• Coinscrum {Social} : CommerceBlock - Introducing MainStay
    Founded by Nicholas Gregory in 2016, CommerceBlock has a long history in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Their first step was to specify and implement BIP 175, a protocol that allows businesses to leverage cryptography in new and exciting ways. Looking forward, they are excited to contribute back to the sidechain protocol, Elements. Earlier this year the team published their white paper for the Mainstay Protocol, that allows to run highly efficient, scalable and interoperable sidechain ecosystems while simultaneously exploiting the full security and immutability of a proof-of-work public blockchain. Nicholas will be joined by CTO, Dr Tom Trevethan, to explain its inner workings in more detail and share their vision regarding the future of sidechains. ----- Coinscrum {Social} is our less formal event stream, open to all - whether a complete newcomer to the space or a seasoned pro - where you can come and meet other members of our community, ask all the questions you like and chew the fat over a beer or two. ------ With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. More info at www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself.

    Shoreditch Platform

    1 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA · London

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  • Coinscrum {Presents} :: Blockstack :: Horizen :: Vanbex
    It's Coinscrum's 6th Birthday! And to celebrate, we're thrilled to welcome Muneeb Ali, the co-founder of Blockstack, Kevin Hobbs of Vanbex & Robert Viglione of Horizen (formerly Zen Cash) - hosted at Monzo's shiny new HQ in Finsbury Square. ----- Blockstack is a new internet for decentralised apps that you access through the Blockstack Browser. It uses the lower layers of the traditional internet and focuses on decentralising the application layer and provides key tools and infrastructure to developers enabling decentralised storage and decentralised authentication & identity. Users run decentralised apps through the Blockstack browser and give explicit read/write permissions to their data. There are no middlemen, no passwords, and no massive data silos to breach. ----- Founded in 2013, Vanbex is led by blockchain veterans Lisa Cheng and Kevin Hobbs. The firm helps companies build their dreams of launching blockchain based projects. An end to end solution for all company needs from White paper writing and editing, token economics and models, to marketing campaigns. Vanbex has the expertise and experience to make companies successful. Kevin will be here to talk about "Where technology and Infrastructure Meet to Drive the Future." Kevin is a technology founder, CEO and recognised leader in the blockchain ecosystem. As an early entrant into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Kevin is a veteran of the industry. ----- Horizen is an incentive-driven application platform with optional zk-SNARK based privacy features that aims to provide everyone with complete control of their digital footprint. Launched in May 2017 (no ICO and no pre-mine), the leading-edge platform enables real-life use cases beyond the ZEN currency, including the ability to privately chat with others, publish information and go anywhere on the web with complete privacy. The team is working towards opening up the Horizen platform to anyone, anywhere in the world so that people can start building privacy-based applications with the option to selectively monetise their creations. More info at https://horizen.global ----- Doors open at 6pm Presentations begin at 6:30pm Followed by networking ----- Big love to Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. More info at www.kr1.io ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. More info at www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Monzo Bank HQ

    38 Finsbury Square · London

  • Coinscrum {social} : Introducing Token Lounge & Knabu
    //SOCIAL SOAPBOX/// Doors open at 6pm Presentation starts at 6:30pm followed by networking This month we welcome the teams from Token Lounge & Knabu to the soapbox. ----- TOKEN LOUNGE is a new protocol for Pool investing into ICO's by using Smart Contracts, that allows a higher degree of security for investors when compared to traditional pooling systems. In fact, thanks to a series of rules baked into the Smart Contract, only if every Pool contributor has received the expected tokens from the ICO, can the funds collected leave the Pool. Should the ICO not deliver the promised tokens within the expected time, the contributors will be able to withdraw all their contributions back autonomously. This provides peace of mind to investors, especially when they will see they tokens delivered months after their contributions. The end goal, is to become the gold standard of how ICO's, and crypto projects in general, interact early investors. ----- Knabu is creating a clearing bank here in the UK for the crypto community. They have started their bank authorisation process, and are working with the FCA and the PRA towards providing service next year. True decentralisation is hard to achieve today. Their founders know first hand how the crypto economy is being held back by the current bank model, and banks refusing to provide basic services to crypto companies. They are tackling this non trivial problem and plan to drive the d-economy with new products and services that are blockchain aligned. ----- Coinscrum {Social} is our less formal event stream, open to all - whether a complete newcomer to the space or a seasoned pro - where you can come and meet other members of our community, ask all the questions you like and chew the fat over a beer or two. ------ With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. More info at www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Shoreditch Platform

