Blockchain Infrastructure for Financial Institutions

BlockState’s modular infrastructure reduces operational costs and streamlines processes for financial institutions by providing a technological and legal bridge between blockchain technology and financial markets.

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BlockState's Smart Infrastructure Stack

Our product stack covers all parts of the financial product lifecycle from issuance to settlement. The first set of modules for the asset management market is operational and will support the soon to launch Exchange Traded Note, CTF15, giving institutional investors access to the crypto market.

Asset Management
Bonds & Loans
Derivatives
Asset Management
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    • Smart Contract Issuance
      BlockState employs Ethereum smart-contracts to create maximum efficiency through tokenisation, issuance and secondary trading for a variety of asset classes.

     

    • Decentral Calculation Agent
      Using decentral, crowd-verified financial data hashed on the blockchain, BlockState facilitates immutable, transparent and real-time valuation of physical and synthetic financial assets and indices.

     

    • Trading Bot
      The self-managing, smart-contract based BlockState trading bot enables the buying and selling of a variety of digital asset strategies, combining it with automated on-chain regulatory reporting.

     

    • Digital Asset Custody
      BlockState’s Digital Asset Custodian solution secures funds with military-grade security, protected against IT-, and non-IT related, internal and external threats.

     

    • Settlement and Clearing
      Automated, on-chain settlement and clearing speeds up middle- and back-office processes dramatically and minimises inefficiencies compared to current manual processes.

     

    • On-chain Reporting
      BlockState’s automated on-chain reporting enables an immutable audit trail, reducing the need for complex and costly reporting operations.

Safe and compliant asset tokenisation

The CTF15 is the first of a holistic range of Exchange Traded Products to be launched on the BlockState infrastructure stack. Specifically designed to facilitate access to crypto assets for institutional investors, the passive strategy tracks the largest 15 crypto-assets and will be listed on a major European exchange. The CTF15 is fully compliant with major Swiss and EU regulation.

Bonds & Loans
Learn more

 

    • Smart Contract Issuance
      BlockState employs Ethereum smart-contracts to create maximum efficiency through tokenisation, issuance and secondary trading for a variety of asset classes.

     

    • Decentral Calculation Agent
      Using decentral, crowd-verified financial data hashed on the blockchain, BlockState facilitates immutable and transparent and real-time valuation of physical and synthetic financial assets and indices.

     

    • Trading Bot
      The self-managing, smart-contract based BlockState trading bot enables the buying and selling of a variety of digital asset strategies, combining it with automated on-chain regulatory reporting.

     

    • Digital Asset Custody
      BlockState’s Digital Asset Custodian solution secures funds with military-grade security, protected against IT-, and non-IT related, internal and external threats.

     

Smart contracts for the DCM market

BlockState’s debt instrument infrastructure uses smart-contracts to streamline issuing, clearing and settling of bonds and loans. By disintermediating legacy technology and processes, our infrastructure increases cost-efficiency, transparency and accessibility to debt capital.  The BlockState debt instrument infrastructure stack will launch soon. Stay up to date on developments by subscribing our newsletter.

Derivatives
Coming soon

 

    • Smart Contract Issuance
      BlockState employs Ethereum smart-contracts to create maximum efficiency through tokenisation, issuance and secondary trading for a variety of asset classes.

     

    • Trading Bot
      The self-managing, smart-contract based BlockState trading bot enables the buying and selling of a variety of digital asset strategies, combining it with automated on-chain regulatory reporting.

     

    • Decentral Calculation Agent
      Using decentral, crowd-verified financial data hashed on the blockchain, BlockState facilitates immutable and transparent and real-time valuation of physical and synthetic financial assets and indices.

     

    • Digital Asset Custody
      BlockState’s Digital Asset Custodian solution secures funds with military-grade security, protected against IT-, and non-IT related, internal and external threats.

     

    • Settlement and Clearing
      Automated, on-chain settlement and clearing speeds up middle- and backoffice processes dramatically and minimises inefficiencies compared to current manual processes.

Blockchain-enabled derivative trading

BlockState enables significantly faster and efficient trading of illiquid derivatives, by disintermediating costly market processes for margin and collateral mechanisms and reporting requirements. The derivatives infrastructure stack will launch in 2019. Stay up to date on developments by subscribing our newsletter.

