SOLANA NFT/DEFI/TWITTER COMMUNITY
deep dive into degods by
Major #alpha in latest
the project is active and
how i make nfts
supply chain family
bullish on chain family
So much to write. So little
r0b0sapiens gives us the
lowdown on the long-standing
JoeMccann with his finger on
Know more by reading less
Barndog & Metaverse
Major #alpha in their latest
Youtube vids covering Solana.
SuperJim takes you through
his process of creating unique
Supply Chain Family
Daramola explains the project,
the vision, the passion behind
5 quality mints- bound to be
some #alpha in here!
The Reality of Rugs
project owners & influencers
Can something be faster that
Solana’s 65k TPS? #alpha
Einstein collective deep dive
Heading into week 21 of #Shill zine and the content just keeps getting
better. Two new sources came across my path this week and I am
pretty impressed with their offerings. Marco Polo which completed
mint earlier this week, offers insights into their picks through deep
analysis of projects and what potential they have. Einstein collective
is an education platform with an upcoming 800 mint.
Within these pages, if you spend a bit of time reading, you WILL find
#alpha. Beleive me #anon, it is there. Everything from WHY DeGODS
have reversed in price to WHY some photography is more than a
collectible NFT. From up and coming Solana games to concept
NFT projects offering the artist’s music through art. It’s there. The
question is, what are you going to do with the information?
Has #Shill included NFT’s? Does a cat lick its own arse? Of course
there are NFT’s. In fact, there are NFT’s by new artists you probably
weren’t even aware of. So early that their pieces are going for around
1Sol. Now. Give it a couple of weeks and you will be sitting there
asking yourself how you missed the boat by not buying in earlier.
This is the 2nd time NoJawJimmy has featured in #Shill. I can’t find
a piece for under 12Sol now.
I’m going to through one out there and say that aydinnevzat1at 1Sol
is an investment made wisely. A prolific artist, active on $Eth as well
as $Sol, Artstation and Instagram.
Yes we are early. The NFT scene on Solana is not even 12 months
young yet. Let that sink in. Opensea is over 4yrs. The Solana NFT
space is not even 1yr yet!
I could ramble on but I am sure you get the picture.
Enough said. You know the drill. Let’s f go!
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100, 000, 000 $BACK
backed with BACK NFTs
Like all good things and amazing in Solana communities it all
started with a mint. The mint is the inception of the community
and project and fittingly the mint of the Back2Back project left
766 monke backs in the backDAO treasury. During the mint the
glorious republic of Backistan held its first vote and right then
and there the inception of our democracy occurred.
The vote was proposed on the 16th of December and, on the
18th of December 2021 it was decided with a large majority of
votes and sufficient quorum that the remaining backs should
be sent to the backDAO treasury.
Backistan flag flying high these days. Treasury is filled with $BACK, staking is being prepared.
The vote ended after 48 hours so that a majority of the 317
verified holders at the time could cast their vote. The quorum
for this kind of the vote needed to be over 70% and so the
resolution passed and the new Backistan government sent the
backs to the treasury where they would be locked forever. Or
so we thought back then.
With the new year and the coagulation of our beautiful
community around common values and a love for memes, the
government started working on the Backistan dream, the vision
of the citizens of Backistan. We want to be the first republic on
the MOON and that’s what we plan to achieve with the current
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direction of the roadmap. We want to build the Backistan into a
strong republic with a strong financial system.
To get to the moon, we needed a currency that is instilled with
all the values of the Backistan state and that would be able
to power our economy. Such a currency did not exist, so we
had to do what we do best and that is to innovate and build.
We then quickly assembled a team of experts and builders
and we’ve partnered with the most experienced developers
on Solana to deliver the best possible token for the citizens of
Backistan. The experts from all fields: economists, historians,
sociologists, tokenomists were assembled into the BACKISTAN
Economic Ministry Assembly on the MOON and all aspects of
the economic models were analysed.
