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Unscripted talks about bitcoin, crypto and open blockchains by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop)

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Unscripted talks about bitcoin, crypto and open blockchains by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop)

    Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers

    Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers

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    Episode 25: Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. Andreas has written two best-selling technical books for programmers, “Mastering Bitcoin” and “Mastering Ethereum”. He has published “The Internet of Money” series of books, which focus on the social, political, and economic importance and implications of these technologies. He is known for making complex subjects easy to understand and highlighting both the positive and negative impacts these technologies can have on our global societies.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop



    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In this talk, Andreas discusses the word of the season, unprecedented. Unprecedented pandemic, unprecedented job losses, unprecedented incompetence. Our institutions of governance have started to fail us and our narratives are broken. The narratives of the 20th century, the narrative of the nation state and associated institutions no longer apply. So what might governance look like if we had rules without rulers?



    This talk was given for the ANON Summit, which took place on May 19th 2020. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Hannah and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.



     







     



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    ORIGINAL VIDEO:



    Unprecedented: Rules without Rulers - https://youtu.be/gq-t7Ky6QmE



     



    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantono...

    • 23 min
    Open Blockchain Development Culture

    Open Blockchain Development Culture

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    Episode 24: Open Blockchain Development Culture

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. Andreas has written two best-selling technical books for programmers, “Mastering Bitcoin” and “Mastering Ethereum”. He has published “The Internet of Money” series of books, which focus on the social, political, and economic importance and implications of these technologies. He is known for making complex subjects easy to understand and highlighting both the positive and negative impacts these technologies can have on our global societies.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop



    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In this talk, Andreas discusses open blockchain development culture. He reviews the clash of cultures from those with differing backgrounds, from finance backgrounds to software development backgrounds. Various projects have taken different approaches to building these protocols. Is there a right way to build open blockchain software?



    This talk was delivered on December 12th, 2019 for the La Bit Conf Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain conference in Montevideo, Uruguay. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.



     







     



    iTUNES:



    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/open-blockchain-development-culture/id1482850426?i=1000472462323



     



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:



    Open Blockchain Development Culture - https://youtu.be/oDSPfrZeWfU



     



    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.

    • 26 min
    One Network, Many Chains

    One Network, Many Chains

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    Episode 23: One Network, Many Chains

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “One Network, Many Chains," Andreas explores why he believes we are headed towards one internet of money, interoperability between many chains satisfying different objectives. He also discusses cycles of infrastructure and application growth, the value of scarce attention, standardization, and how scaling never ends.



    This talk was delivered on October 23rd 2019 for the Blockstack Summit at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/id1482850426?i=1000458926710



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:



    "One Network, Many Chains" - https://youtu.be/_VG-zln3TUg



    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/

    "Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoins-origins-and-the-genesis-blockade/

    "Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't" - https://aantonop.com/unstoppable-code-the-difference-between-cant-and-wont/



    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.

    • 20 min
    Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t

    Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t

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    Episode 22: Unstoppable Code - The Difference Between Can't and Won't

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't," Andreas argues that what is interesting about both Bitcoin and Ethereum is unstoppable code. Cryptography and decentralized systems are defensive mechanisms to assert and enforce our human rights. Looking back on the effect of the Silk Road on public perception of cryptocurrencies, he warns the Ethereum community that they will soon need to reconcile diverse legal jurisdictions, and make an ethical decision about whether they will build "won't" or "can't" governance systems. What is the unstoppable code worth running?



    This talk took place on February 16th 2019 at the EthDenver conference in Denver, Colorado.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound engineering by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't" - https://youtu.be/Q6euy5W1js4

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/

    "Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoins-origins-and-the-genesis-blockade/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    23. "One Network, Many Chains" - https://aantonop.

    • 32 min
    Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade

    Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade

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    Episode 21: Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade," Andreas recounts the origins of Bitcoin and the meaning of the message that was embedded forever in its genesis block. In the last episode, he talked about the importance of investment in education as our best hope. Now he focuses on the financial blockade against WikiLeaks and who the banks truly serve, while trying to leave us none the wiser and with no other choices. What happens when money stops working? Why is censorship resistance one of Bitcoin's most valuable characteristics? What possibilities lay in store with a global, voluntary financial system?



    This talk took place on August 6th 2018 at 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Colorado.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound engineering by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade" - https://youtu.be/cagoyF3WePo

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't" - https://aantonop.com/unstoppable-code-the-difference-between-cant-and-wont/

    SUPPORT:

    • 34 min
    Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

    Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

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    Episode 20: Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Investing in Education Instead of Speculation," Andreas explains how education and training in the Bitcoin and open blockchain space can enrich your life in a sustainable way. Unlike speculating on a basket of crypto-assets and tokens, investing in skills is permanent, transferable across chains, and empowering.



    This talk took place on June 20th 2016 at the Blockchain Training Conference (in collaboration with the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium) within the MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, Canada.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/id1482850426?i=1000462837020



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoins-origins-and-the-genesis-blockade/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

    • 22 min

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43 Ratings

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Entertaining mastery.

Not only is his knowledge of these obscure technologies unmatched, but he’s a fabulous speaker and his delivery of these challenging concepts is creative and highly entertaining. A brilliant mind. Thanks for publishing these freely. What a gift.

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Top Notch!!!!!

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One of the best minds in the industry

Andreas has a talent for getting people excited about technology. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, knows way more than the average user, and he has a knack for clever analogies and anecdotes. He is one of the best public speakers in the industry and one of the few Podcasters whose episodes I will listen to multiple times. We need more Andreas!

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