Orange III Node Application 11999041236, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 11999041236
Application Date 09/19/2020 6:46:07 AM
Applicant City Odessa
Applicant State/Province Odesskaij
Applicant Country Ukraine
What is your occupation? IT
How many years experience in your field? 1-3
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Associates degree (for example: AA, AS)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Odessa
Node Province Odesskaij
Node Country Ukraine
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? For now, I can not say it.
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? No obstacles.
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 90
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0.06$ - kWt
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 95
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
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 CPU: 4 , GPU: None , RAM: 16 Gb
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: GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti CPU : Core i7-6700 3.40GHz RAM: 16 Gb
Why do you want to be a node? Get experience and encouragement
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, BetaNet Forum
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? Idena, KEEP.
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Not visit.
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. No
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 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
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? In a centralized system, management is exercised by only one entity (for example, a person or an enterprise). There is no single supervisory authority in a decentralized system. Instead, control is distributed among independent entities.
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. All current blockchain networks have several fundamental weaknesses. They are built around mechanisms that can lead to the consolidation of power, such as concentrated token distributions, threatening the decentralized nature of the network. The xx network is the first platform capable of meaningfully solving each of the above challenges individually and solve all of them simultaneously. This breakthrough is based on novel innovations and decades of research.
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? On the web, you are constantly monitored by government services, advertisers and various scammers. If you want to protect yourself from this surveillance, you need to hide your virtual identity from unauthorized persons.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? The development of quantum computing - there is a guaranteed death of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The vast majority of crypto protocols that enable transactions in distributed ledgers are vulnerable to powerful quantum computers.

Hi, Would you be able to upgrade your HW to the minimum specification? RTX based GPU, 1TB SSD, 8core/16thread CPU?

Are you able to use hardware meeting all of the Revised BetaNet Node Hardware Requirements?