We have reached very important conclusions during the
BACKISTAN Economic Ministry Assembly, and we have decided
to publish our findings, roadmap and plans on Medium, here in
the form of a few articles. This one is the first in that series,
discussing why our token needs to be backed and also why
it has been democratically named $BACK : https://backistan.
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In short, for any democracy to flourish and its citizens to prosper
we need a medium of exchange that will make the first MOON
economy thrive. But note the date of that article: January 14th.
Skipping forward a few weeks and we have citizen Anatoly
Yakovenko declaring in an interview with Justin Kan and Raj
Gokal that the internet of money will be backed by NFTs.
You can find the full interview at this link and we’ve selected the
This was a serious discussion where the three major figures of crypto and Solana were discussing
the future of the blockchain development and the Riptide Hackathon.
part where Anatoly says, to quote the most prominent citizen
“My dream was that the internet of money is going to be backed
by NFTs. It’s not bitcoin, it’s not SOL, it’s not ETH, it’s a pool or
basket of culture from which we mint a synthetic dollar and
that’s the dollar that everyone uses.”
We did not know about that dream when we started developing
$BACK but we started publishing this idea on our medium back
in January. It doesn’t matter who thought of it first, because
as they say great minds think alike but we’re proud that the
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creator of Solana has the same way of thinking as his fellow
After all, this is a world where everything is a meme and people
express themselves through memes. It’s our common language,
our common culture and it will become our common heritage.
This is the world of memes and Backistan is the first state built
on memes. Because Backistan is a strong democracy built on
voting from the ground up, we needed to choose whether we
want to build our monetary system on NFTs and memes or not.
The Backistan citizens voted with overwhelming majority
the implementation of $BACK should be done in line with
the strategy presented in our three medium articles which
described the importance of having a backed currency and the
beauty of the idea of:
The Backistan $BACK will be
backed by backs.
This brings to our currency a provenance that ties the democratic
creation of our republic with the values that we want to instil
in $BACK, all chosen by the citizens of our state. You couldn’t
engineer a better sequence of events for the creation of the
next generation token.
The backs in the backDAO treasury were put in a basket inside the fraktion.art
protocol and so our currency, the $BACK token was born
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After the democratic vote we worked with the devs who built
FRAKT and Fraktion.art because this one was one of the biggest
baskets anyone has ever built. It’s currently the biggest one in
their protocol and one of the biggest NFT baskets in the world
with over 700 different NFTs locked inside. It took a bit of work
but today we can announce that all backs in the treasury are
safely inside the basket and you can view the vault right here
on the fraktion.art vaults page: https://www.fraktion.art/vault/
We want to thank Tim and the team of devs behind FRAKT as
this would not have been possible without their talent.
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@joemccann 46.9K Followers
something into law, the
rest of the country
tends to follow...
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The Astronaut @thexastronaut
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Therefore, we are a muted image of renewal to some who've moved on.
Here is what they see. Pennyroyal to mint. Perhaps even the dead see
death in the seasons? But understand implicitly all that lies beyond?
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I shoot multiple exposure film photos with my camera and lenses which were
built in the early 1970s. lenses: 21mm 50mm 250mm. that damn 250mm
weighs over 3lbs and I worry it will bend my camera lens mount.
I shoot a full roll. rewind it. line up the frame the best I can & shoot a second
exposure all the way through on top of the first. randomness and chaos are my
partners. I wet an old piece of film and stick it in the canister to get the leader
out for the second exposure.
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next I log the shots in my little pretentious moleskin notebook!
soak the film canisters
in vinegar, alcohol, hot
sauce, curry powder,
furniture polish, glass
cleaner, essential oils,
and of course boiling
water ... for at least
remove the film and
dry in rice for a few
weeks. maybe later put
in a bowl with silicone
gel packets. store in
locker. I mean they never get dry, but I must try . . . after weeks of
drying, well, develop the film. I don’t currently have a darkroom, so
I reach into a dark bag, pry open the canisters, and load the sticky
film onto reels and into a small light-proof tank.
