Please Vote For The Latest Community Superblock

Hello Snode owners! It’s time to vote for the latest proposals!

There is a great responsibility for Service Node (Snode) owners to vote either “yes,” or “no,” on the proposals. It cannot be emphasised enough how much the community as well as the Blocknet team relies on Snodes to vote on project proposals to ensure continued funding for development of the Blocknet.

The proposals for superblock 864000 can be viewed below or on the forum here. Voting will close at Block 861120, but your node must remain active until block 864000 for your vote to count. Please note, proposals are being submitted individually so please make sure you scroll down and take your time to look over each proposal.

In the latest wallet voting is now much easier. Navigate to the proposal area:

Click the “Vote” button for a proposal you wish to vote on and choose “yes”, “no” or “abstain” to vote. (If voting for multiple nodes or a vps, check “Vote many”.)

If using an older wallet, follow the instructions on how to vote for each proposal below.

The latest Superblock details are below in alphabetical order:

Superblock 864000

Proposal: atc-DEV-sb864000 (Dan)

Proposal: atc-DEV-sb864000

Summary:

Various supporting day-to-day dev tasks, maintaining the build system (gitian), and automation implementations (CI/CD pipelines) for various blocknet projects leveraging aws. The cost includes infrastructure costs, maintenance and additional development.

Infra:
– Seed Nodes
– s3 buckets
– dxapi
– blocknet forum
– tipbot

CICD:
– Gitian
– Docker
– API Site
– Doc Site
– block dx configurations to s3

As part of the docker effort in march, I’ve identified an automation approach to having the dockerfiles auto-generated,pushed to docker hub which is triggered by updates to the latest config manifest. Proof of Concept scripts where created for each leg of the process. The objective would be to formalize those scripts into a final solution, making docker updates fully automated.

The API and DOC sites will also be fully automated based off github push’s, streamlining the process for updating.

Blocknets new forum is deployed, additional work is required to split off the docker image into an HA deployment on aws.

Proposal url: https://bit.ly/2Xt7A9t

Cost Assessment: Total: 3500 BLOCK 

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: atc-DEV-sb864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote f55c7040c738356964578af9bfac65a0d0aa1d9e3c4ee7c18b3dcdb502ebf60a yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote f55c7040c738356964578af9bfac65a0d0aa1d9e3c4ee7c18b3dcdb502ebf60a yes/no

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Proposal: atc-DXMM-sb864000 (Dan)

Proposal: atc-DXMM-sb864000

Summary:

Additional markets launched in march. Currently Supported tokens: Block, Dash, DGB, LTC, SYS

Objective:
Launch 2~3 more markets based on global volume, support and community requests

Proposal url: https://bit.ly/2OnXimC

Cost Assessment: Total: 750 BLOCK (Costs cover servers, setup, dex mm, and new coin additions)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: atc-DXMM-sb864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 767d6ff73295efb4deb948aeaa17175ebd332dc49bb8bf5f19d572715a6e51de yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 767d6ff73295efb4deb948aeaa17175ebd332dc49bb8bf5f19d572715a6e51de yes/no

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Proposal: AWS (86b)

Proposal: aws-march-2019

Summary:
This proposal is being made to cover the total costs of our AWS expenses for the month of March.

Cost Assessment: Total: 360 BLOCK 

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: aws-march-2019, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 60a2602f919fbaa131c2fd5da6637a6a9979bd39113bb9f7b75ffaa7984658ed yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 60a2602f919fbaa131c2fd5da6637a6a9979bd39113bb9f7b75ffaa7984658ed yes/no

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Proposal: BLOCK1000 Funds Reallocation (Fattox / Cryptoved)

Proposal: Reallocate-864000

Summary:

This is a proposal to reallocate the funds given to @cryptoved for use as BLOCK1000 airdrops. The funds were originally sent to, and are currenty held, in the following address: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/block/address.dws?Bni5YR7Msz3VCHhGFwY65AmiKZ1rsdk5Ej.htm

