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Coinbase Cloud Aims to Become the AWS of Crypto, Says CPO

Coinbase wants its Coinbase Cloud division to become the cryptocurrency equivalent of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The infrastructure product of the exchange will “help developers build their applications” at a faster step, said Surojit Chatterjee – Chief Product Officer.

How Does Coinbase Cloud’s Future Look Like?

Established nearly 20 years ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) – a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant Amazon – is now the company’s main profit engine. It generated more than $13 billion in annual operating earnings in 2020 on a revenue base of nearly $45 billion (64% of its parent firm’s total).

At its core, AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, firms, and even governments on a pay-as-you-go basis. One of its services includes Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which provides users with a virtual cluster of computers available 24/7 through the Internet. Currently, AWS is the leader in the cloud sector, surpassing its closest competitors Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Having said that, it is no wonder that Coinbase wants one of its infrastructure products to look like AWS, as Surojit Chatterjee – CPO at the exchange – said in a recent interview with Forbes:

“We want to be the AWS of crypto. We are building this whole Coinbase Cloud suite of products that you can think of as crypto computing services to help developers build their applications faster.”

Price swings in the cryptocurrency market occur quite frequently. As such, the exec revealed that Coinbase is seeking to boost trading income by providing subscription services that can withstand the fluctuations. For that purpose, the venue provides staking possibilities, custody options, an e-commerce checkout system, and Visa debit cards to customers.


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The acquisition of Coinbase Cloud (formerly known as Bison Trails) marked another vital step in Coinbase’s transition into a “mature financial system,” he added.

“Crypto is not just buying and selling tokens, it’s building this whole financial system on top of blockchain. We think we can play a big part in leading our customers to the utility phase of crypto from this first phase, which is more investment or speculation driven…our goal is to be the primary financial account of the crypto economy for our customers,” Chatterjee concluded.

Surojit Chatterjee
Surojit Chatterjee, Source: Business Insider

Currently, Coinbase Cloud supports funds, decentralized applications, crypto custodians, and holders. Some of its prominent clients include New York-based fintech capital Current, venture firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), and Turner Sports.

Coinbase’s Success in 2021

Arguably the most significant achievement for Coinbase this year was the public listing on Nasdaq in the middle of April. By doing so, it became the first major exchange with a presence on the global marketplace.

Upon listing, a single COIN share peaked at nearly $400, while at the moment of writing these lines, it is hovering around $270.

Without any doubt, the development caused massive excitement in the cryptocurrency space as it might have been one of the reasons for bitcoin’s all-time high price (until then) of nearly $65,000 registered a few days later.

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El Salvador Buys the Dip: Purchased Another 150 BTC Worth $7.3 Million

El Salvador’s pro-bitcoin president updated earlier today that the country has reacted to the recent price crash by purchasing 150 more coins at an average price of just over $48,500.

  • It’s safe to say that El Salvador is the most bullish country on bitcoin as it legalized the primary cryptocurrency earlier this year.
  • Since then, the president – Nayib Bukele – and his administration have used every opportunity to take further advantage of the opportunities in the market, such as planning to utilize the BTC profits to build schools and a pet hospital.
  • Most recently, Bukele announced intentions to build a designated Bitcoin City and buy $500 million more worth of the asset through a special bond.
  • Earlier today, Bukele updated that the country has indeed started to accumulate more coins. This purchase of 150 coins came amid BTC’s price crash as the asset dropped below $50,000 for the first time in two months.
  • With an average price of $48,670, this means that El Salvador spent $7.3 million to purchase the 150 bitcoins.
  • It’s worth noting that bitcoin’s correction continued in the hours after president Bukele announced the latest purchase.
  • The cryptocurrency fell to its lowest price since late September of $42,000. Almost altcoins followed suit with massive double-digit price drops as over $600 billion were evaporated from the market cap at one point.
  • As of now, BTC has reclaimed some ground and stands close to $48,000, but it’s still 15% down on the day.

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Bitcoin Price Flash Crashed to $28.8K on Huobi: Over $2.5B Total Liquidations in 24 Hours

A flash crash transpired on Huobi as BTC went all the way down to $28,800 before recovering just as sharply. At the same time, the liquidations are well above $2.5 trillion on a daily scale as the entire market is deep in the red.

  • As reported earlier, bitcoin, and the entire cryptocurrency market, went through one of its worst crashes in recent history. BTC plummeted by $16,000 in a day from around $58,000 to an intraday low of $42,000 on Bitstamp and most exchanges.
  • However, other trading venues saw even more dramatic price drops. Such was the case with the BTC/USDC trading pair on Huobi, where bitcoin dropped all the way down to $28,801, as the picture below shows.
BTC/USDC on Huobi. Source: TradingView
BTC/USDC on Huobi. Source: TradingView
  • Such events are known as flash crashes, in which the price of the underlying asset drops significantly lower on one (or more) exchanges compared to most and recovers immediately.
  • As it happened in previous times that CryptoPotato reported, the price of BTC recovered just as quickly as it fell.
  • Separately, the aforementioned market dump, which caused massive double-digit price nosedives for almost all coins, resulted in severe pain for leveraged traders.
  • According to data from CoinGlass (formerly known as Bybt), the total liquidations are above $2.5 billion on a daily scale. In the past 4 hours alone, the liquidations are over $1.5 billion.
  • The number of traders liquidated is just shy of 400,000, and the largest single liquidation order was worth $28 million and transpired on Bitfinex.
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Bloodbath: Bitcoin Crashed to $42K, Altcoins See Double-Digit Slumps (Market Watch)

Bitcoin went through one of its worst crashes as it dumped by $16,000 in a matter of hours to a two-month low of $42,000. Most altcoins are deep in red with double-digit price losses, and the market cap went down by $600 billion at one point.

Bitcoin Dumps to $42K

A lot can change in the cryptocurrency market in a day. Just until 24 hours ago, the most bearish case that was made for bitcoin was that it couldn’t breach $59,000 decisively, despite the three attempts in a week.

However, as the asset was preparing for another leg up towards that particular line, the bears came to play big time. The primary cryptocurrency started dumping in value hard. Firstly, it plummeted to $51,000, which was an $8,000 daily price drop, but that was not the worst.

Hours later, BTC found itself dipping to $42,000 (on Bitstamp), which became the lowest price point since late September.

After this massive $16,000 crash in a day, BTC has reclaimed some ground, but it’s still 17% down on the day as it sits around $47,000.

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Its market capitalization, which was near $1.1 trillion yesterday, is now down to well below $900 billion.
Somewhat expectedly, the 24-hour liquidations have skyrocketed to $2.5 billion following this enhanced volatility, with 400,000 traders liquidated.

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BTC/USD, Bitstamp. Source: TradingView

Altcoins See Nothing but Red

As it typically happens when BTC dumps hard, so do the altcoins. Ethereum, for example, went from a daily high of $4,670 all the way down to $3,500. After this massive dump, ETH has now stalled below $3,900 and is 15% down on the day.

The situation with the rest of the alts is similar, if not worse, as double-digit price drops are evident left and right.

Some of the examples include Binance Coin (-13%), Solana (-18%), Cardano (-20%), Ripple (-26%), Polkadot (-25%), Avalanche (-15%), Terra (-20%), Dogecoin (-25%), and Shiba Inu (-15%).

With almost all lower- and mid-cap alts also in such an adverse state, the cumulative market cap of all assets dumped from above $2.6 trillion to just over $2 trillion on CoinMarketCap. As of now, it’s around $2.2 trillion, which still means a $400 billion decline in a day.

Cryptocurrency Market Overview. Source: Quantify Crypto
Cryptocurrency Market Overview. Source: Quantify Crypto
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Bitcoin Miner TeraWulf Eyes NASDAQ Listing Following a $200 Million Fund Raise

TeraWulf – an American bitcoin mining company – raised around $200 million in debt and equity financing from a group of individual and institutional investors. As a result, the firm expects to achieve a mining capacity of 6 exahash per second or 200 megawatts by the second part of 2022.

Furthermore, TeraWulf eyes public listing on Nasdaq through a business merger with the tech company IKONICS Corporation.

TeraWulf Aims High

As part of the $200 million financing, TeraWulf entered into an approximately $123.5 million three-year senior secured term loan. The bitcoin miner also signed agreements with investors to buy newly issued shares of the company’s common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $76.5 million.

“TeraWulf’s ability to raise private capital underscores the attractiveness of bringing a new paradigm for cryptocurrency mining to the public markets,” said Paul Prager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the company.

He added that his firm aims to become bigger than any other public bitcoin mining organization. TeraWulf also intends to produce BTC powered by “100% zero-carbon energy.”

Earlier this year, the entity revealed plans to become a Nasdaq-listed public company through a business combination with IKONICS Corporation (IKNX). The merge is supposed to be completed later this month, after which TeraWulf will enter the global marketplace under the symbol “WULF.”