    1 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA · London

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  • Coinscrum {Presents} - The Zen Protocol // RLAY
    After a a little bit of downtime, Coinscrum {presents} heads back with a bang featuring two great presentations for you to get your teeth into. One is a project we've been keeping a close eye on since last year and, just as they hit the on-switch, we gladly welcome Nathan Cook, CTO of ZEN PROTOCOL to tell us about their journey so far and where they plan to get to. The other, RLAY - an information Validation Protocol for apps and DAPPs - is slightly earlier on its path to success, but just as interesting all the same. ----- ///ZEN PROTOCOL// Zen Protocol is a new type of blockchain, written from scratch in F#, with a contracting language in F*. The design integrates the efficiencies of Bitcoin and the UTXO model, with the programmability of Ethereum and the EVM model. Applications on Zen Protocol can scale further than ever before. Advanced security techniques like formal verification are made natural with their sophisticated tools. By not needing to account for gas there is no need for a VM so smart contracts can be compiled and processed in parallel - resulting in lower costs for the end users. ABOUT NATHAN Nathan studied for three years at Queens' College, U. of Cambridge focussing on Applied and Applicable Maths: Quantum Field Theory, Special and General Relativity, Percolation Theory, Bayesian methods, Computational Modelling. www.zenprotocol.com ----- ///RLAY// RLAY is a protocol, ERC-20 utility token, and distributed network that companies and individuals can use to validate the veracity of information. It is their team's thesis that decentralised applications cannot reach their full potential yet, since information verification currently requires central authorities. RLAY aims to tackle the problem of "information asymmetry" through propositional transactions that allow machines to unambiguously interpret information and a novel Proof-of-Coherence to verify them. RLAY's CEO, Michael Hirn, will explain how they intend to fix this critical issue. ABOUT MICHAEL Michael Hirn is a former co-founder & CEO of venture-backed AI company (Autumn AI) and a former consultant to Sunstone Capital. www.rlay.com ----- Doors open at 18:00hrs Presentations start at 18:30hrs Followed by networking over drinks and pizza ----- Big love to Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. More info at www.kr1.io ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. More info at www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Monzo

    230 City Road · EC1Y 1BE

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  • Coinscrum {Flicks} : Harnessing an Unrecognised Economic Power
    Comparative Advantage: harnessing an unrecognised economic power For Millennials living in Nairobi, sending and storing digital money with their phones is as natural as texting friends. Comparative Advantage, a film by Tomer Kantor, explores life through the eyes of Kenya’s first post-Colonial, pro-democracy generation. It explores how digital technology can enhance community tradition and stimulate entrepreneurship in the country’s informal economy, the Biashara. Comparative Advantage gains access to the ‘table banking’ phenomena - social saving circles, created and used by people for centuries. In doing so, it shines a light on how mobile devices open up exciting new opportunities that can stimulate trade and partnership between global communities. Join us for the London screening, accompanied by members of the film production and Chamapesa team who will host a Q&A session at the end followed by your usual Coinscrum networking opportunities over a cold beer. ----- Doors open at 18:30hrs Presentations start at 19:00hrs Followed by networking over drinks ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Shoreditch Platform

    1 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA · London

  • Coinscrum {social} : The Vega Protocol - Democratising Financial Derivatives
    Vega Protocol’s Barney Mannerings & Dave Hrycyszyn — Democratising Financial Derivatives Vega are building an open blockchain and protocol for performant leveraged derivatives trading on any underlying asset. Vega brings the benefits of bitcoin and other crypto-assets to financial derivatives — permissionless trading, censorship resistance, and independence from middle men. Barney Mannerings and Dave Hrycyszyn will present on the design and implementation of the Vega Protocol, from the importance of the opportunity to the unique challenges of building a professional quality decentralised trading, risk management, and settlement platform. About Barney: Barney has built trading systems for numerous top banks and exchanges, worked with and written software for bitcoin and blockchain for 5 years, and founded a payments startup in 2016. About Dave: Dave has led software projects for some of the world's largest organisations. His code is used by hundreds of millions of people. ----- Doors open at 18:00hrs Presentations start at 18:30hrs Followed by networking over drinks and pizza ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit www.eToro.com ----- And some more for our venue sponsors, We Work For more information, please visit www.wework.com/l/london ----- We Work Data Usage Notification You will be required to provide your email address when you sign into We Work (Old Street) on the evening of the event. By doing so, you will be agreeing to your details being registered on We Work's mailing list and will receive a follow up feedback email after the event ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    WeWork Waterhouse Square

