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We introduce a new p-adic Dirac equation that predicts the existence of particles and antiparticles and charge conjugation like the standard one. The new equation shares many properties with the old one. However, the space's discrete (p-adic) nature imposes substantial restrictions on the solutions of the new equation. This equation admits localized solutions, which is impossible in the standard case. Finally, we show that a quantum system whose evolution is controlled by the p-adic Dirac equation does not satisfy the Einstein causality.

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