Orange II Node Application 11923292685, submitted on 08-21-2020

Respondent ID 11923292685
Application Date 08/21/2020 4:34:22 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Tirupati
Applicant State/Province Andhra Pradesh
Applicant Country India
What languages do you speak? Hindi , English
What is your occupation? Privacy/Security
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Tirupati
Node Province Andhra Pradesh
Node Country India
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? I have only ran fidonet instances
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? I am yet to try it, to make a comment
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Resource consumption
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 39
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 9.95 inr / unit
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 96
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10 mbps per user
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 10 mbps per user
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? Learning to scale and beat non-linear inefficiency in the xmpp rooms I am making over tor
How did you originally hear about the xx network? I like retro, I learned about David chaum
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? It's origins and history imply a strong chance of the impact it can make
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Twitter, I am making community, xmpp rooms running on tor
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)?
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: Other forum management: Topped Quora twice, Community Management Other: Made apps entirely in orgmode, triplog, RSS feed
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. 1 article, narrating my experience and thoughts about it
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 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, I am running my xmpp channels over tor myself
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? They differ in 1. How they scale p2p syncing and hence complete the network /graph (or not). 2. Resolve the dependency of both p having to be online simultaneously for sharing. The difference on client side lies in degrees of connections and ease with which a user connect with users outside his direct existing network. My personal position is that users should (mutually, requiring approval of both ) have the control of the privacy of the connections s/he makes in/out of network with an option for anonymity, protecting the freedom of speech . Hirearchy in the network need be relative and that need be automated by design of protocol or otherwise. At times obfuscated data and not value judgements hold the answers and I accept that. Even Usenet needed it at some point , hence usenet2 came with new laws. I determine my position, by solving practical issues like syn without ACK flood ddos. I don't prefer singleton like distributed has table, but I don't prefer pubs of scuttlebutt either. I prefer pubkey sharding to Encrypting the encrypted keys , so that I can upload it in cloud for verification, which TBH seems circularly self defeating to me. That was top of my head.
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. I can comment only after I have sufficient experience of contributing to its development
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? Look at all the people being jailed or manipulated. Connections are means of production too, they need not be commoditized or supervised to feed parasitic monopolies, that skews the very economy of innovation and progress
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Infosec is not ready to handle the quantum threat model for centralized. Even before quantum of even personal computing , pstn , which are distributed systems, were phreaked by Joy the bubbles. So yes infosec is an obvious

Currently the betanet requires 100mbit upload capability… are you able to fullfill that?

Needs to meet bandwidth requirements.