Orange III Node Application 11984254586, submitted on 09-13-2020

Respondent ID 11984254586
Application Date 09/13/2020 4:47:56 PM
Applicant City Dumbravita
Applicant State/Province Timisoara
Applicant Country Romania
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Graduated Secondary or High School, or equivalent
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Dumbravita
Node Province Timisoara
Node Country Romania
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? I'm not sure, I've invested an ETH mining farm and they've managed to burn the equipment and lost me all my profits. I want to recover and I can run anything and get things rolling pretty easily. I have 1 GBs internet connection and I have funds to get advanced equipment
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None really.
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. not sure, I'm expecting it to be cheaper than other countries.
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
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
Specs
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'll buy the hardware only if I get the chance to run a node, I have money to buy it, and would get it in possesion and ready within 3 days after confirmation. I have the money ready off-chain :).
Why do you want to be a node? I want to make money, and I like playing around with technology.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Quantum resistant blockchain, and a fresh start for a viable blockchain that wasn't poisoned by scammers.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? None
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: Yes, not comfortable, Livestream/broadcast: Yes, not comfortable, Group messaging curation: Yes, not comfortable, Forum management for Bitcointalk: No, Forum management for Reddit: No, Forum management for Discord: No, Other forum management: Yes, Meetup group management: No
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
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, 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 undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? The more decentralized the better, I detest SaaS apps that make money by leveraging huge amounts of data, at the expense of making small business compete with them impossible.
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. Fresh start.
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'm not too concerned about privacy at this moment, but I agree it's an important topic, the more data about us is on the internet, that's been there gathering for years, it may be used to determine patterns between people, which can be used to dictate future behaviours by throwing just one extra variable in the equasion.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? heartbleed bug will seem like a commedy story compared to what quantum computers will do.
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What HW will you buy?

Has my vote.