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    Joe Rogan Excited About Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "Bitcoin expert, Andreas Antonopoulos, who has been on the Joe Rogan Experience three times and will be on the podcast once more September 7."   By Justin OConnel,   Rogan is as Excited About Bitcoin as Ever This is big news for Bitcoiners, who have...

    Forex Expert: Bitcoin Should Be Taken More Seriously

    Editor Notes: "Forex trading instructor for DailyFX and ex-JPMorgan Chase forex trader, Tyler Yell, recently explained why Bitcoin should be taken seriously.  Yell made the case that in times of market duress, including a period of economic collapse, Bitcoin acts like...

    Ethereum’s Hard Fork is a Lesson for the Bitcoin Community

    Editor Notes: "It seems the Ethereum community is prepping for a hard fork for around July 20 or depending on how fast the hash rate approaches block height 1920000. This has renewed spirit within the community as the price has bounced back about 5% at the time of...

    Bitcoin’s Price at a Boiling Point

    Editor Notes: "The price of Bitcoin has been steaming like a kettle ready to pop since the halving. Currently, the price of world’s most popular cryptocurrency has been hovering around the $660 mark across most major exchanges." By Jamie Redman As reported earlier by...

    SAP Is On Blockchain

    Editor Notes: SAP, a major German software company founded in the 1970s by a group of IBM engineers, is no exception. For much of the past year, the Weinheim-based firm has been exploring a range of applications for the emerging technology in the areas of finance,...

    UK Parliament Looks At Government Blockchain Applications

    Editor Notes:"Parliament announced today that the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords (Parliament's upper house) will meet on 19th July to discuss blockchain and potential applications for the UK government. The committee will notably feature testimony...

    Ether Price Spike Above $12 Prior to Hard Fork

    Editor Notes: The price of ether pushed higher during the seven days through 14th July as the broader ethereum community came closer to implementing a hard fork. By Charles Bovaird, Ether, the native digital currency of ethereum, saw sharp gains while bitcoin...

    Ryan X. Charles Chooses Bitcoin Steem ‘Can’t Last’

    Editor Notes: Ryan X. Charles, co-creator of Yours:  "By leveraging bitcoin, we can take advantage of the largest blockchain technical ecosystem including open source software, documentation, standards, and APIs, as well as the largest blockchain social ecosystem...

    Canadian Bank, Ripple and SAP Send First Int’ Blockchain Payment

    Editor Notes: "Canadian bank ATB Financial has collaborated with Ripple and tech firm SAP to send the first international interbank blockchain payment to Germany’s ReiseBank. The next stage for us, working with SAP and Ripple, will be to understand how the front-end...

    Popular TV Shows are Now Mainstreaming Cryptocurrency

    Editor Notes: "Bitcoin is becoming more popular every day and the cryptocurrency recently has been getting much exposure as mainstream news have been noting its safe haven attributes. Alongside these reports, Bitcoin has also been appearing on the  TV screen in an...

    Samsung SDS Invests in Blockchain Startup

    Editor Notes: Samsung spokesmen: "Samsung SDS will increase competitiveness of its cybersecurity business and services by promoting sales of the differentiated cyber threat defense solution by Darktrace to Korean companies, as well as work with Blocko to support...

    Blockchain Smart Contracts for Clearinghouses

    Editor Notes: Collin Platt former lead blockchain developer at BNP Paribas said: "What we are doing is creating a new scaling process that will be governed by Central counterparty Clearing houses  (CCPs) for derivatives. And this will allow clearinghouses using this...

    Spanish University Offers Bitcoin & Blockchain Event

    Editor Notes: Airbitz COO Will Pangman explains: “The faculty at the University of Cantabria sought us out to help enhance the course they were offering, and we were thrilled to participate. Airbitz is always eager to support Bitcoin education and outreach...

    China’s Economy Drive Investors to Bitcoin

    Editor Notes:  "China’s economic problems may only just be starting, and bitcoin is poised to benefit more than ever before. On top of the ongoing currency devaluations, bubbles are popping in many different industry segments across China, including stock and property...

    Feds hiding massive Chinese Bank hacking operation

    Editor Notes: "The report issued Wednesday by the Republican majority staff of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee cites a May 2013 memo from the FDIC inspector general to agency Chairman Martin Gruenberg. The memo described an “advanced persistent...

    DTCC Organizes Blockchain Event on Capitol Hill

    Editor Notes: "The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) managing director Mark Wetjen said of the event:" "It is important that we engage policy makers and regulators from the beginning of this process. New technologies are creating tremendous...

    IBM Unveils Cloud Protection Blockchain Service

    Editor Notes: Recently elected IBM Fellow Donna Dillenberger: "The cloud is made up of a special hardware that protects the blockchain from hacks, from people who have unethically compromised root users or system administrator credentials." By Michael del Castillo,...

    US Dept Of Homeland Security Talks Blockchain R&D

    Editor Notes: DHS data privacy program manager Anil John said: "For DHS use cases, the projects we’re funding are focused on proving or disproving that security and privacy can be supported by a blockchain-based infrastructure. It is much broader than IoT and...

    Bitcoin Scaling Event Next Meeting in Italy

    Editor Notes: "Following two meetings in Montreal and Hong Kong last year, Scaling Bitcoin will host its next event in Milan, Italy, from 8th to 9th October, organizers announced over the weekend." By Pete Rizzo, A conference series started as a bid to better unite...

    SEC Opens Winklevoss Bro’s Bitcoin Trust For Public Comment

    Editor Notes: Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are another step closer to offering the first Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulated bitcoin investment product following a request for comment published Friday.   By Michael del Castillo, Last...

    Bitcoin Economy Grows Up

    Editor Notes: Researchers Paolo Tasca, Shaowen Liu and Adam Hayes:  In the beginning there was pot. "Our results suggest that some recent concerns regarding the use of bitcoin for illegal transactions at the present time might be overstated, and that whatever such...

    SolidX Bitcoin 2nd Exchange Traded Fund To NY Exchange – XBTF

    Editor Notes: SolidX stated it believes its latest offering is better suited for institutional investors than direct bitcoin purchases: "The sponsor believes that shareholders will be able to more effectively implement strategic and tactical asset allocation...

    A Sbsidiary of Barclays Africa, Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

    Editor Notes: Andrew Baker, CIO for corporate and investment banking at Barclays Africa, said in a statement: "We see huge potential for financial institutions in Africa to embrace disruptive technologies like blockchain, and use them to empower individuals and...

    Santander Moves To Blythe Masters As Senior Blockchain Advisor

    Editor Notes: "In statements, Banco Santander Executive Chairman Ana Botín said: "Blythe will bring her expertise in banking, business and blockchain where it will have significant impact to our digital bank, International Advisory Board and strategy team. She has...

    IBM to Open Blockchain Development Center With Singapore Regulators

    Editor Notes: Robert Morris, vice-president of Global Labs at IBM Research said: "This is IBM's first collaboration with the private sector and multiple government agencies within the same country to explore the use of blockchain and cognitive technologies to improve...

    JPMorgan Exploring Blockchain for Trade Finance

    Editor Notes: "A senior trade finance executive for JPMorgan Chase has offered new details on the bank's work with blockchain technology."   By Stan Higgins Speaking to Financial News, Jeremy Shaw, head of trade finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said...

    Dutch Central Bank Prepares its Boldest Blockchain Experiment Yet

    Editor Notes: "The central bank of the Netherlands aimed at discerning if an entire financial market can be built on a blockchain." Berndsen "If hackers were to go through the trouble of taking down two or three data centers they would take down the financial markets...

    SolidX Files to Become First Bitcoin ETF on NY Stock Exchange

    Editor Notes: "The exchange traded fund (ETF) scene is due another shakeup as SolidX Partners files to become the first fund to launch on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – and even feature full insurance." By William Suberg SolidX ETF Will Be Insured The SolidX...

    File Hosting Picks Bitcoin Over PayPal

    Editor Notes: "The alternative open source file hosting software system Seafile just announced it’s accepting Bitcoin due to a “misunderstanding” with PayPal. The popular platform is similar to the functionality of Google Drive or Dropbox offering both community file...

    Negative Rates, Falling Bond Yields Time to Consider Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "With high market uncertainty, low inflation, and negative interest rates in many countries, it’s becoming harder for investors to ignore Bitcoin, which is one of the very few investments these days to offer an alternative to further losses." By Kevin...

    Bitcoin Price Poised for a Breakout, Technical Analysis Shows

    Editor Notes: "A technical analysis chart of bitcoin prices suggests that the digital currency’s value is likely to shoot higher."   By Kevin Helms Technical Analysis Shows A Pennant The technical analysis chart of Bitstamp’s recent closing prices, originally...

    MIT Researchers Devise New Anonymity Network Following Tor Bug

    Editor Notes: "The system, dubbed Riffle, leverages several existing cryptographic techniques, but combines them in a new way. Computer scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a new anonymity network they say is more secure than Tor." By...

    Blockchain Rolls Over Nation States

    Editor Notes: "Startup networker Blockchain Angels’ analysis highlights the US as “heavily invested in Bitcoin” amid the overall “increasing irrelevance of the nation state” for Blockchain businesses."   By William Suberg First Mover Advantage? The findings, posted by...

    Philippines Big On Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "70+ Bill Payment Options & Loans as Philippines-based bitcoin services company Coins.ph now allows its users to repay consumer loans with bitcoin – increasing the number of products Filipinos can buy with digital currency."   By Jon Southurst...

    DAO Attack Nullified Using Synereo’s Smart Contracting Language

    Editor Notes: Synereo CEO Dor Konforty. "It is only when the right tools are in place that we can expect the decentralized economy to materialize – and to start becoming relevant to people outside of the cryptocurrency movement." By Dor Konforty Designing expressive...

    S Africa Bank Looks To Grab 40% of Banking Revenue With Blockchain

    Editor Notes: "A Blockchain research arm of a bank in South Africa has said the technology could take up to 40% of banks’ revenue if it becomes a global standard." By William Suberg South Africa ‘Will End Up with a Blockchain’ Speaking at the Gordon Institute of...

    Myanmar Microfinance Conducts Blockchain Test

    Editor Notes: From the Myanmar report: "The successful results proved that Myanmar's cloud-computing environment could handle the blockchain technology."   By Michael del Castillo Software development firm Infoteria has revealed it is working with Myanmar microfinance...

    UK Gov’t Experiments With Blockchain Welfare Payments System

    Editor Notes: " David Freur, state minister for welfare reform told attendees: "We started a small trial in the north west, designed to see if we can send welfare payments using this technology, and more importantly, to see if people reliant on welfare payments would...

    Science Academic Argues Bitcoin Mining Worth the Cost

    Editor Notes:  "In a recent research note, Tomaso Aste, a professor of complexity sciences and director of the UCL's Centre for Blockchain Technologies, offers a rough measure for calculating the "equilibrium fair cost" of bitcoin’s PoW system, suggesting that this...

    Bitcoin Industry Seeks Bridge To Scaling

    Editor Notes: "The meeting comes months after a meeting in Hong Kong between miners and several members of the Bitcoin Core development community. That meeting resulted in an agreement to submit a 2MB block size increase to Core for open consideration, but recent...

    Blockchain Bretton Woods Summit Meeting

    Editor Notes: Consumers’ Research executive director Joe Colangelo said: "This collaboration will produce a model for bitcoin and blockchain-based companies that also addresses the concerns of regulatory entities." By Pete Rizzo Regulators, legislators and...

    Bitcoin Price at the Halving

    Editor Notes: "Bitcoin price is rearing to go and the community is optimistic for greater things for the conquering Bitcoin. Today’s post revisits the potential scenarios for price (explored yesterday) as we brace for interesting developments at the moment of block...

    The Bitcoin Community Celebrates the Second Halving

    Editor Notes: "Celebratory parties are being held across the world, from Israel to Taiwan, with numerous events held in US and Europe. Meanwhile, almost all bitcoin-related public spaces feel like a giant online party as all eyes turned to the rocket ticking clock."...

    Google Builds Quantum-Proof Encryption for Chrome

    Editor Notes: "Breaking HTTPS encryption would be too easy for quantum computers." By Tom Brant Google engineers are concerned that the advanced cryptography capabilities of future quantum computers will make it laughably easy to break even the most secure encryption...

    Bitcoin Startup Among Finalists in New PayPal Incubator

    Editor Notes: "PayPal has announced it is mentoring a Bitcoin startup as part of its first startup incubator in Singapore. " By William Suberg PayPal Incubator Welcomes Bitcoin Startup ONEPAY, which operates as OneBit, will join the nine-month program along with two...

    Bitcoin is the Automobile ‘Disruptive’ of the 21st Century

    Editor Notes: "The early automobile was certainly the disruptive technology of its time. In fact, we can learn a lot about today’s Bitcoin industry by observing how the nascent car industry was able to overcome many obstacles to become today’s dominant form of...

    ‘Decentralized Steemit Rewards $1.3 Million to Users For Content

    Editor Notes: The CEO of Steemit Ned Scott said - This was an opportunity for us to thank our growing community, to reward them for building a sustainable ecosystem that’s much more than the sum of its parts. Yesterday, more than $1.3 million worth of the Steem supply...

    North Carolina Signs Bitcoin Bill Into Law

    Editor Notes: "North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed 16 bills into law today, one of which was House Bill 289, which expands the state’s Money Transmitters Act to cover activities related to bitcoin and other blockchain-based digital currencies."   By Pete...

    US Gov’t Shows Interest In Blockchain Healthcare Benefits

    Editor Notes: "According to a notice published in the Federal Register, HHS is seeking white papers that explore how the technology can be leveraged for healthcare purposes. The submission date is 29th July, with the winners set to be announced late next month." By...

    Blockchain Immutability a Perpetual Motion Claim

    Editor Notes: "So what is immutability? Immutability is the feature of a blockchain that persists data forever, free from censorship and despite the disincentives to do so for some period of time. Typically, "forever"." By Chris DeRose Immutability!  It's the buzzword...

    Bitfury Lightning Micropayments Routing For Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "Long an outstanding question facing the Lightning Network, one of the more acclaimed proposals aimed at scaling the bitcoin network to accommodate higher transaction volumes, the 40-page white paper introduces a new routing system it calls Flare, which...

    Blockchain Technology Connects With Guns

    Editor Notes:  Blocksafe CEO Kevin Barnes, This solution has the potential to eliminate unauthorized gun access, track missing firearms, and more importantly, reduce overall violence.   By Allen Scott Blockchain Meets ‘Smart Gun’ Technology Kevin Barnes Kevin Barnes...

    Industry Seeks to Weave Blockchains into New Web

    Editor Notes: 'Christopher Allen, principal architect at blockchain tech company Blockstream, said  "In order to move forward and work with other organizations we can’t all have different data formats and APIs. No one will buy into that if we do it that way.'" By...

    EU Tighter Bitcoin Rules To Combat Terrorists & Money-Launderers

    Editor Notes: "In statements, first vice president of the commission Frans Timmermans, sought to connect the actions to international security.  said: 'Today's proposals will help national authorities to track down people who hide their finances in order to commit...

    Uber Argentina Uses Bitcoin To Continue

    Editor Notes: Xapo product manager Anni Rautio said "This is a win for all local Uber users and drivers, and for Uber as a company, as they are able to continue operations in Argentina through Xapo's Debit Card. It's also great news for bitcoin: it's one step closer...

    Bitcoin 51% Attack Question Resurfaces

    Editor Notes: "Understanding how a bad actor can affect the bitcoin community as a whole can help to shed light on the vulnerabilities that lie in blockchain-based networks – and what can be done to reduce them." By Frederick Reese Many supporters have come to see...

    Evaluating the EU’s New Definition for Virtual Currencies

    Editor Notes: " According to the proposal, 'virtual currencies" means:'...a digital representation of value that is neither issued by a central bank or a public authority, nor necessarily attached to a fiat currency, but is accepted by natural or legal persons as a...

    Bitcoin Chart Formation Suggests Upside Breakout Coming Soon

    Editor Notes:" More recently, Bitcoin has been boosted by Brexit and the probability of investors moving to Bitcoin’s digital gold element alongside China’s increasing buying of cryptocurrency as the country faces a looming recession. The Chinese are looking to...