This proposal is for the entire balance of those remaining funds, less any staking rewards, to be returned to the Marketing portion of the Blocknet Community Funds, the address of which is BgSDpy7F7PuBZpG4PQfryX9m94NNcmjWAX and can be seen here:
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/block/address.dws?BgSDpy7F7PuBZpG4PQfryX9m94NNcmjWAX.htm

The total to be returned amounts to: 993.35 BLOCK

The reason for this request is that these funds are currently left dormant, following the removal of @cryptoved from his former Marketing role and the termination of the BLOCK1000 intiative that was under him. We believe that these funds could be used for other Marketing initiatives, primarly for the purpose of airdrops to other communities, which was their original intended use case. Airdrops have already commenced via our tipbot, raffles and other such handouts in our server and others.

The funds are requested to be moved directly to the Marketing fund pool (above) by @cryptoved, should this proposal pass.

Cost Assessment: Total: 10 BLOCK (Submisssion Feee Only)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: Reallocate-864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote d3972e27a6bb08708a95cf54b83861951319ce270efb45c366e68f4be383879c yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote d3972e27a6bb08708a95cf54b83861951319ce270efb45c366e68f4be383879c yes/no

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Proposal: Block DX Javascript Development Proposal (Michael)

Proposal: blockdx-js-dev-apr

Summary:

This proposal is for funding javascript development on Block DX.

Upcoming Tasks
– Performance improvements (many coming in the next release)
– DX UI clean up and optimizations
– Fix spread calculation
– Depth chart and nav bar fixes
– Performance improvements
– Ongoing bug fixes

Proposal url: https://goo.gl/c643AS

Cost Assessment: Total: 1850 BLOCK 

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: blockdx-js-dev-apr, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 7acb9f78d8b77424eeb96809aa810927e2baef9d326cdeca4fc0773d04c27801 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 7acb9f78d8b77424eeb96809aa810927e2baef9d326cdeca4fc0773d04c27801 yes/no

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Proposal: Build/Test Server Proposal (Michael)

Proposal: buildserver-cost-apr

Summary:

This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of the dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is important for QA testing as well as for validating Blocknet’s code on github. It also allows the community to beta test our upcoming releases.

Proposal url: https://goo.gl/7sjLU8

Cost Assessment: Total: 350 BLOCK

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: buildserver-cost-apr, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 86f53d21c0b738d1009639e2b9ede4e72b1c8b5a2d525e25f2927ddf2c5df363 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 86f53d21c0b738d1009639e2b9ede4e72b1c8b5a2d525e25f2927ddf2c5df363 yes/no

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Proposal: Core Development Proposal (Michael)

Proposal: michael-dev-apr

Summary:

March recap:
Core development in March has been focused on the XRouter Beta and fixing critical bugs in the core codebase (including fixing the chainstate issues). XRouter progress can be seen here: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/blocknet/commits/fix-xrouter. The planned release for XRouter is very soon, targeting end of the month.

April plan (and coming months):
Blocknet desperately needs a new base blockchain and we’re planning on forking the latest v18 Bitcoin codebase to put us in line with the best security, network protocol optimizations, and optimized code. We plan on adding Service nodes and staking to the v18 Bitcoin codebase.
Reasons for new base chain:
– Upstream security updates and optimizations (on the current chain we’re unable to efficiently incorporate upstream changes from PIVX/Dash)
– Security and stability, Bitcoin has a much more resilient and tested codebase
– Scalability, we need an overhaul of our RPC and networking code to support mass adoption of XBridge and XRouter
– Developer network, Bitcoin has a strong and active develper network

This is a multi-month effort, and will put Blocknet’s base chain in line with the BTC standard. The dev team is planning the following:
– Forking v18 Bitcoin
– Implementing On-Chain Governance (proposal voting will be recorded directly on-chain)
– Moving everyone to Staking rewards 
 + Service Nodes are not going away, but they will be exclusive to powering DX/XBridge and XRouter
 + Service Nodes will be able to stake and can earn additional fees through XBridge and XRouter
 + No more long wait periods to activate service nodes (looking at 2–3 network confirmations for snode inputs)
 + You can signal multiple staking inputs to validate your node (no longer need a single 5k input)
 