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the film canisters reflect the organic and somewhat violent process
they have succumbed to . . .
Develop the film. Temperatures must be right. Typically, three
phases. Developer. Blix. Stabilizer. (I used amber bottles from a
coffee cold brew. The week I drank all that cold brew was INSANE.
Stuff is empowering :) Then hang the film to dry and scan several
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the reason I do all of this is I am trying to add a dynamic 3rd
or 4th dimension to what I am expressing; & attempting to
understand about our existence - when photography is obviously a
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The Supply Chain Family
For anyone wondering | My name is Daramola -
Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Artist etc.
All the above...
I created this project as an alternative way
to drop my album via the NFT ecosystem.
I have found that music on chain isn't
as valued as Jpegs and other visual
components. As an artists with music
as my primary discipline, this is something
I hope will eventually change, but
until then, I figured why not do something
In 2019 I bought Kanye's MBDTF album
on Vinyl at an Amoeba store in Seattle,
upon getting back home (miami) and
opening it - I found it had 2 things that
I truly appreciated in life. Music (Vinyl
Record) and Art (George condo paintings)
FF to last year I found out about this
space and how the technology could
potentially change and disrupt several
industries as we know it. Mine being the
music industry and the way music is consumed.
for my 4th album I have worked on concepts as I
have always done in previous offerings, however with this, I decided
to create a pfp project based on the main characters in my album.
In addition, the offering also includes;
a - A Digital booklet with 12 1/1 art pieces per 12 tracks on my
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b. Metaverse Concert
c. Metaverse listening session for initial holders
d. rewarding earlier collectors with a piece of my earnings on my album
(NFA.... expectations have been thoroughly set forth)
e. further value proposals for the pfp characters on the album.
f. VINYL Record of my Album to everyone who mints the next phase
g. Prominent artist airdrops
-- My project isn't a quick flip but I aim to create something only patient people
can benefit from.
My project has currently done 2100 + SOL in total sales volume. This is very
much unprecedented for me. But I believe it speaks to people in the ecosystem
wanting more and seeking to hold value driven projects
This is my roadmap
I am literally giving myself to making sure this is a success. I am
grateful to everyone who hopped on from the start and somewhere
in the middle.
May The Chain Live Forever
Welcome to our new weekly journal entries, “5 MINTS” we are looking at in the
upcoming week. Let’s start with the obvious, there are usually not 5 quality
mints per week — and none of this is financial advice. We are not telling you
to go mint, and any relationship we have with these projects will be disclosed.
Having said that, below are the ones that I, Marco Polo, find interesting in the
upcoming week. All of their discords are attached, so if you have any questions
feel free to hop in and ask about the projects yourselves!
The Skinny: When it comes to projects with fun tokenomics, Cyber Villianz
takes the… broccoli? They plan to build breeding, a DAO, merch, and duels, all
with their $BROCCOLI token. The tokens will be distributed to holders at a rate
of 75%. Now, that’s a lot of broccoli. The next interesting utility beyond breeding
(we all know how that works) is dueling. Like a classic cowboy duel, the
winner takes all in a 50/50 battle, where part of the fees for duels will go into
their community wallet.
Why we’re paying attention: Cyber Villianz is all about community. Just take a
look at their Twitter account. That sense of community is borne out in a variety
of ways, from founders who care about ensuring their community members
are getting the best experience possible, to fun new utilities for tokens, like
dueling. Let’s also mention the actual artwork of the NFTs, pixellated mutant
monsters that look like a 1980s video game Godzilla. Lots to like here.
Mint Date: Tue, February 22nd — 9pm UTC
Mint Supply: 1,000
Price: 1 SOL
The Skinny: From the banned Instagram account, Una paloma muriendo,
comes a new NFT collection called, you guessed it, Una paloma muriendo.