    Netcoins Virtual ATM Network

    Editor Notes: "Whether a customer orders $20 or $2,000 in Bitcoin Netcoins does all the heavy lifting. Stores don’t need to maintain inventory or manage legal compliance: Netcoins handles everything and supplies all Bitcoin. In fact, there is no cost to stores....

    Netki Raises $3.5 Million For Digital Identity

    Editor Notes:  Netki CEO Newton said "We plan to use the funds to invest in our technology and grow our team in order to support customer growth." By Jacob Donnelly With most of the energy in bitcoin focused on infrastructure issues, creating a more user-friendly...

    Holland’s Central Bank to Open Blockchain Campus

    Editor Notes: "Holland’s fintech ambassador Willem Vermeend said 'There is a lot of creativity in the Netherlands. The problem is that I have spoken to twenty parties who do not know what the other is doing.'"   By Michael del Castillo Holland’s central bank is...

    Donald Trump Presidency Could Benefit Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "Global concern over the possible election of Donald Trump, along with other macroeconomic concerns, could lead to a massive jump in bitcoin transactions, according to a new report."   By Michael del Castillo The digital currency that is increasingly...

    Tech Giant: Blockchain ‘Integral to Mid-East Digital Economy’

    Editor Notes: "International tech consultants Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) have authored a report stating blockchain is “integral to supporting and realizing a digital economy in the Middle East.” By William Suberg Mid East Undergoing ‘Rapid Change’ The report, released...

    EU Strategy – Put An End To Anonymous Bitcoin Trading

    Editor Notes:  EU report Indicates "The European approach to regulating virtual currencies is fundamentally different from that prevailing in the USA. Whilst in the former, virtual currencies are considered as units of account, in the latter they are treated as...

    Bitcoin WiFi Hotspot Inroads – Philippines

    Editor Notes: "WiFi Interactive Network Founder Philip Zulueta stated: The low-income market is a viable target. Because at the end of the day, everyone is a consumer. The fact that The Philippines is a major sachet market is testament to this. Smaller bite sizes but...

    Cryptocurrencies are not Gov’ts, They’re DAOs

    Editor Notes: "Governance is the new buzz word of blockchain tech. And perhaps with good reason. But does this meant that blockchain systems are a new kind of Government?"     By Juan Galt In a recent LetsTalkBitcoin podcast with Andreas Antonopoulos, Pamela...

    How Blockchain Could

    Editor Notes: "For instance, bitcoin enthusiasts are still split on relatively minor protocol details such as the size of its transaction blocks, and since The DAO got attacked, some in the ethereum community want to pursue technical changes to regain control of lost...

    Bitcoin $10 Billion Market Cap

    Editor Notes: Chris McAlary, chief executive officer of Coin Cloud "People are drawn to bitcoin because it empowers them to take on the advantages that come with existing outside of the traditional banking system. With that come some risks which novice users may not...

    1MB Blocks for Today’s Bitcoin?

    Editor Notes: Developers Joseph Poon and Tadge Dryja wrote in their white paper on bitcoin payment channels: "If we use an average of 300 bytes per bitcoin transaction and assumed unlimited block sizes, an equivalent capacity to peak Visa transaction volume of...

    Cobra Revisions To Satoshi’s White Paper Unpopular

    Editor Notes: Here’s what Cobra had to say, giving his opinion via GitHub: “I believe the paper was always designed to be a high-level overview of the current reference implementation, and that we should update it now that the paper is outdated, and the reference...

    Why Serious Investors Need Bitcoin in Their Portfolios

    Editor Notes: "For the longest time, people have seen bitcoin as an investment vehicle. In fact, cryptocurrency is referred to as a store of value these days. Due to its scarce nature and the free market, bitcoin has the potential to increase in value. Moreover, since...

    Blockchain Debate Circle CEO vs Luxembourg Minister

    Editor Notes: "Circle’s Jeremy Allaire and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna discussed the future of blockchain at the World Economic Forum. Regulation and blockchain’s future were major topics at the Unblocking the Blockchain event at this week’s World...

