Orange III Node Application 12001950776, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12001950776
Application Date 09/19/2020 8:03:52 AM
Applicant City Kirov
Applicant State/Province Kirovskaya oblast
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? 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 Kirov
Node Province Kirovskaya oblast
Node Country Russia
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Certik, Coda, Mandala, Hopr
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? 98
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. 0 cent/kw
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 61
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 started the certik node on the server, I manage it via the ssh console, I also connected full monitoring with SMS notifications.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs Ryzen 3950x, Gtx 1080ti or rtx 2070, 32gb ddr4 3200mhz, SSD M.2 Patriot P300
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 am an adherent of a free Internet with confidential communication without censorship and total control. Therefore, I want to become a part of your network and be directly involved in the development of your project.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? Freedom of speech, independence from large corporations and their surveillance, and fast network performance
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Yes. Community Telegram: certik(rus), dropsearn,dropstech
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? Blockchain life (Moscow), Binance meetup 2019 (Moscow)
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: Group messaging curation: tokenometrika ran the news community in 2018., Forum management for Discord: Since mid-2017, has been part of the closed "Norn community"rs, conducted research and participated in pre-sales.
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. 2 videos
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 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? Decentralized networks, in contrast to distributed ones, offer the advantage of network scalability, greater autonomy and resource control. I want to maintain a decentralized network and consistent, quality node performance.
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. The Elixxir cMix network layer provides groundbreaking privacy and security by shredding user metadata. Praxxis provides a denominated coin structure that breaks payments into individual coins to provide privacy, and distinctive hash-based cryptography, which is secure against attacks from current nation-state adversaries and future quantum computers.Praxxis provides a denominated coin structure that breaks payments into individual coins to provide privacy, and distinctive hash-based cryptography, which is secure against attacks from current nation-state adversaries and future quantum computers.
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? Protection of your funds from intruders, private negotiations for companies and individuals, protection from tracking and dependence on the government, and just freedom and privacy!
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? Undoubtedly, quantum computers pose a threat to both centralized and decentralized systems. I believe that the computing power of quantum computers is up to the end is not clear and people underestimate the power of these devices. Any current blockchain, like any centralized network, can be attacked by quantum computers and instead thousands of years (it would take so much time to hack today's super computers), any wallet will be hacked in a few minutes. Even if the network (eg btc) a hard fork will be made in order to protect against quantum computers, such coins will still have a narrow neck. Since old coins will also be available on the wallet or exchange, they will be available using old access keys, which is a critical vulnerability.
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you have my vote for personal hosting and fullfilling HW requirements

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My internet provider is domru, it provides internet speed up to 500 mbit/sec

Good to hear you will run from home. Has my vote.

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