Once upon a time, a group of frens told a story about how a flock of pigeons
met their demise. The graphic nature of the animations proved to be too much
for mainstream social media, so they reformed on the blockchain where no
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one could ban them. This will be the first show fully released as an NFT collection
on Solana, with each NFT corresponding to a unique episode of the show.
Why we’re paying attention: First of all, let’s discuss the comic itself. Featuring
exploding pigeons, we love the gallows humor at play here. We also love that
these short episodes are being sold as NFTs. With the likes of Reese Witherspoon
planning adaptations of NFT collections for TV and Snoop Dogg planning
to make Death Row Records the first NFT music label, cultural industries
seem to be in on non-fungible token tech. 10 SOL is pretty steep to mint, but
keep in mind you are getting an incredibly rare animated video here.
Mint Date: Mon, February 21st — 7pm UTC
Mint Supply: Public mint of 21 NFTs, with further public releases following
Price: 10 SOL
The Skinny: The Einstein Collective is planning to educate the masses, provide
deep analysis for experts, and foster knowledge sharing for the entire Solana
community. Part of the mint (15%) will fund their Creator Fund and they have
designed a Create to Earn system that will help foster knowledge and value
creation, while The Creator Fund will be used to reward the members of their
community who create information and value that helps educate and grow the
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Why we’re paying attention: Einstein wearing a chain and a baseball
cap and smoking a bent-up cigarette. Sounds like a Velvet Underground
song. As technology around NFTs grows and becomes
popular in the mainstream, it’s important to educate newbies and
have an outlet for old hands to learn at the same time. The Einstein
Collective understands this and their design for creating this platform
is beautifully thought out.
Mint Date: Wed, February 23rd — 2pm EST
Mint Supply: 800
Price: 1 SOL
The Skinny: With his first collection, The Greek Gods, Adonis Knight
creates an homage to his family and to classical Greek history.
While the Solana space may have a hell of a lot of jpeg monkes,
this collection shines a spotlight on something new, 3D 10-second
animated art. This will be Knight’s first release of several covering
all the Greek Gods that he thinks will make moves in SOL.
Why we’re paying attention: My old friend Kublai Khan has a major
hard-on for Greece. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but he did
love a good yarn about a Grecian god or two. One of his faves was
Adonis, which is ironic since he placed zero importance on his
appearance. We wonder what he would think of 16-year-old Adonis
Knight, who may well be the Justin Beiber of NFTs? Knight sets this
first collection up using five different gods, with the god of gods
himself, Zeus, being the rarest of the lot. The 3D animations, and
story-telling at play make this a super interesting collection.
Mint Date: Wed, February 23rd — 11pm UTC
Mint Supply: 800
Price: 1.5 SOL
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The Skinny: Skyscrapers are just the beginning for this NFT project, and what
a way to start. They are looking to build out a small ecosystem of apartments
while establishing a metaverse, a token, 2D/3D models, and more. With a live
demo, you can chat with the creators and see all of their hard work in motion.
They plan to build a game for all apartment renters and post-mint all holders
will get exact 2D and 3D copies of their apartments
Why we’re paying attention: With a logo that wouldn’t feel out of place on the
door of a realtor’s office, the designs at play here are awesome. This initial
NFT mint is part of a grand plan from the creators to build an interactive
ecosystem, where users will be able to design their own apartments using the
projects native token, play games, and interact with neighbors in other apartments.
Mint Date: Tue, February 22nd — 8.22 UTC
Mint Supply: 4,000
Price: 1 SOL
That’s all for today folks, if you have any projects who are minting soon, please
let us know on Twitter.
We’ll also start hosting “Post-Mint” AMA’s on our Twitter Spaces soon for that
post-Superbowl interview type of vibe to capture the rawness of a successful
mint, and have projects answer any questions they can! So if you know any of
the projects above, please connect us so we can host them for our show!
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the reality of rugs
They've been occurring more often, and as a community we're always looking
to point the finger in the crosshairs are: launchpads project owner’s influencers
launchpads are perceived to be the first line of defence when they've launched
said rugged projects, however what is an ID/KYC going to really do, fake IDs
still exist, how the hell you going to confirm someone's KYC - all it is, is an extra
hoop to jump through, an extra box to tick..
outside of engaging an escrow service, or holding royalties, there's not much
more launchpads can do to hold these projects accountable
project owners are the ones we should really be trying to hold accountable,
here's where you as a discord member can do your due diligence, this means
nit-picking their comms, how often are their announcements coming, has this
'meta' been overdone, have they sparked any suspicion
but at the same time, project owners can hide behind a veil of anonymity as is
their right, it comes down to you, what is your level of risk tolerance, have you
clearly defined the boxes that you must have ticked? and those that simple
cannot be unticked?
influencers, how many times have you seen on the timeline 'oh you shilled this
project/you're pumping your bags' and this has resulted in MY losses. tbf if
you're banking your buys and sells off what influencers are doing, then your risk
tolerance is high imo.
it tells me, you're lazy, you haven't put the time and effort in to learn and
understand the game and not just how it works, but you don't really care about
your money/investment enough to do your own research
what I’m trying to say is, maybe it's time to stop pointing the finger at everything
else, to some extent, rugs and scams are a part of all financial markets, just
look at equities markets, it's time to look within, ask yourself what can do to
put yourself in the crosshairs and level up
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SOLANA COMPETITOR BITGERT HAS BUILT
by Analytics Insight February 19, 2022
Solana has been reigning supreme as the fastest blockchain for the longest
time. The currently 65,000 TPS was the fastest blockchain speed in the market
before the new Bitgert blockchain abruptly overtook it with its 100k TPS. Now,
the BRISE BRC20 blockchain tops among the toughest competitors of Solana.
But the speed is not the only reason why BRISE BRC20 blockchain is beating
Solana and the rest of the cryptocurrencies in the market.
The Bitgert roadmap has been among the most impressive in today’s crypto
industry, and among the products the team was developing was its own
blockchain. That’s what the Bitgert team has done, and the BRISE BRC20
blockchain has gone LIVE already. The blockchain comes with very exciting
features. The zero-gas fee is one of the features that make Bitgert stand out
from even the largest cryptocurrencies. The cost of gas on the BRISE BRC20
blockchain is $0.0000000000001, which is zero no matter how you look at it.
In addition to the zero gas fee, the Bitgert chain is also currently the fastest
at 100k TPS. These are the reasons Bitgert price is skyrocketing as more
investors are now buying the Bitgert coin.
Though Bitgert is currently giving Centcex tough competition, it might not last
long. This is because the Centcex team is planning to build a vast collection of
products. In fact, the Centcex lab is funded to develop an unlimited number of
products for the network. Therefore, it will become one of the crypto projects
with the largest utilities in the crypto market. With the 100% APY staking
rewards and hints of its own blockchain, Centcex will be one of the biggest
Bitgert competitors in the future.
The Solana team now has a new project to beat in terms of speed and the
gas fee. The Solana chain had been the fastest at 65k TPS, but it is now the
second-fastest blockchain after Bitgert. With a 100k TPS and the zero gas fee,
Bitgert has outperformed Solana and could also be coming up fast in terms
of products on the chain. However, with the rate at which the Bitgert team is
developing, it will be the biggest competitor for Solana.
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The Cardano project has been incredible, although projects like Solana have
been giving it tough competition in terms of speed. But the Cardano team has
another crypto project to beat with the fast-rising of Bitgert. The Bitgert BRISE
BRC20 blockchain is a big threat, and it’s fast dominating the crypto industry
with its 100k TPS and the zero gas fee. These are two major features the crypto
community, including the Cardano community, is looking for. Therefore, the
Cardano team will need to make the chain faster and cheaper to beat Bitgert.
The Avalanche team will need to do a lot of developments of the network to
beat the Bitgert competition. Though Avalanche is the fastest smart contract,
it has fewer products and doesn’t have its own blockchain. The Bitgert has
BRISE BRC20 blockchain, which is faster and offers a gas fee that is cheaper
than Avalanche. This is one of the biggest reasons developers might start
migrating from Avalanche to Bitgert. The compatibility with the EVM is another
reason why Bitgert is a tough AVAX competitor.
The Matic cryptocurrency is another cryptocurrency doing very well in the
market. But recent developments at Bitgert might make Matic an inferior coin
as the demand for the Polygon might start dropping. The launched BRISE
BRC20 blockchain is proving a better option for crypto users than the Matic
network. With a cheaper gas fee and higher TPS than Polygon, Bitgert is
definitely going to overpower Matic soon. This is unless the Polygon team
develops its own mainnet cheaper and faster than Bitgert.
Being in the crypto industry for more than a decade is a sign that Litecoin is
one of the best cryptocurrencies in the market. The Litecoin team has done so
well in promoting the adoption of the coin but not much in the development of
the network. Although the Litecoin team has just launched powerful MWEB,
it might fail to beat Bitgert high speed and cheaper gas fee. The Bitgert team
developing its own blockchain also made the network more powerful than
The Einstein Collective
DeGods floor price has more than doubled in the past few days. What is going on? Let’s
breakdown @DeGodsNFT and their new native token, $DUST
@DeGodsNFTminted 10,000 unique Degods in early
October 21 Current supply is at 9465, after burning 5.35%
They instantly caught the community’s attention with their
colourfully worded marketing and their amazing art.
The Paper Handed Bitch Tax (PHBT): 33.3% tax for anyone
that sells under floor/buy price. The tax money is used to
buy the lowest priced DeGod and burn them forever After
100 days, it was discontinued (Jan 22) but it was innovative
Supply starts at 0 $DUST can only be created by staking DeGods. There are other ways for
community members to earn $DUST but it will not come from the treasury instead of new
1. 6450 (68.1%) DeGods are staked earning 10 $DUST/day
2. Burn an exiled DeGod - 333 $DUST
3. Burn a DeGod - 1000 $DUST + inverse rank - Ex. 1000 + 9464(rank 2) = 10,464 - can only
burn if enough is in treasury
4. Burn a DeadGod - x2 $DUST (info later)
1. Purchase NFTs with SOL for treasury -DeDAO has a treasury of 1123 SOL (PHBT funds
moved to DAO) -DeGod holders vote on NFT to purchase Current treasury: SMB #3801, DAA
#2348, Mindfolk #293, SSC #4826, 4 Monkelabs, Sol Army GV Pass, and more.
2. NFTs will be auctioned in $DUST Free market determines $DUST price If SMB is bought
for 150 sol and it sell for 15000 $DUST. Then 1 $DUST = 0.01 sol Early Arbitrage Opportunity:
Low initial supply of $DUST. Blue chips will likely be sold at a discount.
3. DeadGods: Mint a vial of StarDust for 1000 $DUST - use and become a DeadGod This is
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not a new collection, you will be able to swap versions at any time. Can be burned for 2x
The DAO will be collecting DUST from auctions. It will be used to reward DeDAO members
in competitions hackathons, bounties and more. 5. WL Spots Users will also be able to
purchase selective WL spots with $DUST
$DUST Game Theory A DeGod is bought Dust Demand
1. Collect Royalties
2. Purchase blue chip NFTs
3. Auction NFTs for Dust
Decrease DeGod supply listed
2. Get $DUST
3. Use $DUST to buy NFTs at discount $DUST is rewarded from auctions to DeDAO
Floor Price Increase:
1. Many DeGods have been delisted and staked. This has caused a supply constraint.
2. Users are accumulating DeGods to burn (2-3 weeks away) for $DUST in auctions
If you liked this thread give it a follow @TheEinsteinCol
We are an NFT project focusing on education and write threads on other Solana NFT
projects. We mint in a little over a week, and will be opening our discord periodically to a
limited number of users.
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