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Some of the giants in the field, such as Riot Blockchain and Marathon Digital, already have their shares traded on Nasdaq. The former trades under the ticker “RIOT,” while the latter under “MARA.”

Griid Infrastructure Has The Same Intentions

A few days ago, Griid Infrastructure – another American bitcoin mining company – and the blank check firm – Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp. (ADEX) – announced their merger. As a result, the latter will acquire Griid Holdco LLC – a newly formed holding organization and parent of Griid. Upon finalizing the transaction, the new entity expects to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

The newly formed company will have a combined value of about $3.3 billion and will trade as “GRDI.”

Similar to TeraWulf, Griid is also orientated towards green bitcoin mining. Throughout its history, it has secured low-cost power pipelines focusing on carbon-free generation partners. David Shrier – CEO of the company – stated:

“Griid’s combination of a large pipeline of low-cost, carbon-free power, distinctive access to next-generation ASIC’s, and market-leading execution position them to generate attractive profitability and growth.”

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BlockchainCom Taps NFT Realm With Beta Version of its New Marketplace

Blockchain.com outlined plans to launch a marketplace exclusively focussed on NFTs to cater to the rising demand and fortunes that have attracted the attention of well-known individuals from different fields. With this move, the Luxembourg-based company is the latest one to dip its toes into the NFT market.

It joins the list of crypto giants such as Binance, Coinbase, and FTX.US, which have announced the launch of new NFT-focussed wings.

Blockchain.com’s NFT Marketplace is Coming Soon

The platform revealed working on an NFT marketplace, but it’s yet to disclose a release date. However, it revealed that users will be able to purchase, sell, and store non-fungible tokens through the Blockchain.com wallets in the next few weeks.

Apart from announcing the opening of a beta list for the new platform, the official blog post also cited challenges in adoption and the market’s complex and unintuitive nature. Consequently, the platform aims to make assessing the NFT market as easy as entering the cryptocurrency market.

Its announcement reads,


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“Over the last ten years, we’ve helped tens of millions of people access crypto by providing an easy way to buy, sell, swap, store, and earn crypto. Now we want to make it easy for people to access the exciting, new NFT market.”

Besides, Blockchain.com recently announced the acquisition of SeSocio, which is an Argentinian-based crypto investment platform, as it aims to expand its footprint across South America. Additionally, the firm earlier completed a $300 million Series C funding round to drive its valuation to $5.2 billion.

OpenSea Takes the NFT Crown

The NFT sales volume has amplified to a whopping $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021. As a result of the ongoing frenzy, the market figures have increased over eightfold from the previous quarter. Despite a minor slump in NFT trading volume in September, the figures are back on track.

The market is heating up as it continues to witness a strong sales volume on the leading NFT marketplace OpenSea. As a matter of fact, CryptoPotato recently reported that the trading volume figures for the platform have multiplied ten times since mid-August and recently surpassed the coveted $10 billion mark.

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Bitcoin Rejected at $60K Amid Fears of New COVID Variant: This Week’s Recap

The past seven were somewhat successful for Bitcoin, and the total market capitalization managed to increase by some $150 million. Some altcoins are really taking off, while others are seemingly in a stalemate situation.

But let’s start with Bitcoin. The market leader failed to produce any meaningful gains but is up slightly above 2% in the past seven days. This came after an excellent weekly close on Sunday. Unfortunately, bulls didn’t capitalize on the opportunity and failed to break the critical $59K resistance level on three separate occasions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

A lot of this volatility had to do with broader market turmoil caused by the discovery of a new COVID variant called Omicron. Stocks are also looking shaky, and it’s likely that they will take some time before the risk-on trade can continue with full force, hence creating temporary headwinds for the crypto market as well.

Some altcoins were completely unfazed by all of the above. Solana is up 10.5% in seven days, while LUNA skyrocketed by almost 60%. However, others felt the weight of the market instability – DOT is down 9%, XRP – 7.3%, ADA – 3%, AVAX – 8.7%, and so forth.

It’s interesting to note that this was the first time when PlanB’s BTC floor model missed by a long shot. However, according to the analyst, his S2F model is still intact. We are heading into a historically bullish month for the cryptocurrency market, in general, and it’s exciting to see what December has in store.

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Market Data

Market Cap: $2,739B | 24H Vol: 132B | BTC Dominance: 38.9%

BTC: $56,283 (+2.1%%) | ETH: $4,531 (+0.4%) | ADA: $1.1.63 (-3%)

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This Week’s Crypto Headlines You Can’t Miss

PlanB’s Floor Model First Miss: Bitcoin Price Closed Way Below $98K In November. PlanB, the analyst who created the famed Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model, also created a “worst-case scenario” one known as the floor model. In November, the latter was off for the first time as the price closed way below its target.