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Enabling the next generation financial products

BlockState products must always meet the following three criteria

More efficient than available products, saving costs.
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More transparent than current products, reducing risk.
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Fully compliant with regulation and easily accessible.
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Roadmap

Q2 2018
Pre-seed funding
CTF15 alpha product release
Development start: debt capital platform
Q3 2018
CTF15 prospectus filed
CTF15 listing filed
Debt capital platform alpha product release
CTF15 prospectus approved
Q4 2018
CTF15 listed on European exchange
Seed funding
Development start: derivatives platform
Q2 2019
More exchange traded products tokenised
Scaling
Launch of debt capital platform
Q4 2019
Derivatives platform alpha product release
Profitability
2020
Launch of derivatives platform
Transition to investment banking activities
2021
New business lines

A team of serial entrepreneurs and industry experts

The BlockState team combines world class management and financial expertise, leading tech talent, broad regulatory experience and a proven track record in scaling big businesses.

Executive team

Paul Claudius
Managing Director
Serial entrepreneur and crypto investor with 10+ years of experience scaling disruptive businesses and category leaders across Europe.
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Michael Weber
Managing Director
Former investment banker, serial entrepreneur and crypto currency veteran with deep understanding of financial legal frameworks.
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Samuel Brack
CTO
Seasoned expert in crypto currencies and distributed algorithms. Member of the computer engineering group at Humboldt University of Berlin.
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Carl Bruns
CMO
Operations and marketing specialist. 10+ years of operational experience founding, supporting and developing ventures.
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Andre Voinea
Executive Director
Veteran executive with extensive experience in ETF structuring, asset management, strategic sales and account management.
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Advisors and mentors

Patrick Storchenegger
Co-founder, Ethereum foundation; Attorney and public notary
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Dr. Martin Schröder
Director SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
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Bernhard Robbel
Vice President Financial Restructuring Group Houlihan Lokey
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Ludwig Schrittenloher
Financial Institutions DCM & Structuring, frm Credit Suisse
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Martin Hobler
Serial entrepreneur, investor and executive advisor
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Phillipp Schoppmann
Published cryptography expert, Humboldt University
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Julian Trautwein
Head of Communications DACH & CEE, Airbnb
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Join our mission to
shape the future of
finance

We welcome talent from all origins, orientations and backgrounds. Passion, motivation and team spirit are key. Apply for matching vacancies below or reach out to jobs@blockstate.com.

Open job positions

Frontend Developer
Work as part of our globally distributed engineering team with IT, Product, Marketing and Business Development teams to define, develop, and deliver best- Read more

in class frontend solutions. Become an essential member of this disciplined, cross-functional engineering group, coordinating and consulting on work across countries and functions. Focusing on Blockstate’s front end, you will shape the first impression of our venture. You will care about our audience by designing and implementing data presentation processes that show our innovative approach.

Required domain knowledge

  • The Web3 infrastructure – you have heard about and used the Web3, the frontend for the Ethereum blockchain written in Javascript
  • Implementing visual and interactive elements that users engage with through their web browser when using a web application
  • Management of external contractors – offloading work packages to external agencies and individual freelancers is not new to you
  • Financial data visualisation – we source, process and present large amounts of financial data. Knowledge about graph plotting frameworks, browser-based data analysis tools and basic concepts of a good UI are expected
  • Secure delivery – you are competent with front-end security for web-based applications that do not allow the bad guys to steal our customer’s precious data
  • Mobile-first – you know best practices for mobile development by heart

Our Stack

  • React.js, nodejs and plain Javascript for our web applications
  • Web3 for interactions with the Ethereum blockchain
  • Modern software engineering practices (TDD / CI / CD etc)
  • Distributed Cloud Services and containerization tools like Docker

In order to excel

  • Be a team player, but remember your job: You’ll need to be very comfortable working day-to-day as part of a development team, shipping code while remaining accountable specifically to the Frontend Delivery group
  • Be a leader for freelancers and agencies that help us with our work
  • Be accountable and own the outcomes; Blockstate’s software runs operations for major financial markets worldwide. It must scale. You are leading that effort
  • Understand our products in depth: you are the expert on enterprise capability of our platforms and can talk about them at business level too. What problems do they solve?
  • Have a detailed awareness of our priorities, both as a business and at the individual product level. Develop your test plans with that firmly in mind
  • Remember your mission: Your group is responsible for creating an environment in which software performance and scalability are integral to the development process so you have to think about how to get your software engineer colleagues on board
  • Be ‘all in’: Fix broken things. Take the load off others and reject second best
  • Understand the cost/benefit trade offs being made. Articulate the risk and reward to help engineering discover the right balance

What we offer

  • A market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including salary and tokens
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
  • Remote work is possible, but for the majority of time we will need you in the office
Full-Stack Developer
Work as part of our globally distributed engineering team with IT, Product, Marketing and Business Development teams to define, develop, and deliver best- Read more

in class fintech solutions. Become an essential member of this disciplined, cross-functional engineering group, coordinating and consulting on work across skill sets and functions. Flat business hierarchies allow you to excel and bring in your ideas when challenges are to be tackled. Focusing on Blockstate’s technical side, you will shape the architecture that set our products apart from our competitors. You will care about efficiency, maintainability and scalability by designing and implementing code and deployment schemes that truly show our innovative approach. Help us clearing the road towards the revolution of financial markets.  

Required domain knowledge

  • Container technologies like docker and deployment on cloud providers, e.g., Google Cloud Engine 
  • Knowledge on scalability – how to write code that is scalable and easy to maintain 
  • Experience in object-oriented programming with Go, our main backend programming language 
  • Knowledge about the specialties when interacting with web services. Some of our data sourcing includes web technologies that require an understanding of network technologies 
  • Ideally you have some experience with Microsoft Exchange Online administration, because we have our E-Mails hosted there

Our Stack

  • Go for our backend 
  • Web3 for interactions with the Ethereum blockchain  
  • Modern software engineering practices (TDD / CI / CD etc) 
  • Distributed Cloud Services and containerization tools like Docker 

In order to excel

  • Be a team player but remember your job: You’ll need to be very comfortable working day-to-day as part of a development team, shipping code
  • Be a leader for freelancers and agencies that help us with our work. 
  • Be accountable and own the outcomes; Blockstate’s software runs operations for major financial markets worldwide. It must scale. You are supporting that effort
  • Understand our products completely: you’ll be the expert on the enterprise capability of our platforms. You’ll be able to talk about our products at a business level too. What problems do they solve?
  • Have a detailed awareness of our priorities, both as a business and at the individual product level. Develop your test plans with that firmly in mind
  • Remember your mission: Your group is responsible for creating an environment in which software performance and scalability are integral to the development process, so you must think about how to get your software engineer colleagues on board
  • Be ‘all in’: Fix broken things. Take the load off others when they need help. Reject second best
  • Understand the cost/benefit trade-offs being made. Articulate the risk and reward to help Engineering discover the right balance. Don’t be shy to speak up when you think a decision does not make sense

What we offer

  • A market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including salary and tokens
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
  • Remote work is possible, but for the majority of time we will need you in the office
Backend Developer
Work as part of our globally distributed engineering team with IT, Product, Marketing and Business Development teams to define, develop, and deliver best- Read more

in class fintech solutions. Become an essential member of this disciplined, cross-functional engineering group, coordinating and consulting on work across skillsets and functions. Flat hierarchies allow you to excel and bring in your ideas when challenges are to be tackled. Focusing on Blockstate’s backend, you will shape the architecture that set our products apart from our competitors. You will care about efficiency, maintainability and scalability by designing and implementing code that truly show our innovative approach. Help us clearing the road towards the revolution of financial markets.

Required domain knowledge

  • Container technologies like docker and deployment on cloud providers, e.g., Google Cloud Engine 
  • Knowledge on scalability – how to write code that is scalable and easy to maintain 
  • Experience in object-oriented programming with Go, our main backend programming language 
  • Understand what the unique challenges are when dealing with smart contracts and how to efficiently leverage them for more efficient financial processes 
  • Basic understanding of financial markets and how they operate

Our Stack

  • Go for our backend 
  • Web3 for interactions with the Ethereum blockchain  
  • Modern software engineering practices (TDD / CI / CD etc) 
  • Distributed Cloud Services and containerization tools like Docker