    Building 3, 138 Holborn, London · EC1N 2SW

  • Coinscrum {Presents} : RSK's Ale Banzas - How to deploy a Smart Contract on RSK
    RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards the Bitcoin miners via merge-mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution. RSK goal is to add value and functionality to the Bitcoin ecosystem by enabling smart-contracts, near instant payments and higher-scalability fully compatible with Ethereum. Alejandro Banzas is going to present RSK's mainnet launch and some community oriented programs, such as the bug bounty program, the ambassador network, RSK Educate and all the community development initiatives. About Alejandro Alejandro is Computer Science Engineer and Global Community Coordinator for RSK Labs. Passionate about the latest technologies, he helps developers, students and entrepreneurs to get the most out of them. He was part of the innovation and new technologies team for Microsoft Latin America and is Advisor in technological projects with social impact ----- Doors open at 18:00hrs Presentations start at 18:30hrs Followed by networking over beers ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit www.eToro.com ----- And some more love for Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.kr1.io ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Shoreditch Platform

    1 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA · London

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  • Coinscrum {Presents} : w/ Edge Secure's Paul Puey - Safeguarding Your Crypto
    SAFEGUARDING YOUR CRYPTO At our next edition of Coinscrum {Presents} we welcome Paul Puey, CEO and founder of the leading crypto wallet application, Edge Secure. As crypto-based assets continue to flow into the digital wallets of a growing number of enthusiasts and investors, the long-standing issue of security and key management becomes ever more pressing. Paul is a long standing and high profile innovator in the space and will be here to explain Edge's key features as well as giving HODLers, both new and old, some clear insight into what you need to be doing to ensure your assets are safe yet accessible. ABOUT PAUL Paul is a proud Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics systems engineering to development of custom web CMS systems, back before people knew what a CMS was. He held a lead engineering position with Nvidia and significantly contributed to the design of highly cross platform software architecture enabling code-reuse across multiple ASIC generations and across multiple operating systems. A stickler for proper architecture, he insists on projects being designed from the ground up for maintainability and scalability. ----- Doors open at 18:30hrs Presentations start at 19:00hrs Followed by networking over beer and pizza ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit www.eToro.com ----- And some more love for Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.kr1.io ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Monzo

    230 City Road · EC1Y 1BE

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  • Coinscrum {Presents} Starting a crypto business w/ Entrepreneur First
    If you'd asked us not more than a year ago, we'd have been saying that, given all of the hype surrounding blockchain technology, there was not a huge amount of evidence that it was being mirrored by a commensurate number of startups coming through the pipeline to support it. How things have changed in a year. With an explosion of projects now coming out of the woodwork, some of the unique challenges to starting up a crypto business are also becoming very apparent too. With that in mind, we're very pleased to host a special event with Reid Hoffman-backed incubator, Entrepreneur First. You can read more about them here: www.joinef.com At the event, EF partner and old friend of Coinscrum, Nadav Rosenberg, will introduce three of their current cohort that are working on crypto-related projects. Once we've heard from each of them, Nadav will lead a panel discussion that will be sure to offer you some insights around the opportunities and pitfalls to watch our for when starting a crypto business. Presenting on the night will be: CREDITMINT - Introduced by TOM POCOCK CreditMint is building the technical infrastructure to allow small lenders to disrupt the $4.1tn syndicated lending industry. It is building the digital loan smart contracts on Ethereum mainnet, along with dealmaking, trading and settlements software, to launch private debt on a public blockchain. -- PRIME FACTOR CAPITAL - Introduced by NIC NIEDERMOWWE Prime Factor Capital is a crypto asset manager. The company is launching an institutional-grade investment fund, which solves the four big problems of crypto investing: • what to buy • how to buy • how to store • how to be compliant -- TOKENANALYST - Introduced by JAI PRASAD TokenAnalyst is bringing transparency to the decentralized economy. We parse and analyze every transaction on the blockchain, deriving data-driven insights and metrics that enable institutional investors to fundamentally value crypto-assets. ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit www.eToro.com ----- And some more love for Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.kr1.io ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

    Entrepreneur First - Block M

    The Biscuit Factory 100 Clements Road · London

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