, Ethereum Litecoin, XRP, Decrypt, Cryptocurrency News
Dec 5: Weekend Update
Follow The Decrypt Daily Twitter: @decryptmedia Website: Decrypt.co Follow me on : Twitter: @MatthewADiemer IG: @MatthewADiemer FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/thedecryptdaily FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedecryptdaily Email: MatthewAaron@Decrypt.co —————————————————————— Total DeFi Addresses Break Past One Million As Crypto Heats Up https://decrypt.co/50549/defi-addresses-pass-million Bitcoin 'Too Volatile' to Be Store of Value: Steve Forbes https://decrypt.co/50541/bitcoin-too-volatile-store-value-steve-forbes House Financial Services Chair to Biden: Repeal OCC Crypto Rules https://decrypt.co/50536/house-financial-services-chair-to-biden-repeal-occ-crypto-rules Digital Currency Is in Congress' Annual Defense Bill https://decrypt.co/50522/digital-currency-language-ndaa Still Bullish: MicroStrategy Buys Another $50 Million in Bitcoin https://decrypt.co/50529/still-bullish-microstrategy-buys-another-50-million-in-bitcoin —————————————————————— Music: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2RzhBOn Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM Track: Future Disco — Vendredi [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/zW2bU3ZnL9Q Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/future-disco Here comes the money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ZpesMYF6A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n695sgmV3EQ —————————————————————— Financial Disclosure: Matthew Aaron is a holder of cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and other stocks. *** this is not financial or legal advice*** © Copyright 2020 Matthew Aaron Podcasts LLC All Rights Reserved
3 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
The Blockchain Detective - Taking on elite cybercriminals & owning them
Richard Sanders is a co-founder and lead investigator at CipherBlade, an elite blockchain investigation agency that works closely with top crypto exchanges, blockchain protocols, and the FBI. The agency uses a potent mix of on-chain and off-chain analytics and investigative techniques to track the most sophisticated cybercriminals on the planet. Guest: Richard Sanders Why you should listen: Richard Sanders and his team at CipherBlade are the 911 that the blockchain industry calls for cryptocurrency scam and hack investigations. Richard says “We'd prefer it if people came to us before they get hacked, rather than after they get hacked. We provide security audits for exchanges and high net worth individuals and can provide extensive training for companies and individuals.” Blockchain investigators use a variety of tools that allow them to visualize the blockchain. A block explorer does something similar, the difference with professional tools is they take those visualizations to the next level and significantly increases the information and attribution that can be analyzed. Richard says he is also adept at off-chain investigative skills. “Social engineering is a good example of this. I pretended to be a female gamer on Discord and that helped me identify one of the Ian Balina scammers. At the end of the day, the blockchain is the best source of data, if you can follow a set of transactions to a KYCed account on an exchange, that is the best place to start. There are some elements on the psyops side that can come into play. For example, you might look at indicators of behavior. If a person of interest has a history of speeding tickets and gambling, then those would be red flags, just as an example.” Key takeaway: Richard describes himself as a Realistic-Libertarian-Contrarian-Cyborg. Despite his intensive military background and strong working relationship with the FBI, Rich is also a cryptocurrency advocate, a staunch supporter of Monero, and a passionate believer in privacy. Richard says “I love the idea of privacy by default. As a realist, I understand that there will be an increase in diligence on people using crypto platforms and if you're making deposits you'll need to explain your source of funds. Monero has never tried to advertise using Monero for nefarious purposes. They don't need to. Privacy is a strong enough use case for adoption in and of itself. The question is, how do we have privacy by default but in the interests of public safety? We need to have this conversation as an industry so we can figure this out before governments are forced to do it for us.” The range of scammers and bad