Orange III Node Application 11970723879, submitted on 09-08-2020

Respondent ID 11970723879
Application Date 09/08/2020 7:05:33 PM
Applicant City Dublin/Swords
Applicant State/Province Leinster
Applicant Country Ireland
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Dublin
Node Province Leinster
Node Country Ireland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? embedded health checks and performance metrics
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? Net present value (NVP) discounted by opportunity cost of capital with similar risk profile option.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 20 cents
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
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), I work with datacenters for nearly 20 years now. from supporting medium ISP to leading a team supporting large telco networks nationwide.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Do you have hardware you would like to use but does not meet the stated BetaNet node specs? If so, please provide specs on that hardware below: i have a mac mini 2018, which can be a gateway and i am going to purchase 3rd gen AMD CPU HW with GPU for BetaNet and other opportunities
Why do you want to be a node? To contribute to and be part of web3 community. To make money.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Coindesk
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? security
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? participating in The Graph testnet as well
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: some experience, Livestream/broadcast: some experience, Group messaging curation: some experience, Community Management Other: slack, MS teams, yammer etc
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
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To promote quantum secure distributed systems, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies, to help building future networks
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? decentralized networks are those governed by communities while distributed networks can be centralised or decentralised while being geographically distributed
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. well the main thing is privacy of the public key, and potential quantum resistance which attracted me to learn more and here I am
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 my opinion companies like google and facebook made fortune on selling our privacy. We basically trading it for some free services they provide. Although, services they provide are remarkably valuable, and at the time and still there are no real alternatives, however i think many people would opt for micro-payment model to maintain privacy instead.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? well the threat is basically the same, the main difference is in decentralised systems there are usually no accountability, while centralised system has companies behind which can compensate potential losses (subject t t&c).

how you make it in the club ;=)

Has my vote.