Orange III Node Application 12002290003, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12002290003
Application Date 09/19/2020 9:45:48 AM
Applicant City Frankfurt
Applicant State/Province Hesse
Applicant Country Germany
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? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Frankfurt
Node Province Hesse
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Ethereum (ETH, ETC, etc), NuCypher, Cocmos, Harmony, Coda, AVA, Near, Witnet, Elrond, Solana, Idena, Keep, Stafi, bluzelle, CertiK
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? Stability
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? None
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. 0.10$
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? Yes (please describe), I use only high-quality data centers and servers, there is also monitoring
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, RAM: 64GB DDR4, Storage: 2TB Professional High Speed NVME
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 think the project has great potential, and I want to be part of this project.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Telegram
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Twitter, Telegram, Discord, BetaNet Forum
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? 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
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? Near, NuCypher, Keep 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. 2 -3
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?
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.
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?
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems?

Please tell us to not host on Hetzner… then you have my vote…

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I wanted to place my node Hetzner. But if there is a problem with this, I am ready to host my node at home. My location Ukraine, Dnipro. My ISP kyivstar 300 Mbps.
My hardware:
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Samsung SSD 970 Pro NVMe
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
I have already ordered this hardware specifically for BetaNet and really hope that I will take part in this cool network.