Orange III Node Application 12002716962, submitted on 09-19-2020

Respondent ID 12002716962
Application Date 09/19/2020 3:15:34 PM
Applicant City Warsaw
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Poland
What is your occupation? Blockchain product manager with IT background
How many years experience in your field? 8-15
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? Yes
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Warsaw
Node Province
Node Country Poland
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc)
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? N/A i want to contribut to Your project as I like the idea a lot
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. 3 USD per day
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 30
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), For my current company I have been responsible for deploying big datacenters we are talking about 5 EH in Kazachstan and China. In Poland I have been managing construction of own datacenter however security and IT works was provided by 3rd companies. In the past I have set up few hobby nodes for some fun projects like BTC node on raspbery pi etc.
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? Yes (Please list specs)
Specs I will be able to provide top spec as I will build dedicated machine for that.
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 want to support Your program
How did you originally hear about the xx network? During one of the events around april can not remember the name but it was after march lockdown
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Telegram
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? I like the idea to be able to handle my own data passed to the network
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? BTC
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? TNW hardfork decentralized 2018 in London as invite for startup. Few others in Poland
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: Instructional video content: Yes managed the content creation for BTCV crypto, Group messaging curation: Yes managed the content creation for BTCV crypto
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. I can dedicate 30h per month for community/node support
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 help build David Chaum's vision of a decentralized world, To contribute to a promising project
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? At the moment I am working for distributed network that is centralized.. I do not like this idea. I believe in decentralization via some voting/reputation methods. However at the begining the project can start with authorised(centralized) nodes and than transform to truly decentralized nodes as community is educated how to nominate new ones. I do not like PoW which enforced distributed networks to be centralized I have been there and seen it. I have been taking part in 10 EH deployment which is China and Kazachstan based.
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. I believe it is a very promising project and I believe in Mr. Chaum. He is a legend to me...
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 all know cambridge analitics, wechat .. we lose the control of our privacy. I want to be able to fight back
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? It is about ECDS algo. If quantum computers can move from public key via ecds to private than all the security is broken. Crypto as they are now would fall as our acounts would be accessed by 3rd parties. Centralized systems allow some other means of security to be connected apart from ecds transformation. I lack the knowledge about quantum resistant algorithms but i have learned about some pioners (In my home univesrity back in 70's) about quantum algorithms with out existing quantum computers. Qubic states are very interesting. At the same time I know that google has huge department working on that. I would love to be a part of the IT tech that is at the front of changes.

can you meet the HW requirements?

Good application. You have my vote.