Orange II Node Application 11892823767, submitted on 08-11-2020

Respondent ID 11892823767
Application Date 08/11/2020 10:22:12 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Singapore
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Singapore
What languages do you speak? English, Chinese
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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 Singapore
Node Province
Node Country Singapore
For which networks Have you ever operated a node?
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? NIL (have not supported any other nodes previously)
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Internet bandwidth, complaints from family over aspects of node operation (living with parents)
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 70
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. SGD 0.2097 per kilowatt hour
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 20
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 15
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10
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)? No
Why do you want to be a node? I believe that the xx network has the potential to fundamentally shift the blockchain landscape and wish to support and take part in its development.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Attended Grincon Asia 2019 where David Chaum was one of the speakers
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? The quantum-proof encryption and unique coin and postage model that the platform uses.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? NIL
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Yes
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: Instructional video content: Grincon Asia 2019, Other forum management: 2+ years at Skyward Flight Media (previously Project Lighthouse), a server that is dedicated to the flight game genre.
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?
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? Yes, 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 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?
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. In decentralised networks, decisions are made by individual nodes and the overall network response is an aggregate of the nodes' responses, whereas on distributed networks, connected nodes provide a unified response based on consensus. I am honestly on the fence with regard to the spectrum as I see merits in both decentralized networks, which enable fast and dynamic responses, and distributed networks, which provide simple, clear and democratically decided responses.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Identity data exploitation and privacy breaches are increasingly publicized issues that are further eroding trust in institutions using the Internet for their own ends. I believe that sustained exposure of such deceptive and devious behavior will foment doubt about the foundations of the Internet itself in the public's consciousness, unless step changes are made to allow individuals (genuinely) greater power and control over their identities and digital identifiers.

No hardware and not enough bandwidth. Can you invest in hardware and upgrade your Internet connection? Location and application look ok.

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Can u make it 100mbit upload bandwith?

I like everything except network bandwidth. Can you increase your speed by changing your provider or hardware? this is very important. would your parents mind?))

Seems like a good application if you can increase your bandwidth and get over your parents.


@viktorlamk @Bulldog Thanks for your feedback! (Sorry redindian and Selo, I just created this forum account and cannot tag so many people.)

The network figures I provided were based off a test that I did on my laptop using my home WiFi. I have a wired connection which I can use with eventual node hardware; I have already read the node requirements and am coming up with a build, most likely ordering from a local custom PC builder.

With regards to parents, I have not spoken to them about this node application, hence why I specified that as a potential issue. I will be speaking to them about this in the next few weeks and seeking their support; I may be able to buy the hardware by myself, but the broadband network is not my decision to make given that it is shared in my home.


And I like the desire and aspiration of the younger generation!.. solve these questions and I would vote for you!

I agree

I think you can overcome these problems and gonna be a node runner :pray: :+1: