Orange III Node Application 11986077437, submitted on 09-14-2020

Respondent ID 11986077437
Application Date 09/14/2020 9:35:51 AM
Applicant City Moscow
Applicant State/Province Moscow
Applicant Country Russia
What is your occupation? Full-Time Node Operator
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
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
Node Province Iowa
Node Country USA
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), Coda, Oasis Network, Idena
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported?
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node?
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 100
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 13.81¢ / 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?` 100
In what type of environment would this server be located? Other (please specify), VPS
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 GPU: Nvidia Turing RAM: 16GB DDR4 AMD Ryzen 7 2700x 1TB SSD
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:
Why do you want to be a node? I'm passionate about decentralization and I have a big interest in new crypto projects
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Elixxir and Praxxis
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Coda, Idena, Oasis Network
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:
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. 50
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 earn xx coins, To help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project, To help build true digital cash to fuel a decentralized economy
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? Decentralized networks empower individual users to manage and govern the network without relying on intermediaries. I have a big interest in distributed networks.
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. xx network offers a protected digital sphere where users can share ideas and exchange value in a secure and private way. Current blockchain platforms lack the speed and scalability and have high fees.
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? We should control our data. And we have our right to stay private even on the internet.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The main threat is the human factor. Centralized systems weak for DDOS attacks, for example.

What GPU will you exactly use?

I presume, as the node is in the USA and you are in Russia, that this will be hosted in a data center? Although that isn’t an issue can you confirm the GPU can and will be added to the node when accepted.
With a relevant GPU I would support your application