Ongoing Tasks
– XRouter Beta development
– Implement new base blockchain

Other tasks
– Improved handling of pending orders affected by a Blocknet client is shutdown and restart
– Refundable trade fees (for failed orders)
– Wallet Redesign UI fixes & improvements
– Development discussions

Proposal url: https://goo.gl/UGYKaT

Cost Assessment: Total: 7500 BLOCK

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: michael-dev-apr, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 6af59fb16309cdaf6422980e882723fdc1b3417499a31b355bc4895269597f83 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 6af59fb16309cdaf6422980e882723fdc1b3417499a31b355bc4895269597f83 yes/no

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Proposal: Hanniabu-864000 (Hanni)

Proposal: hanniabu-864000

Summary:

Proposal
As a core contributor of Blocknet, I take part in many daily tasks that help keep the project running smoothly, as well as larger tasks that move Blocknet forward. Putting in an average 60 hours a week, I partake in projects that build Blocknet’s foundation and assist in other projects in order to help meet objectives. This proposal is for compensation to allow me to continue contributing to Blocknet for the next upcoming Superblock period.

Background
I have a technical background with a degree in mechanical engineering, prior development experience, and have spent a few years a a few early stage startups (pre and post seed round). This experience helps in various aspects of the project including working in a fast-paced environment, wearing multiple ‘hats’, pivoting priorities and tasks, understanding the project technicals and vision, communicating the different components, conveying concepts into diagrams and text, and budgeting and financials.

Attention to detail is another useful trait. When reviewing interface UI and user experience, performing QA, writing specifications and documents, and communicating concepts, this attention to detail is important as it’s typically the intricacies that make a difference.

Past Contributions
I began contributing in August 2017 when I saw there were areas the project could use help in. The first thing I worked on was an informational website (blocknetprotocol.com) since informational resources we lacking. This led to submitting my first Superblock proposal that next month for further contribution.

Since then I have been responsible for multiple projects and tasks, as well have assisted in others. Some of these items are as follows:

– API documentation (https://api.blocknet.co/)
– New configurations file format: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/blockchain-configuration-files
– Compose documentation (https://docs.blocknet.co)
– Compose content
– Compose specifications
– Wallet QA (MacOS)
– Block DX QA (MacOS)
– Block DX development
– Website development
– Participate in interviews
– Roadmap discussion
– Manage and organize files and documents
– Review announcements and publications
– Convention prep, attending convention, and followups
– Newsletter content, review, and submission
– Release announcements, posts, and emails
– Respond to questions from the community
– Respond to emails
– Fill out applications and forms

Past Month
Below is a list of items I have been working on the past Superblock period.

– Daily intra-team communication and coordination
– Reviewed/finalized the newsletter
– Submitted newsletter email
– Continued documentation
– Maintain existing documentation
– Maintain blockchain-configuration-files
– Maintain and update bootstrap files
– Update API documentation
– Contribute to dxmakerbot
– Assist UAT with Coin Announcements
– Task management of Block DX improvements
—- Manage priorities
—- Write up tasks/specs
– Block DX QA
– Website maintenance
– Request updates on information sites

Agenda
In addition to daily tasks, the following list are main items I plan to be working on in the following Superblock period. Keep in mind that some of these may not be completed this upcoming Superblock period or may be pushed back due to a change in priority.

Block DX development
– Coordinate with exchanges and services for wallet update
– Continued documentation
– Continued wallet and Block DX tutorials
– Start website content revision

Cost Assessment: Total: 5000 BLOCK (@ $2.30 BLOCK)

As a retainer to continue contributing to this project, the following amount is requested for this Superblock with payment to be made out of the community funds if the proposal passes but is bumped.

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: hanniabu-864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote abf528498a34253b92f7d9bdf8c473ba3a0435ee666e3972ffbdf2b3839b7789 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote abf528498a34253b92f7d9bdf8c473ba3a0435ee666e3972ffbdf2b3839b7789 yes/no

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Proposal: infinity7592-apr19 (infinity7592)

Proposal: infinity7592-apr19

Summary:

* A bug regarding the tx broadcast still unsolved.