Adidas Enters The Metaverse With BAYC, Punks Comic, and GMoney. Renowned shoemaker Adidas formed three more crypto-related partnerships, diving deeper into the Metaverse hole. Following its collab with Coinbase, Adidas has now joined various NFT projects such as GMoney, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and Punks Comic.

Binance Smart Chain Activates Real-Time BNB Burning Mechanism. The Binance Smart Chain (BSC) activated the BEP-95, which integrates a real-time burning mechanism into its tokenomics structure. Going forward a fixed ratio of gas fees that are collected by BSC validators is going to be burned in every single block.

Ex-Chancellor: Crypto Could Give London an Advantage Over European Competitors. Philip Hammond, a former Chancellor for the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019 in the UK, argued that cryptocurrency adoption can give London a competitive advantage over other European competitors. He also added that failure to adopt might leave them behind.

Square Rebrands to Block, Expands Focus on Blockchain Industry. Jack Dorsey-led Square, the financial services company, changed its name to Block, hinting at further involvement in the broader cryptocurrency industry. This happened immediately after Dorsey stepped down from Twitter and is no longer serving as its CEO.

Meta Expands Avenues For Running Crypto Ads On Facebook. After rebranding the company to Meta, the platform has now expanded the range of cryptocurrency ads that are eligible. It now accepts 27 licenses compared to the previous 3, and they are publicly viewable on the policy page.

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Saxo Bank Believes NFTs Can Disrupt Spotify, Apple Music

There have been many reports questioning if Spotify pays musicians fairly. While the popular music streaming service is yet to disclose exactly how much it pays, industry experts have suggested that its payout rate for recordings at nearly $4,000 per million streams, or less than half a cent per stream. However, NFT is here to rescue, at least, according to Saxo Bank.

NFTs vs. Traditional Streaming Platforms

Saxo believes that the outlook is bright for NFT technology despite all the initial chaos and hype. According to one of Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions 2022: Revolution, NFTs’ use case can prove compelling to those musicians and artists who feel exploited or unfairly treated by the existing streaming platforms and their revenue structures.

Along the same lines, the Danish investment bank’s cryptocurrency analyst Mads Eberhardt’s blog post stated:

“These models don’t guide individual subscribers’ fees to the actual music an individual subscriber listens to. Rather, all subscription fee revenues are aggregated and distributed based on every artist’s share of total streams.”

The streaming platforms also churn a massive cut which, if coupled with the cut paid to labels, totals up to 75% or more of the total revenue.

NFT Challenging the Music Industry

The infrastructure of the current music industry has left both artists and their fans with just a handful of viable alternatives. The dominance of major record companies is dwindling. The reason – Spotify. Its third-quarter earnings show a 27% year-over-year surge in revenue to a whopping $2.8 billion.


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Besides, the audio giant’s gross margin amplified from 24.8% a year ago to 26.7% in 2021, which helped it amass more than $100 million in free cash flow in Q3.

This trend may change as individuals around the world are paying close attention to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. In 2021 alone, many musicians, sportspeople, and artists have flooded the NFT scene and are cashing in on it.

Saxo’s Eberhardt, for one, is pretty confident about its success. Citing the use of smart-contract blockchain networks, musicians can eliminate the need for a centralized entity and distribute their creations directly to their listeners. The decentralized process would help the artists get paid in real-time while also retaining the revenue cuts that generally go to the streaming sites.

In a not outrageous prediction, the analyst predicted that NFT-based music streaming services will emerge that will feature the likes of Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, and Jason Derulo. The trio has already been involved with the blockchain music platform, Audius. Slowly, Eberhardt believes that musicians will pull off their music from the mainstream platforms, which will be “terminally disrupted.”

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Charlie Munger Wished Cryptocurrencies Were Never Invented, Anyone Surprised? (Opinion)

The digital asset industry has marked an impressive year so far as many cryptocurrencies painted all-time high prices. Numerous experts and public figures showed their support, highlighting the merits of the asset class, while global institutions started diversifying their portfolios with bitcoin or some alternative coins.

Yet, Charlie Munger – Warren Buffett’s right-hand man – reiterated his skepticism once again recently by indicating that the hype around them is “crazier than the dot-com bubble two decades ago.” Furthermore, he vowed never to invest in the crypto market.