actors in the blockchain ecosystem runs the full gamut from the lowest to the highest basket of sophistication. The least sophisticated is Twitter and Telegram impersonation scammers, often based out of Nigeria. Many of these scammers don’t use VPNs, they don't always use mixers and sometimes they use direct deposit addresses for exchanges. At the other end of the scale, you have Lazarus, a very sophisticated hacking group out of North Korea that uses sophisticated mixing and crypto hopping techniques. What scammers have in common is they play on human greed, stupidity, and laziness. Richard says a significant portion of the industry is in it for the money. “There's a meme that says I'm in it for the technology but come on. It's fine to want to make money, but it gives people an unrealistic impression that crypto is a way to get rich quick and this makes them more vulnerable to these scams where people promise high returns.” It’s not just scammers that are having a negative effect on the industry. When considering the broader topic of crypto exchanges - think about what the perception is of our industry is from the outside. Exchanges get hacked left and right, scams abound, and there is a lax level of KYC and AML. Critics of crypto like to say that Bitcoin is only used for illegal activity, and while in the industry we know that is not true, it doesn't help to combat that narrative when exchanges get hacked and don't do enough to stop engaging with transactions from bad actors. In less than half an hour, Richard was able to identify several OKEx deposit addresses that received deposits from addresses associated with darknet markets. Any exchange with a simple compliance tool would pick these transactions up. Compliance professionals at compliant exchanges have access to know your transaction (KYT) tools. These tools show sending and receiving exposures, and break these down by category. If a transaction comes from a darknet market, the tool will identify this. These tools are not expensive for an exchange, they are usually charged by volume, so they are affordable for exchanges but out of the reach of individuals. Supporting links: CipherBlade Richard on Twitter Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
1 hr 10 min
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
Uncommon Core
#14: Interview with a Spartan
Today, I’m not only joined by a very special guest, but the format of this episode is highly unusual as well! I interviewed the man who goes by the name @DegenSpartan on Twitter and who is one of the biggest and most enigmatic Defi investors there is. I have wanted to have him on for a long time, but there was one problem: DegenSpartan, or DS in short, is fully pseudonymous and did not even want to have his voice known. So we looked for a solution and ended up doing a text interview instead. Then I got Patrick McCorry (@paddypisa on Twitter) to speak the part of DS in the final recording, while I spoke my own part. At this point, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to us on Twitter and offered their help to make this episode a reality. I get that this isn’t your average podcast, and you can go and read the text interview instead if you want, but I think Paddy did a fantastic job and the final product came out great. Please enjoy! Discussed in this interview: DS: Degenerate or prudent investor? How he managed to recognize (and sell) the top in Defi His approach to investing Becoming Synthetix' patient zero Why he dislikes Maker, YFI, and governance tokens in general and more! Links: Subscribe to our mailing list for transcripts and other bonus content: https://uncommoncore.co/  DegenSpartan https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Patrick McCorry (as DS): https://twitter.com/paddypisa
38 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd
Bitcoin Toying with $20,000 - Bad News For Dec 3rd With $20,000 Bitcoin insight, some pro traders are buying options at $32,000. The current rally has some on Wall Street speculating about the future of gold. And the Winklevi say bitcoin will be the decade's best performing asset, see '25x' gains from here. Paypal has suspended a user for trading crypto on their own service. Facebook’s Libra may finally see the light of day in January as a USD stablecoin. Only it won’t be called Libra. Diem it. And you’ll be happy to know that Bitcoin is now accepted by all Pizza Hut outlets in Venezuela.  Make mine extra cheesy. Speaking of extra cheesy, you’ve stumbled upon the only crypto show that qualifies for that category. With a little extra bacon on top.  This is our Bad News episode #466 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/466 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 min