Cost Assessment: Total: 375 BLOCK (plus 10 BLOCK fee)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: infinity7592-apr19, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 50e9bd0c6a02a1c1aefc0860136cfe02cac260e6a9f4f673c697aef2e9e3d94e yes/no/abstain
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-client mnbudget vote  50e9bd0c6a02a1c1aefc0860136cfe02cac260e6a9f4f673c697aef2e9e3d94e yes/no/abstain

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Proposal: Operations Director (redactedman)

Proposal: redactedman-864000

Summary:

Name: redactedman
Position: Operations Director
Employment type: Part time, without pay
Cost: 10 Block, plus external expenses

Description:
As the operations director for Blocknet I would like to contribute to the project by giving assistance to the fundamental tasks that need to be completed in order to run a tight operation. These tasks may include but are not limited to, marketing, web development, graphic design, search engine marketing, hiring/management of external help, failure oversight, planning and coordination.

I believe that by opening a position that looks after purely operations, we can better have an understanding on where our areas of failure are and my responsibility would be on how to solve those issues. Leaving the development work, to those that are best suited for that position and freeing them up of valuable time.

Funding:
I’d like to keep the position entirely unpaid. The only pay that is awarded to me would be for external expenses such as hiring of staff, costs related to business transactions. Which would be transferred to the recipients. Those expenses will be asked to be repaid to me on the approval of the subsequent superblock. All transactions will be recorded and displayed upon voting.

Proposal url: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rFrT8ZBIgZAtNWp3QZ0daf5DtWtHSLwo/view

Cost Assessment: Total: 10 BLOCK (Submission fee only)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: redactedman-864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 7472d54dcf1ff98f10edf3b71240842b5afcd50f6f39046d59852af1eebe518c yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 7472d54dcf1ff98f10edf3b71240842b5afcd50f6f39046d59852af1eebe518c yes/no

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Proposal: Social_Philip_Apr (philip marshall)

Proposal: Social_Philip_Apr

Summary:

Recent and forthcoming tasks:

– A PR was recently published at Bitcoinist: https://bitcoinist.com/block-dx-ultimate-trustless-trading-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-dx/ 
– An article was published on the Blocknet site: https://blocknet.co/block-dx-saving-time-maintaining-privacy/ 
– More will follow this month.
– Now that Coin announcements have resumed, I am working with the UAT team and representatives of various tokens regarding the scheduling of announcements and the creation of new Coin Hub pages.
– The regular Token/Coin recap articles have now resumed in conjunction with the next phase of Block DX token announcements.
– Pushing out Delta Direct notifications has been added to my purview of social media responsibilities.
– I am working closely with other team members on coordinating a forthcoming marketing campaign.
– Since the departure of the marketing director and co-brand lead, I am now responsible for an estimated 90% of the current social media output across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Instagram, and Medium and shortly, Delta direct moving forward.

Ongoing tasks:

– Maintain and manage the social media profile of Blocknet on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Youtube, Medium and other platforms. 
– Ensure communications from the developers and marketing team can be transmitted in a clear and timely manner to the community.
– Respond to the community.
– Compile and write regular newsletter.
– Contribute to various marketing materials and initiatives.
– Write press releases and news updates.
– Write and create articles for specific initiatives.
– Manage, source, correspond and coordinate payments to news and media outlets.
– Maintain various internal spreadsheets.
– Participate in strategy discussions as part of the strategy group.
– Creation of coin hub pages.

Cost Assessment: Total: 750 BLOCK (6.3 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $2.27 per BLOCK. )

Please, note, the amount requested is due to increased reasonability and workload as well as to address the previous 6 months of payments that equalled less than the minimum hourly wage.

