Orange II Node Application 11919068675, submitted on 08-20-2020

Respondent ID 11919068675
Application Date 08/20/2020 9:55:31 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Grenoble
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country France
What languages do you speak? French, English
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 16+
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Doctorate or other terminal degree (for example, PhD, EdD)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Lyon
Node Province
Node Country France
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Algorand
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Right now I don't have any suggestion to offer since I am in a learning phase.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Apart from the technical requirements I don't see any at the time.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.15€ for 1 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?` 5
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
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 8 Vcore / 8 G RAM/ 50 G SSD applying for a Gateway node.
Why do you want to be a node? I am working on developing my skill set and knowledge in the blockchain/Crypto. I am interested in starting in a network from the start to have an intimate knowledge of it: my expertise will organically grow in par with the network. Another interesting point for me is the stress on privacy issues that meets my ethics.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? while gathering information on blockchain technologies and smart contracts infrastructure.
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Development of smart contracts on top of the xxnetwork.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? I have run some tests on the algorand test network. I am learning at the time of writing and do not consider myself as an active developer yet.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? No.
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: I had to make some instructional videos for university classes during the covid19 lockdown in France. Mainly recording as a gamer (recording the screen with audio), Community Management Other: I am the host of a scientific podcast
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. I can imagine dedicating few hours (in a the range 4 to 10) a month. Let's see how things will evolve.
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To earn xx coins, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy, My deep philosophical motivation is in participating in a project in which the interactions between the ideal/virtual world and objective world are new. Crypto brings objective qualities (double spending) in a virtual world and cryptos bring ideal qualities (essentially a wallet is just a number) to the objective world.
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.
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? I have this idea : new information technologies are changing our institutions deeply. We are living with institutions well suited for a culture based on writing (writing has a cost, it is hard to disseminate, corrections are not cost-free etc.). I think we need to develop new institutions for digital age. I wrote some article on Medium on this subject.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? I am not sure that quantum computers pose such a large threat 'in general'. There are few quantum algorithm, and I suspect that quantum computers are hard to program (essentially because the size of the space to handle grows exponentially in the number of qbits and you only have text/words to do so). I am more worried about the P vs NP question and the existence of truly secure hash functions.

A node operator has to run the xx node and a xx gateway … Can you commit to the xxnode too? Do you have the Hardware required and the Bandwidth?

Agree with snapo84

I didn’t get that it was required to rule a node and a gateway. I could run a gateway but it looks hard (because of hardware specs) to have a node.