Orange II Node Application 11878011851, submitted on 08-06-2020

Respondent ID 11878011851
Application Date 08/06/2020 4:38:24 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Overijse
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Belgium
What languages do you speak? French, English, Dutch
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Bachelor’s degree (for example: BA. BS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Brussels
Node Province Brussels
Node Country Bellgium
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Never
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Energy savings and full anonymity !
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? I don't see any ! I'm really excited being part of such a crypto network for the first time in my life.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. Nothing compared to BTC ! Affordable anyway !
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 100
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 400 Mb/s
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 400 Mb/s
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), One of my best friend has already an XX node. I set it all up with him. He asked me to join and I'd really love to be a node as well.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Only the GPU is missing. I'm going to buy an RTX 2070 graphic card. The rest is in the specs ! The Linux based server will be dedicated to XXCoin and will be online H24 a day
Why do you want to be a node? I'm really excited being part of a crypto currency I truely believe in.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord, LinkedIn
Are you an active member of those communities? Yes
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The white paper tells it all. David Chaum is someone I believe in. Bitcoin is still the leader but how long ? XXCoin may be a leader at the end... I'd really love to give it a chance !
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? No because I didn't take the time to do it in the past. I'm now ready to spend more time in it !
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? I carefully listen to Antonov (video on the net). I've been to a meeting talking about crypto currencies in Belgium (just once).
Do you have past experience managing communities or creating content to be distributed across social media? Please enter details for all with which you are comfortable or have experience: Community Management Other: Different forum dedicated to online games => Not really something I can be proud of.
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network BetaNet node? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc. No
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? Yes
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, To earn xx coins, To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy, To reverse the political centralization of legal, police, and military organizations which favor the wealthy and powerful
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Are you kidding ? I'm deeply minded engaged in the BTC network. I'm a real ambassador and convinced many friends to join. I really don't like fiat currencies and the governments behind... I'd really love a new world where people manage their own money/life.
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the xx network platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions. Like already mentioned: energy savings (in comparison with BTC for sure !), decentralized (like BTC), anonymous, white paper in line with my expectations.
Privacy by Default is a goal of the xx network Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? Privacy and internet already don't fit :-( Internet = Big Brother. I'd love to evolve in a world where privacy is a fact but I guess I won't be there anymore :-(
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Big Brother is definitely not the solution ! We saw it we the Covid-19 pandemic: we are sheeps and ready to apply what govenments are expecting from us. Free will has died :-(

Great application and already has experience and a connection with xx network. Has my vote!

thanks you have my vote

Wow finally a complete and good application.
Has my vote.

I like the full answers , I agree