In order to excel

  • Be a team player but remember your job: You’ll need to be very comfortable working day-to-day as part of a development team, shipping code
  • Be a leader for freelancers and agencies that help us with our work
  • Be accountable and own the outcomes; Blockstate’s software runs operations for major financial markets worldwide. It must scale. You are supporting that effort
  • Understand our products completely: you’ll be the expert on the enterprise capability of our platforms. You’ll be able to occasionally talk about our products at a business level too. What problems do they solve
  • Have a detailed awareness of our priorities, both as a business and at the individual product level. Develop your test plans with that firmly in mind
  • Remember your mission: Your group is responsible for creating an environment in which software performance and scalability are integral to the development process, so you must think about how to get your software engineer colleagues on board
  • Be ‘all in’: Fix broken things. Take the load off others when they need help. Reject second best
  • Understand the cost/benefit trade-offs being made. Articulate the risk and reward to help Engineering discover the right balance. Don’t be shy to speak up when you think a decision does not make sense

What we offer

  • A market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including salary and tokens
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
  • Remote work is possible, but for the majority of time we will need you in the office
Working Student Software Development
We are looking for a working student for software development in a blockchain-driven fintech company. The position includes programming data scrapers in Go Read more

for financial sources, trading algorithms, and security solutions for storing cryptocurrencies. Some IT administration tasks are also part of your work package. Your own creative input is highly welcome, as we are pushing the boundaries of a highly competitive financial ecosystem.

In order to excel

  • Programming experience in Go as well as a basic understanding of smart contracts is required. We use Git and docker for our deployment, together with cloud platforms for hosting
  • Ideally, you have first experiences with team work in the context of software development
  • We seek naturally curious people that are not afraid to speak up in case they spot imperfections in our processes
Community Manager
You will take the operative lead on community management and BlockState’s social media channels. Your engagement tactics will be instrumental in driving the Read more

public conversation about BlockState sparking interest among our target group, giving our community the support they need and making sure that we derive all the knowledge and learnings we can from these interactions. You will tend to multiple channels simultaneously, ranging from telegram groups across twitter to reddit channels and more.

Your tasks

  • Answer information queries and support requests on all our channels in real-time
  • Working closely with our content manager to ensure that all relevant content is shared with our communities at the right time
  • Coordinate with our community management agency to make sure that they execute our strategy well and transfer critical knowledge and know-how into our team
  • Develop social media and community communication best practices
  • Analyse the interactions with our community and derive action items for marketing, website creation, content management and fundraising
  • Inform the rest of the team about relevant communications and trends both in our communities as well as communities in the space at large
  • Make sure that we employ all tools and technologies to streamline community management as best we can

Must-have requirements

  • You have at least 2-3 years of experience managing communities or social media channels for various topics and across different channels
  • You enjoy engaging with audiences and know how to spark a conversation
  • You are willing and able to learn about complex topics in depth at a fast pace. As our community manager you must be an expert on our products and industry
  • You are an efficient worker and can  distill large amounts of data and interactions into actionable intel
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics
  • You only settle for top-notch quality. With an eye for detail you find every last trypo and reject the second-best
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks

What we offer

  • Market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract
  • The opportunity to become our community team lead
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events.
Content Manager
You will take the operative lead on content production from the ground up. Your engagement tactics and your copy will be instrumental in transmitting our Read more

message to our clients and community, while keeping them informed and engaged. You will drive the early and defining stage of executing our tone and voice. In a high-potential environment, you will be continuously challenged to tackle new and unfamiliar tasks. You will learn about content production at different levels on a variety of channels for a broad range of target groups and become an expert on SEO-driven content creation.

Your tasks

  • Write engaging copy for various target groups and channels, including press releases, our website, blog and social media channels
  • Help devise and maintain the BlockState editorial calendar, making sure it is always aligned with our short- and mid-run communication strategy
  • Make sure that relevant and informative website copy is continuously created and SEO-optimised
  • Tend to our support groups and make sure our community is always informed and up to speed about our products and company developments
  • Research and understand the topics you write about in-depth and leverage the knowledge you gain to enrich our content strategy
  • Inform those around you about relevant events, changes and opportunities and report to senior management on a weekly basis
  • Ensure that all public and internal copy is delivered timely and with a consistent and high quality and always matches the key messages and values of BlockState

Must-have requirements

  • You have at least 2-3 years of experience writing on a broad range of topics in various formats for different target groups on a global stage
  • You enjoy writing copy of diverse formats and natures
  • You have a natural talent to distill complex, technical topics into simple, natural language that both your grandma and your lawyer will understand and appreciate
  • You are naturally curious and want to understand the topics you write about in depth. Specifically, these will be related to Blockchain technology and the financial markets
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics
  • You only settle for top-notch quality. With an eye for detail you find every last typo and reject the second-best
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks

What we offer

  • Market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including insurance
  • The opportunity to become our community and content team lead
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
Marketing Manager
You will be our first line of operations on the floor of the BlockState marketing operations. You will get a diverse range of tasks from digesting Google Analytics Read more

across executing ad campaigns, tending to link-building measures, researching and preparing industry events to supporting with press outreach. You will be a part of the daily marketing grind and help make sure that the BlockState brand is adequately and efficiently represented in all relevant markets and that our user base grows steadily and sustainably.

Your tasks

  • Set up, drive and optimise online advertising campaigns across search engines, banner networks and social media platforms
  • Monitor, optimise, digest and report on our Google Analytics account and derive data-driven action proposals to increase reach and improve conversion rates
  • Identify and develop new channels to push exposure to BlockState’s diverse target groups
  • Develop and execute campaign concepts across channels
  • Monitor the market for competitor and partner activity and inform the team of activities where relevant and appropriate
  • Research, identify and close speaking opportunities for the executive team at blockchain and financial industry fairs and conferences

Must-have requirements

  • You have completed a marketing-, business-, tech- or media-related degree or a comparable education or training
  • You have 2-3 years of experience in marketing an online-focussed or tech related business
  • You have a natural talent to juggle numbers and digest data into valuable findings and derive action proposals
  • You are always curious and want to understand the topics you market in depth. Specifically, these will be related to Blockchain technology and the financial markets
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality
  • You’re a team-player and communicate with ease and confidence and are not afraid to ask or answer difficult questions
  • You’re digital native and tech-savvy. Excel, Google apps are your standard toolkit and you are quick to learn new software and tools.

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics
  • You stay up to date on digital marketing trends in the field
  • You only settle for top-notch quality. With an eye for detail you squeeze out every last percentile of conversion and reject the second-best
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks

What we offer

  • Market-ready salary with a full-time German employment contract including insurance
  • The opportunity to build your expertise and get personnel and budget responsibility
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events
Marketing Intern
In our growing team, the load of tasks to accomplish our mission grows steadily every day. You will be the supportive agent for the marketing team, taking the Read more

load off the management team’s back and helping to prepare and drive our campaigns, ranging from SEO and SEM to PR and content marketing. Your duties will range from research, across data cleansing to actual execution of the measures we plan. You will get experience in a broad range of marketing fields and help the marketing team at all levels of depth.

Your tasks

  • Work closely with our senior and junior marketing team to support them in the marketing campaign execution from start to end
  • Set up, populate and maintain contact databases of relevant journalists and key opinion leaders (KOLs) in our field
  • Reach out to and engage journalists and KOLs in the context of our communications campaigns
  • Research media outlets to place paid media and build backlinks for SEO
  • Aid our content manager in researching topics and data for our owned channel content and content marketing campaigns
  • Support our marketing manager in setting up, executing, monitoring and evaluating marketing campaigns
  • Assist with internal and external company events like team outings, conference visits or participation in fairs

Must-have requirements

  • You are a bachelor or master student looking for an internship in the context of his studies
  • You have good command of both written and spoken English
  • You are naturally curious and quick to learn new skills. Learning about a new topic like Blockchain motivates you rather than slowing you down
  • You don’t back down from a challenge, are able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and are always eager to deliver great quality
  • You’re a team-player and communicate with ease and confidence and are not afraid to ask or answer difficult questions
  • You’re digital native and tech-savvy. Excel, Google apps are and quick to learn new software and tools

In order to excel

  • You have a natural interest in digital technology, Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the financial markets and already have at least basic understanding of these topics
  • You only settle for top-notch quality and reject the second-best
  • You own your successes and failures and stay hungry for personal growth
  • You think critically and challenge what those around you say professionally and constructively, when appropriate and relevant
  • You’re “all in” – you fix broken things and take the load off others when they need help, even if that entails something other than your core tasks

What we offer

  • The opportunity to learn from a team of experts operating at the forefront of technology
  • A relaxed and supportive team and the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields
  • An office in Berlin-Mitte, free drinks and regular team events

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