The Delphi Podcast
The Delphi Podcast
Tom Shaughnessy
Robbie Heeger: Endaoment’s Donor-Advised Funds Enable Crypto Charitable Donations For 1.5M Organizations
Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Robbie Heeger, the CEO and President of Endaoment. Endaoment is a new Community Foundation & public charity offering Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain, allowing you to donate to almost any U.S. nonprofit organization. Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first. Show Notes: Broad Topics: * Educate about DAFs and how they work. * Share process of opening a DAF with Endaoment. * Discuss why DAFs can be advantageous. * Talk about Endaoment’s origin, mission and vision. * Share about future roadmap and long term vision for the technology behind Endaoment. * Discuss the charitable/philanthropic space inside of the crypto/defi industry. Endaoment Background & Roadmap: * Created by Robbie Heeger in 2019 originally as hacking project as I was teaching myself to code. * Recieved 501(c)(3) – the first public charity on chain – in June 2020. * Released MVP DAF product in October 2020, audited by Open Zeppelin. * Built to be a DAF that is powered by smart contracts. * Accepts over 135 different ethereum assets + ETH. * Lowest cost, lowest donation minimum DAF provider in US. * Built atop Uniswap’s open source front end, Gidestar API + USDC API. * Enables giving to 1.5 million + US organizations. * Consider our current DAF product an MVP of what’s possible using Ethereum/DeFi to power charitable giving * Down the road, User will choose either giving to Pooled Capital Community Fund (Endaoment Community Fund) or to an individual Endaoment DAF. * Endaoment Community Fund to be the first DAO powered Community Foundation & Endowment Fund where token holders choose investment allocations across yield farming strategies in DeFi, grant awards to nonprofits and select Endaoment policies and board members using tokens. * Looking to bring those same investment options to the individual Endaoment DAF as well, without the same token based voting weights. DAF History/Background: * Donor Advised Funds are charitable accounts owned and managed by a public charity. * Allows a donor to donate an asset to charity without selling it first. * Over 750k DAFs in the US. * Fastest-growing method to give to charity in the united states in 2019. * Over 120 BN in DAF assets in the US. * DAFs can be controversial … many people park assets there, take the deduction and let it sit. Many people think DAF capital should more quickly flow into communities. Crypto Giving Landscape Background: * Several large DAF providers accept “blue chip” crypto, but no long tail of tokens. * Most crypto giving platforms either are crowdfunding derivatives, public goods funding projects, or going one organization at a time to support giving. * Many community foundations in the US are still running off paper checks and desire to modernize their financial infrastructure but are intimidated by crypto. * Many organizations are intrigued by crypto but scared away by the fluctuation in value and unknowns about custodianship…delivering grants in USD is prime concern. Resources: * Guest’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobbieHeeger * Guest’s Website: https://endaoment.org/ * Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119 * Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi More * Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Yy99ZlQIX9-PdG_xHj43Q * Access Delphi’s Research Here: https://www.delphidigital.io/ Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here.
45 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
ROLLUP: First Week of December
🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: http://bankless.substack.com/ ✊ STARTING GUIDE BANKLESS: https://bit.ly/37Q17uI ❤️ JOIN PRIVATE DISCORD: https://bit.ly/2UVI10O 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ 👕 BUY BANKLESS TEE: https://merch.banklesshq.com/ ----- GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: ⭐️LEDGER - 40% OFF LEDGERS THIS WK ONLY! 🔥🔥🔥 https://bankless.cc/ledger 🚀 ZERION - INVEST IN DEFI FROM ONE PLACE (download it now!) https://bankless.cc/zerion 💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith 🤖YEARN - YIELD-SEEKING MONEY ROBOT THAT FARMS DEFI FOR YOU http://bankless.cc/yearn ------ BTC Price - Hit ATH - BTC on Ethereum down 3,300 BTC from 151,700 to 147,400! ETH Price - Extremely volatile lately! - Bouncing between $570 and $620 - Currently $615 - David thinks its launch time, any minute now Is $ETH Bitcoin in 2015? https://twitter.com/IamCryptoWolf/status/1333720041553088515?s=20 ETH p/s is 86!!! Lower than Zoom TVL in DeFi - $14.1B to $14.7B - $DPI: $108 to $116.30 Stablecoins - $20B of them https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124165033549826?s=20 https://www.coindesk.com/stablecoins-asset-value-20-billion DeFi Lending ATH - $7.6B in November, up 88% since October https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1334124188421009408/photo/1 RELEASES The first block of Ethereum 2.0 was mined! https://beaconscan.com/slot/1 Ether Capital prospectus https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sZb6mMlRoGl6UZNf7rzNadUdL76vnY-J/view - A really good read for understanding how publicly traded companies speak about ETH and Ethereum - Ether capital running a staking node https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201005696/en/Ether-Capital-Corporation-Announces-Initial-Commitment-to-Staking-on-Ethereum-2.0 Centralized Staking-as-a-Service providers are flocking - Coinbase https://blog.coinbase.com/ethereum-2-0-staking-rewards-are-coming-soon-to-coinbase-a25d8ac622d5?gi=8a516790f190 - Binance https://twitter.com/binance/status/1333762624731930627?s=20 2x rewards?? Tim Roughgarden EIP1559 report http://timroughgarden.org/papers/eip1559.pdf - Highly anticipated, long-awaited, in-depth academic report on EIP1559 - Take off all remaining breaks on EIP1559 https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson/status/1334261078692306944?s=20 Vitalik comprehensive Ethereum roadmap https://twitter.com/vitalikbuterin/status/1333922620857745408?s=21 Aave V2 is on Mainnet https://medium.com/aave/the-aave-protocol-v2-f06f299cee04 Loopring built an AMM on it’s zkRollups L2 https://medium.com/loopring-protocol/looprings-zkrollup-amm-is-live-2f8251cd0fcd - Looks like Uniswap, but acts like Loopring Fireblocks https://www.fireblocks.com/blog/fireblocks-defi-for-institutional-trading-lending-and-staking/ - Institutional bridge for yield in DeFi? Gnosis Safe introduces spending limits https://blog.gnosis.pm/gnosis-safe-spending-limits-f05b775d06b3 - One more step in replicating the legacy experience with crypto-infrastructure Track Whale traders on Uniswap https://www.uniwhales.io/ Staking Liquidity services cropping up https://www.stafi.io/ https://lido.fi/ - Sign of things to come! NEWS ETH 2 in the mainstream news https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/ethereum-2point0-eth-cryptocurrencys-network-starts-a-major-upgrade.html Visa Partners with Circle / USDC to get USDC to run through the Visa network https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/12/02/visa-partners-with-ethereum-digital-dollar-startup-that-raised-271-million/amp/?sh=2857044f4b1f&__twitter_impression=true S&P index for crypto: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1334499320838631424?s=20 Bad Governance: Rashida Tlaib introduces legislation around stablecoins and banking https://tlaib.house.gov/media/press-releases/tlaib-garcia-and-lynch-stableact Good Governance: Canada accelerating digital currency plans https://decrypt.co/50213/bank-of-canada-digital-currency-pandemic Libra rebrands to Diem ahead of 2021 launch https://www.coindesk.com/libra-diem-rebrand China has seized over $4.2B from the PlusToken Ponzi https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85873/china-seize-billion-cryptos-from-plustoken-crackdown 194,775 BTC - $3.3B 833,083 ETH - $435M Oracle failure leads to $88M in liquidations in Compound https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/85850/dai-compound-dydx-liquidations-defi - DAI price spiked to $1.30 on Coinbase, which Compound uses as an oracle. - 124 unique accounts got liquidated - It is worth noting that such massive liquidations at Compound have occurred for the first time. More Ethereum nodes than Bitcoin nodes https://twitter.com/etherchain_org/status/1333173744089640960?s=20 - Bitcoin = 10,981 - Ethereum = 11,137 Venezualean government continues to leverage Bitcoin out of necessity https://cointelegraph.com/news/venezuelan-army-starts-mining-bitcoin-to-make-ends-meet - Making revenue via Bitcoin mining
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