Orange II Node Application 11928378644, submitted on 08-24-2020

Respondent ID 11928378644
Application Date 08/24/2020 11:59:12 AM
Application Language English
Applicant City Aveiro
Applicant State/Province Aveiro
Applicant Country Portugal
What languages do you speak? Portuguese, Spanish, English.
What is your occupation? Non-technical Role or Other (please specify)
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
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 Aveiro
Node Province Aveiro
Node Country Portugal
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Better performance
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? High cost of energy in Portugal
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 85
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $50 per month
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 70
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 300 Mbps
In what type of environment would this server be located? Personal Home
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), Yes, I worked as a computer technician for two years.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Core i7-10700k, rtx2070 super, 32 gb ram. SSD 1tb m.2
Why do you want to be a node? To contribute to David Chaum's decentralized vision, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy and to earn xx coins at the same time
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Facebook
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? A complete network and privacy
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)? Yes, websummit Lisbon in the last three years and in several conferences and meetups in Brazil.
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: Meetup group management: I help organize bitcoin meetups in Portugal
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 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 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?
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?
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Nice, all right for me. :v: :crossed_fingers:

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also ok for me :slight_smile: hopefully welcome to the club

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Has my vote but should fill out the rest of the form.