If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Marketing Fund

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: Social_Philip_Apr, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 4ae7215a5792b707115918cfb3550b0e9cf104cfc08126799667037e523231b1 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 4ae7215a5792b707115918cfb3550b0e9cf104cfc08126799667037e523231b1 yes/no

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Proposal: UAT Team (Team consists of 86b, aderks, and Fattox)

Proposal: UAT-864000

Summary:

Foreword:
Below is a non-exhaustive list of tasks we will aim to spend our time on. Some tasks will take priority over others, based on many variables, but we will aim to cover both ‘roles’ in a efficient and sufficient manner, based on what makes the most sense at the time. Please be aware that due to the necessity of managing our time and prioritising these tasks, based on how critical they are, it may not be possible to address every single point listed below. But rest-assured, our team will aim to work in a way which is the most optimal and beneficial to the project, at any given time.

Role #1 — UAT/QA/Integrations:

  • Support services
  • Integration strategy
  • Product analysis
  • Bug reporting, error tracking, and logging
  • Collaboration with other projects and teams
  • New coin integration, confirming, and corresponding QA
  • Genesis testing
  • Exploit checks
  • Communicating with partners and project delegates
  • XRouter testing and QA
  • Block DX UI QA
  • Wallet release QA
  • Auto configuration testing and QA

Role #2 — Marketing/Communications:

  • Coin Announcements lifecycle: from initial integration/QA to community/partner outreach and coordination of announcements/support.
  • In reference to the above: approaching communites of newly announced coins in an effort to bring about more adoption from freshly launched projects. Hopefully some day making Block DX the ‘go to’ for new projects who are seeking a place as their first exchange listing.
  • Helping to support and promote the DX to communities that are integrated in to our protocol, both old and new. Using raffles, airdrops, tips (etc) as a way to enable people to try the DX using these small portions of BLOCK as trade-fees.
  • Pushing awareness of Blocknet throughout the communities of our supported projects and partners. Co-marketing efforts may be taken up where possible or beneficial.
  • Creating content for Blocknet’s Social Media and driving traffic to our site and community channels.
  • Collaborating on the creation and maintenance of documentation: EG Tutorials, resources, informative articles and other content, for both our community and a wider audience.
  • Dealing with the necessary communication and discussions with any potential partners and third-parties who would like to work with us. EG: Exchanges, dev teams, projects and any other interested parties.
  • Collaborating on other developmental marketing strategies and initiatives, with both the Strategy group and the team as a whole.
  • Aiming to increase the amount of pairs available to trade via Block DX, by helping to increase the node support and maker bots available on those newly supported chains.

Cost Assessment: Total: 10,220 BLOCK (plus 10 BLOCK fee) 

If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Burn/Community Funds.

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: UAT-864000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 121e112930e0c10f7e873759ee88a5c4c5949b81f1c8db8fa11d5cf52accc681 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 121e112930e0c10f7e873759ee88a5c4c5949b81f1c8db8fa11d5cf52accc681 yes/no

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For more detailed instructions see: http://blocknetdx.forumotion.com/t6-blocknet-proposal-introduction-guide

  • An introduction to Superblocks and a guide to submitting and voting for proposals, can be found here.
  • A proposal category was created in the Blocknet Discord for focused and specific discussion of proposals and ideas. Within this category, there is a channel called #anon-snode-feedback for Service Node owners to provide anonymous feedback on proposals.
  • Votes in favor must be greater than votes against by at least 10% of the total number of Service Nodes.
  • The proposals that pass are sorted in a descending order list by the sum of yes votes minus no votes. If multiple proposals have an equal sum of yes votes minus no votes, those are sorted randomly. If there are not enough funds remaining in the Superblock for a proposal to be paid out, it is skipped (not paid out), and the next proposal in the list is checked.
  • Multi-month proposals are voted on each month and are treated in the same manner as normal proposals in the ordered list.
  • There is also something called a ‘final budget,’ which needs to be submitted between 2880 blocks and 28 blocks before the Superblock. By default, Service Nodes automatically vote yes on final budgets. Moving forward, proposal voting will end 2880 blocks before the Superblock since the final budget locks in the proposal vote counts.
  • An introduction to Superblocks and a guide to voting can be found here.
  • In addition, we have created a separate proposal notification email alert reminder that snode owners can sign up for here so they do not forget to vote.(This email is separate to the Word on the BLOCK newsletter email).

PLEASE VOTE ASAP. MANY THANKS!

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