    W3C’s Blockchain Workshop At MIT

    Editor Notes:  W3C  “We are seeking blockchain and Web experts to gather together to discuss what needs to happen to integrate blockchains into the Web.” By Jamie Redman The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just wrapped up its “Blockchains and the Web Workshop,”...

    OTC Trading Bitcoin For Regular People

     Editor Notes: "More and more people are looking to get started in Bitcoin with every passing month. In response, companies are giving them more options to do so, including over-the-counter (OTC) trading." By Jon Southurst Thanks to increasing regulation and formal...

    Terminator Rumors of Miner Mutiny Make ‘Corexit’

    Editor Notes: "If miners are truly upset, they may remain so for quite some time as Gavin Andresen points out back in March 2016. Andresen commented on the issue back in March stating, “It has become obvious to me that some of the contributors to the Bitcoin Core...

    The Global Unerbanked Gets A Known Programmers Attention

    Editor Notes: Stellar co-founder Jed McCaleb: "I think that one of the most powerful things that this technology is going to do for the world is actually get everybody into the same financial network." By Michael del Castillo McCaleb hit a roadblock in his mission to...

    Bitcoin Not a Threat – Citi Bank

    Editor Notes:  The Citi Bank report: "The power behind an open network like bitcoin is the possibility of incorporating it with other technologies to bring about true innovation, such as applications that support the Internet of Things (eg machine-to-machine...

    Abra Blockchain Remittance App Comes To American Shores

    Editor Notes: CEO Bill Barhydt: "It’s really the hub for us for going global. The initial focus for Abra is on cross-border, phone-to-phone transfers. The US is a key hub for that. We have worked diligently and make sure we’re ready to go, and we’re launching the bank...

    A Blockchain ‘Rosetta Stone’?

    Editor Notes: Jenny Knott CEO ICAP "Today the smart contract is compatible with ethereum, but if ethereum becomes something else, what we’ve done is created a system we believe should be ultimately compatible with any other equivalent blockchain technology." By...

    Russian Blockchain Consortium

    Editor Notes: QIWI CEO Sergey Solonin "I’m convinced that the Consortium, which brought together the Russia’s largest financial company, is able to become an effective platform for multilateral cooperation in exploration, launching innovations and their...

    Ripple Becomes A Tech Partner With 7 Banks

    Editor Notes: Larsen Ripple CEO: "We’ve reached the stage where a significant number of these banks are moving to commercial production. What’s significant here is the space is moving beyond experimentation and moving into actually deploying this."  By Pete Rizzo...

    Bitcoin Scaling Solution Enters Next Phase

    Editor Notes: Wuille co-founder of Bitcoin: "The near-term steps are backporting and more testing of real world usage on testnet. After that, defining the activation parameters and doing releases with SegWit active in it, and hope it gets adopted by miners and the...

    Startup Blockchain Raises $60 Million

    Editor Notes: Allaire co-founder Circle: “We don’t think of ourselves as focused on remittance or money transfer, we don’t think those categories will exist. For us, this capital is all going in the global company and that’s investment in consumer marketing, that’s...

    An Insider Look How Whales Move Bitcoin

    Editor Notes: "Entrepreneur and well-known bitcoin investor Vinny Lingham confirmed what anyone who has spent years watching bitcoin already knows: that there are very wealthy people out there investing in bitcoin, and they’re keeping it low-key. Serious money is...

    A ‘Virtual Galaxy’ Of Bitcoin Nodes By A16z Startup

    Editor Notes: Wolfe-Pauly: "A blockchain is more useful when the nodes are run by actual users. Coinbase is cool, but it would be great if there was an easy way to run a full node. Urbit is well-suited to solve that problem." By Stan Higgins Some have said that...

    All Ether Investors Eyes On Fork

    Editor Notes: "Ether prices fell to as little as $11.60 during yesterday's session, down roughly 17% from their opening price of $13.95, Poloniex figures reveal. The digital currency later recovered, opening at $12.18 on 29th June and rising to a press time total of...

    IBM Completes Blockchain Identity Trial With Crédit Mutuel

    Editor Notes: In statements, Crédit Mutuel COO of innovation and operations Frédéric Laurent said: “This project offered a complete view of customers' documents across our distributed network and helped us to understand and master blockchain for other client uses.” By...

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