Orange II Node Application 11887244207, submitted on 08-09-2020

Respondent ID 11887244207
Application Date 08/09/2020 2:45:29 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Toronto
Applicant State/Province Ontario
Applicant Country Canada
What languages do you speak? English
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? Some college
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Toronto
Node Province Ontario
Node Country Canada
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Solana, band
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? coldstaking, security, speed
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None. I was recently introduced to this project by my husband. I have a high respect for what the project stands for (aside from David Chaum being involved).
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. 12.8 cents kWh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 10
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1 .5 gigabyte
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 1.5 gigabyte
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? No
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs CPU intel Core i9-9980XE, Motherboard ROG STRIX A299E Gaming II, GPU RTX2080Ti, Memory Samsung 970 EVO 1TB & Samsung 883 DCT 480GB, RAM Corsair Dominator Platium RGB 32GB DDR4 3000, CPU Cooler Corsair H115i RGB Platium AIO Liquid.
Why do you want to be a node? I am very impressed with the vision for privacy and would love to be a part of this process.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of?
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Love the entire project and that it would be dealing with Quantum, attempt to solve a lot of problems for people.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? no
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? none
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: depends on scope of work.
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. depends on scope of work.
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 the privacy of political speech, To protect private personal communication around health and lifestyle issues from mass surveillance and abuse by centralized organizations, To promote quantum secure distributed systems, 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? Short Version: Decentralized networks cannot be controlled, each node makes its own decisions. Versus a distributed networks apply consensus protocols to agree on same values,transactions, etc. I like the very idea of decentralization. However, there are still several hurdles & disadvantages. Whereas, distributed solves several issues that decentralized cannot but has issues as well.
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. Too many platforms that are centralized and many with poor security. Quantum resistance vision with privacy is what I like about XX Network.
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? Well there is not a lot that is private any longer. Almost everything is centralized and under government or corp. control. ITS time to take back our right to privacy and to have a secure world for future generations to come.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The combination of AI & quantum and not having systems in place in order to keep our privacy safe and secure from quantum attacks would be just a little scary to say the least! Can't imagine the impact it would have on centralized systems as well.
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Looks like a great applicant.

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Looks great! +1!

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i wish i would have 1.5 gbit at home ;=) … what internet provider is that? (voted for you)

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Bell Canada

You have my vote. Have fun!

Have my support :ok_hand: