Orange III Node Application 12001777249, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12001777249
Application Date 09/19/2020 2:46:30 AM
Applicant City Saint Petersburg
Applicant State/Province liningradskaya oblast
Applicant Country Russia
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? 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
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Harmony, AVAX,KEEP, NuCypher
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? More detailed manuals and feedback
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? incident?
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.
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? 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)? 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:
Why do you want to be a node? I'm interested in testing new products. I see great potential in your project, so I would like to participate in the initial testing phase.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram, Discord
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I like your messenger app, privacy and secure is important.
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Keep network, avax
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. twice a week
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 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 network, you are vulnerable to anonymity, censorship, and work in general. Decentralization gives resistance to all this, because there is no central control panel that can be locked.
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. Communication and exchange of information between people, protecting their metadata. Protect your privacy by combining cMix end-to-end encryption. Praxis blockchain protected from quantum attacks with anonymous transactions.
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? Confidentiality is important for freedom from censorship and creativity. This is essential for the progress and independence of projects and individuals.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? As far as I know, quantum computers are capable of decrypting users' private keys, which endangers the existence of all traditional blockchains.

against… Hetzner hosting

Note that CPU-only nodes running in over-represented datacenters (such as Hetzner) are now being disabled and asked to make changes to continue operating, see here. Could you confirm that you’d run a node with the required GPU? I’d consider that a necessary requirement.

No vote for me