Why Is Munger Wrong about Crypto?

In a recent interview for the Sydney Herald, the 97-year-old Charlie Munger once again revealed he has no plans to enter the cryptocurrency market. To him, the craze generated around bitcoin, ether, and the rest is much similar to the Internet bubble between 1995-2000. Back then, investors rushed to pump money into Internet-based startups, hoping that these fledgling companies would soon turn a profit:

“I think the dot-com boom was crazier in terms of valuations than even what we have now. But overall, I consider this era even crazier than the dot-com era.”

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Charlie Munger. Source: Yahoo

The firms involved in the Internet bubble were indeed a target of mass attention, and many people invested more than they could afford at the time.

However, some organizations such as Amazon and eBay managed to overcome the subsequent bubble burst and now stand as giants in their field with millions of clients worldwide and a stable structure. Interestingly, SkyBridge Capital’s Anthony Scaramucci recently compared bitcoin to Amazon, predicting a similar success story for the primary cryptocurrency.


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It’s also worth noting that the company Munger spearheads alongside Buffett famously missed on investing early in both Amazon and Google – some of the biggest corporations in the world and, famously, part of the dot-com bubble times.

Munger – the Vice-Chairman of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway – went even further in his latest bashing fest, wishing the asset class “had never been invented.”

Cryptocurrencies, though, are seen by many as financial instruments against rising inflation, such as the one which the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent mass printing of fiat currencies caused. Currently, the inflation rate in the US stands at around 6%, which means that investors holding to their dollars will lose some of their buying capacity in the near future.

On the other hand, bitcoin has a predetermined number of coins ever to exist of 21 million. Thus, many legacy investors allocated funds to it to fight the growing inflation. Paul Tudor Jones and Stan Druckenmiller are just a few examples.

The Chinese Crypto Ban Made BTC Stonger

Another topic that the American billionaire investor scratched during his appearance was the total crypto ban that China imposed earlier this year. Unsurprisingly, Munger supported this move, while he regretted that the USA still allows local investors to deal with bitcoin and the altcoins.

“I think the Chinese made the correct decision, which is to simply ban them. My country – English-speaking civilization – has made the wrong decision.”

Shortly after the People’s Bank of China announced the restrictions, bitcoin’s price plunged significantly. However, it was a relatively short-term correction. In the following months, the leading cryptocurrency reached an all-time high of almost $70,000, meaning that the negative Chinese stance had a relatively small impact on BTC on a more macro scale. Many experts even opined this policy has worked in favor of the asset.

Katie Huan – a Partner at a16 – said the US should see China’s crackdown as an opportunity. In her view, American financial regulators must do the exact opposite to what the most-populated country did to enhance the nation’s economy.

Edward Snowden – the popular whistleblower – also joined the list of people believing the Chinese ban on BTC will actually benefit the cryptocurrency.

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Industry Executives Head to Congress to Clarify Crypto

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that the hearing will take place on Dec. 8.

Titled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States,” the assembly aims to demystify some of the misconceptions lawmakers have regarding the crypto industry and its underlying technology.

It will be attended by a number of prominent crypto industry leaders, including Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, who welcomes regulation, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, Bitfury boss Brian Brooks, Paxos CEO Chad Cascarilla, Denelle Dixon from the Stellar Development Foundation, and Alesia Haas, CFO at Coinbase.

Coinbase Global CEO, Brian Armstrong, is notably absent as the company was recently embroiled in a regulatory battle over its crypto lending services. There are also no representatives from Tether, the world’s most popular stablecoin, which is also in the crosshairs for policymakers.

Clarifying Crypto

Congress has taken a deeper interest in the crypto asset industry as it now cannot be ignored after surpassing $3 trillion market capitalization last month.


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On Dec. 2, Chad Cascarilla spoke on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to elaborate on what the hearing may contain. He said that the first angle is how is our financial future going to be different and how this technology is changing lives. He then went on to speak about the national currency:

“Also it is going to be about the dollar, the dollar is changing and the type of product that the dollar represents is shifting. How people use it, what their daily lives look like and why its important for the U.S. to maintain its financial primacy in order to be able to adapt to the changing world.”

Eyes on Stablecoins

Congress has already held several meetings to address the crypto industry. In late November, head of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Sherrod Brown sent a letter to stablecoin CEOs demanding more information on their issuance and redeeming processes.

Stablecoins have become a growing concern for U.S. regulators since their reserves and backing have yet to be officially audited. In early November, the Treasury Department recommended that stablecoins were subject to “appropriate federal oversight.”

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