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BCGW #13: The significance of Mythical Games

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BCGW #47: Tony Pearce on why games will take blockchain mass market
In this episode, Jon Jordan talks to mobile game entrepreneur Tony Pearce about the formation and funding of Reality Clash developer Reality Gaming Group, and why he believes games will be the products that take blockchain tech mainstream. Topics covered include: Tony’s early years in mobile games Reality Clash’s 2017 ICO The UX pain points that need to be overcome Why Crypto Winter was horrible but necessary Why games and NFTs will drive blockchain adoption Why the big game companies aren’t interested in blockchain yet Why boom times are ahead… eventually Episode links:  Tony Pearce - Twitter Reality Clash - Twitter Reality Clash website Reality Clash Armory store Like the show?  Donate ETH to semperaugustus.eth Follow Jon on Twitter & check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube 
26:33
June 10, 2019
BCGW #46: Talking the future of blockchain games with Gareth Jenkins
In this episode, Jon Jordan and game/blockchain developer Gareth Jenkins (@garethjenkins) discuss what’s been going on and what will be going on in the world of blockchain games, including chewing the fat over the new Dapper wallet and Cheeze Wizards. Topics covered include: The current state of the industry The possible impact of Ethereum 2.0 and Cosmos  Whatever happened to EOS and TRON? Issues around the integration blockchain, games and brands Dapper Labs’ new Dapper wallet and UX challenges Cheeze Wizards - the good and the bad The future of blockchain games Episode links:  Gareth Jenkins - Twitter Deckbound website Lunar Mines website Like the show?  Donate ETH to semperaugustus.eth Follow Jon on Twitter & check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube 
39:14
May 24, 2019
BCGW #45: Enjin’s Multiverse - strengths & weaknesses
In this episode, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the Enjin Multiverse, which is a growing blockchain gaming platform, spanning everything from the technology to make blockchain games to rules for item interoperability, the Enjin cryptocurrency, a mobile wallet, plus strong developer support and an active crypto community. Currently over 20 games are using the platform, with more being added as Enjin rolls out its latest Enjin Sparks program.  Topics covered include: What is the Enjin Multiverse? How well does it chime with broader blockchain sentiments? Which games are using Enjin? How does the interoperability of assets work? Will it be a mass market or a niche product? Episode links:  Enjin website Enjin mobile wallet EnjinX Explorer Introducing the Enjin Platform List of Enjin Multiverse assets  Some interesting games using Enjin 9Lives Arena Age of Rust War of Crypto Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show?  Donate ETH to semperaugustus.eth
35:46
May 17, 2019
BCGW#44: CryptoKitties’ new robotic traits, the Dapper wallet & Cheeze Wizards!?
In this episode, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss what’s been going on in the world of CryptoKitties’ developer Dapper Labs, which has announced new Robotic Traits, launched the open beta for its new smart contract wallet Dapper, and is totally confusing everyone with its just-announced somewhat surreal Cheeze Wizards game (at least, we think it’s a game). Topics covered include: CryptoKitties’ new RoboKitty Purrstige Traits, which will “unlock new features in other dapps” A wider discussion on the approaches to blockchain game item interoperability, including Enjin’s Multiverse The open beta launch of the Dapper wallet, which offers free gas and exclusive drops from games such as Etheremon and My Crypto Heroes, and tries to solve the onboard issues of wallets such as MetaMask, and Cheeze Wizards? What is Cheeze Wizards??? Episode links:  CryptoKitties RoboKitty blog post Dapper Wallet website  Cheeze Wizards Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show?  Donate ETH to  0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD
20:00
May 3, 2019
BCGW #43: What have we learned in 2019 so far?
Following my presentation at, and various discussions during, the Crypto Games Conference in Minsk, I've been thinking about the state of the Blockchain Gaming, especially given we are now a third of the way through a year many hope will be a turning point for the sector. You can read the article version of this podcast (including some graphs) on Medium.  Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show? Donate ETH to  0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD  
05:23
April 30, 2019
BCGW#42: Talking fully decentralized games with Xaya’s Andy Colosimo
In this episode, I talk to Andy Colosimo, the driving force behind the Xaya blockchain games platform, about how he got into crypto with Bitcoin and Namecoin, experimented with blockchain and gaming with Huntercoin, and how that developed into Chimera, which was rebranded as Xaya in 2018. Topics covered include: How Andy got involved in Namecoin How Namecoin developed into the first blockchain game - Huntercoin The vision for a fully decentralized blockchain game platform - Xaya A comparison with the sector trend towards Ethereum and dapps Explaining how Soccer Manager Elite will work Introducing Xaya’s new game, RTS Taurion Episode links:  Xaya website Huntercoin website Chrono Kings thread on Bitcointalk Soccer Manager Elite website Taurion website Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show? Donate ETH to  0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD
25:14
April 18, 2019
BCGW#41: Talking Battle Racers with Altitude’s Luna Javier
 This week, Jon Jordan talks to Altitude Games’ creative director Luna Javier about the mobile game developer’s move into blockchain games. Its debut title Battle Racers will launch as one of the first partnerships with Decentraland in the coming months. Topics covered included: Why Altitude Games got interested in blockchain The happenstance that resulted in Battle Racers joining Decentraland How the game has been designed to be accessible for everyone And how it integrates the Ethereum blockchain for more committed players, notably via the metagame provided by its vehicle NFTs, which can be levelled up as well as deconstructed back to their constituent parts Links  Battle Racers’ website Battle Racers’ Medium Altitude Games’ website Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show?  Donate ETH to 0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD
26:43
April 10, 2019
BCGW#40: Talking F1, brands and NFT value with Animoca Brand's Robby Yung
This week, Jon Jordan talks to Animoca Brands’ CEO Robby Yung about the Hong Kong-based developer and publisher’s 2018 pivot from mobile games into blockchain products, notably blockchain gaming. Note: This interview happened prior to Animoca’s announcement it was acquiring German developer Stryking for $1 million, plus its investment raise of $3 million.  Topics covered included: Why Animoca moved from mobile to blockchain The value of the true ownership of digital items How big brands such as F1 think about blockchain, especially how it changes in their level of control How the F1 Delta Time game will link into the real F1 season User generated content and The Sandbox game Animoca Brand’s acquisition strategy Why Robby is bullish about blockchain gaming in 2019 Links  Animoca Brands website F1 Delta Time website The Sandbox website Robby Yung on Twitter Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube Like the show?  Donate ETH to 0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD
24:57
April 5, 2019
BCGW#39: Why MLB Crypto Baseball became MLB Champions
This week, Jon Jordan (@blockchaingmg) and James McQuillan (@BCGbiz) talk about how three blockchain games are positioning themselves for mass market success, in terms of their use of licenses, marketing and community outreach. Topics covered included: Why MLB Crypto Baseball 2018 become MLB Champions and has removed blockchain from its onboarding. Neon District's Founders Sale. The announcement of the F1 Delta Time blockchain game from Animoca Brands. Links  MLB Champions website Neon District website F1 Delta Time website Follow Jon on Twitter Check out Blockchain Gaming World on YouTube And you can also watch a video version of the this podcast here. Like the show? Donate ETH to  0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD
24:20
March 29, 2019
BCGW#38: Talking Axie Infinity with COO Alexsander Larsen
In this episode, I talk to Alexsander Larsen, the COO of Axie Infinity about the background to and future of the breeding-and-battling blockchain game, which is a great example of technological expertise and community focus.  Topics covered include: How Alexsander got into blockchain games and connected with Axie Infinity’s founders (Trung and Jeff) How the game was influenced by CryptoKitties, notably in terms of creating item value Axie Infinity’s recent Land sale and the vision for the Lunacia open world in future years Funding and dealing with the CryptoWinter The road to mainstream adoption of blockchain games Axie Infinity’s goal to move from an Ethereum and Metamask-gated game to a more open meta-chain experience And how the blockchain gaming sector is likely to fare in 2019 Episode links:  Axie Infinity website Alexsander’s Twitter  Jon’s Twitter BCG on YouTube You can also check out the video version of this podcast on YouTube You can support this show by donating:  ETH: 0xa2F7899ca1Bf8e602c09F1C70671926a967515cD 
25:00
March 25, 2019
BCGW#37: Is Ripple the next gaming blockchain?
In this week's podcast, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the announcement a $100 million game development fund to be managed by Ripple's Xpring outfit and new blockchain gaming startup Forte. We also delve into the expanding universe of new blockchains, which could be used for gaming including IOST, Cosmos etc, and think about why success in this space will be more than just technical excellence . You can check out the video version of the podcast here.  Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube
19:57
March 15, 2019
BCGW#36: Talking blockchain games with Gabby Dizon
Following the end of DGC Dubai 2019 (where we were both speaking), I caught up with Gabby Dizon, chairman of Alto.io, to talk about what's going on in the world of blockchain games, in particularly Gabby's love of Axie Infinity, and how that game has built a strong player community and economy. You can check out the video version of this podcast here Follow me on Twitter Check us out on YouTube
13:18
March 8, 2019
BCGW#35: Springtime for blockchain games
Following the Crypto Winter, it could be spring for blockchain games. Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the surprising pop of Enjin Coin's USD value (up +150%) thanks to its Samsung S10 tie-in, also talking more generally about the BUIDLing not HODLing attitude from blockchain games companies ranging from Decentraland to Loom Network, as well as the difference between "blockchain games" and games with some blockchain features.  Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube
16:22
March 1, 2019
BCGW#34: Talking MLB Crypto Baseball with Lucid Sight
In this interview, I talk to Randy Saaf (CEO) and Fazri Zubair (CTO) of US developer Lucid Sight about its blockchain games MLB Crypto Baseball and CSC (Crypto Space Commander), including how it's finding balance between the decentralization needed for secure NFT ownership and the frictionless onboarding that a mass market license such as MLB requires, including fiat payments. Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube 
30:24
February 27, 2019
BCGW#33: NFTs - challenges and opportunities
Non-Fungible Tokens are one of the key trends in blockchain games, so Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss what an NFT is, why they're becoming so important, and what some of the issues are, especially as NFTs are increasingly being spoken about as speculative investments.  Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube, including a visual version of this podcast
23:54
February 22, 2019
BCGW#32: Talking OpenSea with Devin Finzer
In this interview, I talk to the CTO of blockchain game marketplace OpenSea Devin Finzer about the importance of such thirdparty marketplaces in the open blockchain game ecosystem, especially in terms of offering pre-launch item sales for funding, game discoverability, and overall market liquidity. You can find Devin on Twitter Plus follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube And drop us an email - jon@blockchaingaming.world
25:43
February 13, 2019
BCGW#31: We don’t need no heroes (or Fortnite)
Don’t get me started on the egregious attempts to shoehorn the words ‘Fortnite’ and ‘blockchain’ into the same headline... Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube Or email jon@blockchaingaming.world
03:47
February 12, 2019
BCGW#30: Plasma Bears - the good and the bad
In this podcast, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the launch of Blockade Games' game Plasma Bears, which runs on Loom Network's Ethereum sidechain technology and doesn't require wallets, ETH, marketplaces or any of the other elements we've come to expect from blockchain games.  You can follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube And gift us Plasma Bear parts too!
18:51
February 8, 2019
BCGW#29: Recap of Blockchain Gamer Connects London 2019
The third edition of the Blockchain Gamer Connects conference ran in London from 21-22 January 2019, so event MC Jon and James (editor at @BCGbiz) discuss the key trends arising: including sector enthusiasm despite Crypto Winter, the growing importance of UX, the value of games for blockchain usage, and why many blockchain devs are going 'item-first'. Follow us on Twitter Watch on YouTube Read us on Medium
18:12
January 25, 2019
BCGW#28: Why 2019 will be different
Why are blockchain game developers so bullish? Jon Jordan argues that the hard lessons of 2018 have forced the sector to focus on UX, not blockchain. Maybe, like Fight Club, the first rule of blockchain games will be no-one mentions blockchain games.  Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube Read us on Medium
05:02
January 23, 2019
BCGW#27: Blockchain Game Sentiment Survey 2019
Do you have an opinion about blockchain games and how the sector will develop in 2019? If so, please answer our 10-question Blockchain Game Sentiment Survey for 2019. It will only take 3 minutes. And to whet your appetite, Jon Jordan takes a brief look at the answers collected so far. The survey will remain open until Friday 25 January. Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube Read us on Medium
09:38
January 18, 2019
BCGW#26: CryptoKitties x Gods Unchained
Interoperability is a concept much talked about in blockchain gaming. But despite the potential for using items from one game in another (and vice versa), we haven't actually seen many examples. Jon Jordan discusses how the deal between CryptoKitties and Gods Unchained ranks in this context, and why interoperability is so much harder to do in practice than in theory. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube and web. 
15:37
January 11, 2019
BCGW#25: Our hopes for 2019
It's a new year so having reflected on how blockchain games progressed (or didn't) in 2018, it's time to consider our hopes and fears for 2019. Jon Jordan, together with James (@BCGbiz), welcome the decoupling of blockchain from cryptocurrency value and look forward to games ranging from Gods Unchained to Blankos Block Party, and discuss UX Maximalism (i.e. UX before decentralization). Follow us and comment at @blockchaingmg And find us at Blockchain Gamer Connects London 2019 on 21-22 January. 
19:11
January 4, 2019
BCGW#24: Key 2018 Trends in Blockchain Gaming
The year is almost over so now it's time to consider the key trends that impacted the nascent blockchain gaming sector in 2018. Ranging from the general Crypto Winter, to migration from Ethereum to EOS and Tron (and sidechains), and the failure of blockchain games to improve on CryptoKitties' balance of simplicity and UX, Jon Jordan discusses the past 12 months, and what it all means for 2019.  Follow us at https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg
25:30
December 28, 2018
BCGW#23: Most Anticipated Blockchain Games for 2019
2019 is going to be a breakout year for blockchain games - that's what we're hoping . But for this to happen, there will have to be some excellent games, so in this podcast Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss 10 upcoming games.  1. Gods Unchained, https://twitter.com/GodsUnchained 2. Zombie Battleground, https://twitter.com/ZBCardGame 3. Reality Clash, https://twitter.com/reality_clash 4. Hash Rush, https://twitter.com/PlayHashRush 5. CSC, https://twitter.com/CS_Commander 6. Cryptic Conjure, https://twitter.com/CrypticConjure 7. MLB Crypto Baseball 2019, https://twitter.com/MLBCrypto 8. Neon District, https://twitter.com/neondistrictRPG 9. Bitizens, https://twitter.com/BitGuildPLAT 10. The Sandbox, https://twitter.com/TheSandboxGame (+bonus item:  War Riders, https://twitter.com/warriders)
24:02
December 21, 2018
BCGW #16: Blockchain Game of the Year 2018
Yes, it's that time of the year when we look back and consider which blockchain game released in 2018 gains the title Game of the Year. But - as Jon Jordan argues - this year he doesn't think any blockchain game deserves the accolade (although he is happy to award the Best Worst Blockchain Game of the Year). Follow us on https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg And on Medium at https://medium.com/blockchaingamingworld
20:12
December 14, 2018
BCGW #15: Blockchain Games vs the Crypto Crisis
Cryptocurrencies prices are tanking but what does that mean for blockchain games? With James (@bcgbiz), Jon Jordan discusses why the death of crypto as an investment asset is actually a great thing for the longterm success of blockchain gaming. Follow us at @blockchaingmg And laugh at my portfolio at https://my.delta.app/Ojyd Note: Not investment advice, purely skin in the game... !
20:37
December 7, 2018
BCGW #14: Blockchain's UX dilemma
By definition, blockchains are highly decentralized, which creates lots of issues in terms of onboarding and user experience, especially for new users. In this podcast Jon Jordan talks to blockchain expert Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound/ @garethjenkins) about how game projects should balance of making their game accessible while still taking full advantage of the features using a blockchain offers, notably item ownership. Follow us on Twitter @blockchaingmg Check out Deckbound - https://www.deckbound.com/
21:10
November 30, 2018
BCGW #13: The significance of Mythical Games
LA blockchain games platform Mythical Games decloaked this week with a $16 million Series A funding round. Jon Jordan explains why it is an interesting company and what its arrival tells us about the fast maturing blockchain gaming sector in terms of how it's now highlighting user experience over the technology of blockchain. Follow us at https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg Check out Mythical Games at http://mythical.games/
18:05
November 16, 2018
BCGW #12: AppCoins and the rise of blockchain app stores
Can blockchain disrupt app stores? That's the discussion this week as Jon and James (@BGCbiz) talk about the recent App Store Foundation conference in Portugal, and the AppCoins project which is already in testing via the Aptoide Android app store and has the potential to connect advertisers with unbanked users, giving them the opportunity to accumulate tokens they then can spend on IAPs. Follow us on https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg More details about AppCoins at: https://appcoins.io/ More details about Aptoide at: https://en.aptoide.com/
14:42
November 9, 2018
BGCW #11: CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs and $30m
CryptoKitties dev Dapper Labs has just raised $15m, taking its total to almost $30m so Jon and James (from @BCGbiz) discuss what it will do with all that cash, including its new project Dapper (which Jon mistakenly calls Dapps!), as well as talking more generally about changes in funding for blockchain projects. Follow at https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg Find out more about Dapper and sign up at https://www.whatisdapper.xyz
13:56
November 2, 2018
BCGW Special - Reality Clash; the first blockchain mobile shooter
As well as blockchain, mobile shooter Reality Clash uses AR/VR and location-based technologies so it's certainly an ambitious project. So, as it begins its beta testing, we talk to community manager Jake and marketing manager Sam to find out more about how the game and how its blockchain ownership model for guns fits into the bigger picture. Follow us on https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg & find out more about Reality Clash at https://realityclash.com/
16:21
November 1, 2018
BCGW #10: Enjin's Multiverse and struggles with EOS
We talk about Enjin's Multiverse, Jon's struggles setting up an EOS wallet, the launch of Beyond The Void, and trying to find the 'blockchain bit' of Lordmancer II. Follow us on https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg
19:08
October 26, 2018
BCGW Special: Hedgie - how to make an accessible blockchain game
We talk Hedgie, the forthcoming casual strategy blockchain game, which combines ERC721 hedgehog characters, the game's ERC20 Curio token, a real-world payment system, and a strong focus on onboarding players without requiring any crypto payment or wallet registration. Jon Jordan talks to Stas Zlobinski and Madeleine Cruickshank from developer Hedgie Inc. You can find out more about Hedgie at https://www.hedgie.io/ The Hedgehog in the Fog cartoon at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehog_in_the_Fog And contact us at https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg
18:34
October 23, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #9: The F2P Challenge
Axie Infinity launches but Jon doesn't want to spend $20 to try it, James finds his retro gaming skills challenged in nTitle's Fury demo, Jon adds to his collection of wallets when he tries to play DopeRaider, (which now runs on the POA Network), and we compare our faux coin haul in our ongoing obsession with BitGuild's airdrop jumblesale app GuildChat.
20:26
October 19, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #8 - GuildChat's Skinner Box
BitGuild starts airdropping TRX (and less useful tokens) into its new mobile messaging GuildChat app to much confusion, Jon buys a big shiny gun in Reality Clash, and HyperDragons and Ethermon beat out CryptoKitties' DAUs. Jon Jordan (@blockchaingmg) and BlockchainGamer.biz (@BCGbiz) James discuss the state of blockchain gaming.
19:03
October 12, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #7: Game over for Ethereum?
Are game devs now moving away from Ethereum? In this week's episode Jon Jordan talks to blockchain game developer Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound) about the various blockchains available - Ethereum, EOS, TRON etc - not to ignore all the various layer 2 Ethereum sidechain options such as Loom, POA, Tenfold etc, nor more custom options such as XAYA and Gareth's own DLOX tech. (NB: apols for small child interruption... towards the end!)
20:27
October 5, 2018
The significant trajectory of blockchain games in 2018
Ups and downs: Jon Jordan considers what he's learned about the blockchain game sector in 2018 so far.
06:59
October 1, 2018
BCGW Special: Gareth Jenkins, Deckbound
Live from the Blockchain Game Summit in Lyon, Jon talks to blockchain/gaming veteran Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound) about the current state of the sector.
10:39
September 27, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #6
This week, we discuss Enjin's 'Multiverse', Stick Cricket, the top performing blockchain games of August, and Blockchain Gamer Connects Helsinki. Host Jon Jordan is joined by James from BlockchainGamer.biz.
19:20
September 21, 2018
BCGW Special: Alto's Crypto Game Challenge
In this episode, we talk to Alto.io's Gabby Dizon about the Crypto Game Challenge and its 'Item First' approach to blockchain gaming.
09:12
September 13, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #5
In this week's news roundup, Jon and James discuss: Did someone mean to spend 600 ETH on a Gen 9 CryptoKitty? Is the falling price of crypto good or bad? The launch of MLB Crypto Baseball And will Apple and Google play nice with blockchain games?
22:19
September 7, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World episode 4
This week, we talk with James from BlockchainGamer.biz about: The ambition of mobile, AR/VR, location-based shooter Reality Clash Hash Rush's 10,000-strong beta War Rider's item pre-sale PC blockchain game distribution platforms Robot Cache and Korrobox Blockchain Waves and games platform Alto.io hook up Plus why blockchain gaming may be great for indies
18:30
August 24, 2018
Blockchain Gaming World #3
In this week's episode, we're joined by James from BlockchainGamer.biz, and we discuss: Zombie Battleground's $350k Kickstarter Gods Unchained $1.2m pre-sale MLB Crypto Baseball's launch plus Mythereum going live on Bitguild, KamaGames' token sale and Alto and FlowPlay's partnership.
16:39
August 17, 2018
BGW: Talking to Soccer Manager Crypto & XAYA
In this special edition podcast, we talk to Andrew Colosimo (CEO, XAYA) and Andy Gore (Soccer Manager Crypto) about how they started working together and why SMC is being released on the XAYA blockchain games platform.
16:17
August 16, 2018
Blockchain Gaming Week #2
In this week's episode, we're joined by BlockchainGamer.biz editor James, and we talk about: Blockchain games including ETH.TOWN, Axie Infinity, Hash Rush, Zombie Battleground and Gods Unchained, Various AR/VR blockchain projects, and new blockchain technoology Hedera Hashgraph
21:15
August 10, 2018
Blockchain Gaming Week #1
Hello and welcome to the first episode of Blockchain Gaming Week, in which we cover: Zombie Battleground's $300k Kickstarter Cryptic Conjure's pre-item sale ETH.Town's launch Various blockchain game companies' esports deals Partnerships between WAX & CryCash, OpenSea & ECOMI New ERC proposed standards 988 and 1155 and Hedera Hashgraph's $20 million hard cap public ICO.
18:00
August 3, 2018
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